BBC Gardeners' World Live 2016

16-19 June 2016

Join us for BBC Gardeners' World Live, 16-19 June 2016 at the NEC, Birmingham. This year's show brings you the best in gardening, with an unmissable blend of expert advice, design inspiration, hands-on learning and plant bargains.

Indulge your passion for gardening at BBC Gardeners' World Live 2016:

  • See your favourite gardening experts
  • Be inspired by award-winning show gardens and displays
  • Learn from over 100 specialist growers
  • Shop for plants, tools and gardening gadgets
  • Enjoy free entry to the BBC Good Food Show Summer


Get a great deal on tickets now:

Phone: 0844 581 1340

Online: book now saving 20 per cent* on standard tickets by quoting code GWE3

Subscribers to BBC Gardeners' World Magazine save more - visit the subscriber pages of the magazine or visit the Secret Garden.

More show information: BBC Gardeners' World Live website


Show highlights

Show gardens Great gardens

This year’s Show includes showstopping gardens including Paul Stone’s Canal Boat Garden featuring a narrowboat with rooftop planting and a canalside meadow; A Place To Dwell featuring a jewellery box pavilion which will be relocated to Birmingham’s Jewellery Quarter after the show and Capability Brown’s Enchanted Tea Party sponsored by Wyevale Garden Centres, featuring roses from the new Capability Brown Collection. Be sure to bring a notebook and camera so you can take great ideas home.

RHS Floral Marquee and RHS Plant Village RHS Floral Marquee and Plant Village

With over 100 places to shop for plants, you’ll be spoilt for choice – be sure to snap up some show bargains! New this year you’ll find the Rose Festival in the Floral Marquee with the country’s leading specialists, plants and accessories for sale and a dedicated rose demo stage.

Gardeners' Inspiration BBC Gardeners' World Magazine Small Garden Solutions - NEW

With space at a premium in our gardens, BBC Gardeners' World Magazine brings to life a wealth of design ideas and container recipes that will transform your plot into your own piece of heaven. This informative and interactive zone includes the Container Gallery featuring 10 great planting ideas; Front & Back Garden featuring a wealth of space savvy features including window boxes, raised beds, patios, courtyards and shady borders; and the Potting Shed Stage, where your favourite garden experts and the magazine team sharing techniques, styles, and down-to-earth advice including how to take summer cuttings, seed sowing and potting up.

BBC Gardeners' World Theatre BBC Gardeners' World Theatre sponsored by Wyevale Garden Centres

We’ve got an all-star line-up appearing on the BBC Gardeners’ World Theatre sponsored by Wyevale Garden Centres including Monty Don and Alan Titchmarsh. Discover the secrets to gardening success, handy solutions, quick tips and what to do in your garden now. Hosted by James Alexander-Sinclair, it’ll be as entertaining as it is informative. Book early for the best seats, £2 a seat.

Garden Walks Garden walks and tours

Enjoy an exclusive tour of the Show Gardens, or of the Floral Marquee, before the show opens to the public. You’ll get the chance to meet some of the people behind the displays, get the low down on the designs and planting, and get your horticultural questions answered. Tours are led by James Alexander-Sinclair, Matt Biggs and Jim Buttress.


VegTrug VegTrug Stage - NEW

The VegTrug Stage is where you'll find a host of familiar faces showing you how you can make even the smallest of spaces productive and tasty. Every demo will be laden with practical tips and expert advice, and plenty of opportunity to ask questions. So whether you're just starting out, or you're a veteran grow-your-owner, you'll be sure to lean new tips and ideas for a tasty crop here.


Fresh summer flavours Fresh summer flavours

Your BBC Gardeners' World Live ticket also gains you free entry to the BBC Good Food Show Summer. Enjoy seasonal food and live cookery demos from Mary Berry, Michel Roux Jr and Tom Kerridge, plus much more.


Family Weekend Family Weekend

Entry to BBC Gardeners' World Live is free for children on Saturday and Sunday, with plenty to keep the little ones occupied. Look out for the Blue Peter Gardeners (aka the Skinny Jean Gardeners) and Lucas Hatch (RHS Young Gardener of the Year) on the VegTrug Stage. Enjoy hands-on activities with the British Bee Keepers and Bats Conservation Society and enjoy family entertainment, including face painting and the Donkey Sanctuary.


VIP tickets Be a VIG (Very Important Gardener) for the day

Treat yourself to a VIP ticket for an extra-special day out. Benefits include a glass of fizz, talks and demos in the exclusive VIP lounge, front block seats in the BBC Gardeners' World Theatre, a VIP cloakroom and a goody bag.



Potting BenchesUK Florist of the Year

The Institute of Professional Florists are starting their search to find the best florist in the country to be crowned the UK Florist of the Year. And BBC Gardeners’ World Live plays host to the first heat. Wedding in the Garden is the topical theme– so if you’re involved in anyone’s special days this year, it’s not to be missed.


Book now

Get a great deal on tickets now:

Phone: 0844 581 1340

Online: book now saving 20 per cent* on standard tickets by quoting code GWE3

More show information: BBC Gardeners' World Live website

*20 per cent off Adult and Over 65s advance tickets including Any-Day and 2-day tickets. Not valid on VIP tickets or with any other offer. £1.50 fulfilment fee per advance order. Offer ends 19 June 2016.

Subscribers to BBC Gardeners' World Magazine save more - visit the Secret Garden.

Details correct at time of publication. Calls to 0844 581 1340 cost 7p/minute plus your standard network charges.