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Snaps from the show - BBC Gardeners' World Live Special Edition

Published: Monday, 6 September, 2021 at 12:39 pm

Visitors to BBC Gardeners' World Live Special Edition show off their purchases.

Last week we joined lots of keen gardeners at BBC Gardeners' World Live Special Edition at the NEC in Birmingham. It was a fantastic event, filled with inspiring Show Gardens, informative talks from familiar faces and advice from expert growers.

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It was also filled with plenty of tempting shopping opportunities and we absolutely loved seeing what visitors to the show had purchased. Here's a selection of photos of visitors proudly showing off their purchases, from trolleys brimming with plants to large metal leaves ready to make a statement in their new homes.


Some visitors purchased so many plants we could hardly see them, while others had been more restrained, or just hadn't finished their shopping yet!

Jenny and Nicole at BBC Gardeners' World Live Special Edition
Jenny and Nicole at BBC Gardeners' World Live Special Edition
Roz and Maureen at BBC Gardeners' World Live Special Edition
Roz and Maureen at BBC Gardeners' World Live Special Edition

Des was particularly proud of his purchases.

Bea, Des and Rachel at BBC Gardeners' World Live
Dawn and Linda at BBC Gardeners' World Live Special Edition
Dawn and Linda at BBC Gardeners' World Live Special Edition

Claire and Angela had purchased so many plants, they had to share the load!

Claire and Angela at BBC Gardeners' World Live Special Edition
Claire and Angela at BBC Gardeners' World Live Special Edition

Jody and Glenda were queueing for the Plant Creche when we met, you can't carry the very tall Rudbeckia laciniata 'Herbstsonne' around a show all day! Rudbeckias, also known as Coneflowers, proved very popular at the show, lots of visitors were spotted with them.

Jody and Glenda at BBC Gardeners' World Live Special Edition
Jody and Glenda at BBC Gardeners' World Live Special Edition

Meanwhile, Georgie was keeping her new chilli plant safe in her rucksack.

Georgie and Lewis at BBC Gardeners' World Live Special Edition
Georgie and Lewis at BBC Gardeners' World Live Special Edition
Melvyn and Anita at BBC Gardeners' World Live Special Edition
Melvyn and Anita at BBC Gardeners' World Live Special Edition
Sue and Felicity at BBC Gardeners' World Live Special Edition
Sue and Felicity at BBC Gardeners' World Live Special Edition
Chloe at BBC Gardeners' World Live Special Edition
Chloe at BBC Gardeners' World Live Special Edition
Theresa and Steve at BBC Gardeners' World Live Special Edition
Theresa and Steve at BBC Gardeners' World Live Special Edition
Adam at BBC Gardeners' World Live Special Edition
Adam at BBC Gardeners' World Live Special Edition

Grasses were a popular choice at the show, with Celia, Ish, Lynda and Lynn all leaving with their hands full.

Lynda and Lynn at BBC Gardeners' World Live Special Edition
Lynda and Lynn at BBC Gardeners' World Live Special Edition
Celia and Ish at BBC Gardeners' World Live Special Edition
Celia and Ish at BBC Gardeners' World Live Special Edition

It's important to rest your feet at the show, plus it also gives you the perfect opportunity to admire your purchases.

Carol and Gillian at BBC Gardeners' World Live Special Edition
Carol and Gillian at BBC Gardeners' World Live Special Edition
Group at BBC Gardeners' World Live Special Edition

Sculptures and ornaments also proved popular purchases at the show, with giant metal leaves a popular choice!

Dan and Sharon at BBC Gardeners' World Live Special Edition
Dan and Sharon at BBC Gardeners' World Live Special Edition
Ray and Veronica at BBC Gardeners' World Live Special Edition
Ray and Veronica at BBC Gardeners' World Live Special Edition

It's also useful when you buy containers at the show, so that you can carry your plants around with ease.

Satish and Pam at BBC Gardeners' World Live Special Edition
Satish and Pam at BBC Gardeners' World Live Special Edition

If this has inspired you to add an ornament to your garden, check out our list of 10 unusual garden ornaments.


Thanks to everyone we met for posing with their purchases at the show, we look forward to meeting more gardeners at the shows in 2022.

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