BBC Gardeners’ World Live returns to the NEC from 15 -18 June 2017. It’s the ultimate day out for keen, hands-on gardeners with inspiring show gardens, a vast floral marquee, great shopping and the nation’s favourite gardening experts live, including Monty Don, Carol Klein and Alan Titchmarsh.
2017 is a very special year, as it marks 50 years of the TV programme Gardeners’ World on BBC Two. We’ll be bringing out the bunting and celebrating in style with commemorative show gardens and presenters and and present.
Book tickets today with 20 per cent off, quoting code GWC2*, and look forward to a great day out.
If you’re a subscriber, visit Secret Garden, where you can save even more on tickets.
Join the garden party
We’ll be celebrating with presenters past and present, BBC Gardeners’ World-themed Beautiful Borders, a 1960s Nostalgia Garden, an Anniversary Garden showing how gardening has changed over five decades, and more. We’ve even got an exclusive birthday cake recipe, so join us for a slice of the action.
If you’re looking for realistic ideas, achievable designs and inspiration you can apply to your own garden – look no further. The show gardens present a wealth of planting combinations, space-savvy tricks and designer details. Remember to bring a camera to record your favourite bits to recreate at home.
Floral marquee and plant village
Browse one of the largest floral marquees in the country to find an incredible variety of plants for sale, direct from the growers, with stunning displays to inspire you and growing advice on hand.
Situated in the floral marquee, this area features top rose growers, with impressive displays and plants for sale, demo stage and an area to shop for all your rose-growing essentials.
BBC Gardeners’ World Live theatre
Take time to sit back and soak up the expert advice of your favourite presenters. The line-up includes past presenters Alan Titchmarsh and Toby Buckland, current favourites Monty Don, Carol Klein and Joe Swift, and the newest faces Frances Tophill and Flo Headlam**.
VegTrug Grow Your Own Stage
This lively stage is back to back with experts and essential Grow Your Own know-how. The new line-up for 2017 includes Andy McIndoe, Rob Smith, Frances Tophill, Matt Biggs and the Skinny Jean Gardeners.
Celebrating Gardeners’ World at 50 is about looking forward as well as looking back. Helping gardening flourish for generations to come, 50 schools will be taking part in the Mealbarrow competition. In 2016 we saw MealBarrow recipes varying from ratatouille to veggie curry.
Walks and tours
For an exclusive start to the day, book a garden walk with James Alexander-Sinclair, or a floral marquee tour with Jim Buttress. Enjoy an unrivalled view, get your questions answered and get a chance to meet the designers and nurserymen behind the award winning displays.
Add some sparkle to your day out at BBC Gardeners’ World Live with VIP tickets. Includes access to the VIP Lounge with a glass of fizz plus VIP parking, refreshments, cloakroom, goodie bag and more. BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine subscribers save 10 per cent off VIP tickets – visit the Secret Garden to find out more.
Under-18s go free at the weekend – so get the whole family together for a special day out.
Find out more and book
For more details, visit bbcgardenersworldlive.com
Book tickets today, quoting GWC2 to save 20 per cent*. If you’re a BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine subscriber, visit the Secret Garden, where you can save even more on tickets.
Ticket type Full price With 20 per cent discount, quote GWC2*
Adult standard £23.50 £18.80
Over 65s standard £21.50 £17.20
Any-Day £25.00 £20.00
VIP £89.00 No discount
*Valid on Adult/Over 65s tickets, excluding VIP/Luxe, until Thursday 2 May, 2017. Not valid with any other offer. £1.95 fulfilment fee per advance booking. **Theatre seats, walks and tours cost extra (discounts do not apply).