Posted: 18/06/2013 at 09:59
Feedback on Gardeners World Live was that I was a bit disappointed. It's my first time and I suppose I was comparing it to Tatton Park, but it was lacking in plant specialists (e.g. a fair few nurseries selling all sorts of plants but far fewer which focussed on their speciality).
In addition I was hoping to buy lots of accessories, maybe a new bird box, a garden mirror, some wall art, a garden mirror, and there was very little choice in this area.
We arrived at 9.30, had a coffee break and a lunch, got round the Good Food show next door and were still gone by 4.15.
We also went to Carol Klein's stage presentation, which was a little odd. I was hoping for some gems of gardening advice on particular plants, but it was really a slide show of her garden, which I see every week on GW.
What was brilliant, was the plant nursery, where you could make a donation to the Guide Dogs and get all your shopping delivered to a pick up point where you could take your car. Fantastic service and a great cause - very impressed with this.
Final gripe - they sent me a survey afterwards where I thought I could give my feedback - they want to know what car you drive, what newspaper you read, how many holidays you take, where you shop - clearly just a ploy to get your information to sell on.
Very disappointing, will be sticking with RHS shows next year.