Highlights Gardeners’ World Live 2024

With BBC Gardeners’ World Live opening its doors today, here are a few highlights to look out for.

Joe Swift, Carol Klein and Monty Don at Gardeners World Live

Taking place at the Birmingham NEC from June 13th to 16th, BBC Gardener’s Word Live promises a celebration of horticulture, innovative garden designs, and expert advice. The show is expecting 91,000 visitors which includes attendance at the co-located BBC Good Food Show.

Gardeners’ World Live highlights:

  • Adam Frost returns to the show with his headline show garden, The Chef’s Table which features daily ‘plot-to-plate’ themed conversations and cooking demos with well-known chefs such as James Martin, Glynn Purnell and Michel Roux.
  • The Association of Professional Landscapers’ Avenue of gardens showcasing a range of inspirational designs, while the ‘Beautiful Borders’ offer inspiration for small spaces and challenging places. The entries this year include:
    • The Costa Cadiz garden: Designed by Anna Helps, the garden showcases the landscape of the province of Cadiz on the southern Atlantic coast of Spain.
    • Lunatica: Designed by Joshua Fenton, this is a garden about water health and security within Britain in 2024, responding to the theme ‘a good life’ as clean healthy water is vital for all forms of life.
    • Eco Oasis Garden: Designed by Dan Hartley, the garden aims to inspire visitors to embrace harmonious and sustainable practices while enjoying easy ‘Good Life’ living and making good choices.
    • Notes from the Mediterranean: Designed by Katerina Kantalis and built by JG Landscaping which draws inspiration from the landscapes of Greece, Italy, and France.
  • Monty Don, Adam Frost, Carol Klein, Frances Tophill and Joe Swift will be chatting with Nicki Chapman on the BBC Gardeners’ World Live Theatre sharing topical tips and advice.
  • The Floral Marquee for all things plants which this year also features the International Orchid Show. Also in the Floral Marquee;
    • Let’s Talk Plant stage, hosted by David Hurrion, featuring include talks with Monty Don, Adam Frost, Sue Kent and Charles Carr from Hillier Nurseries.
    • The Talking Heads podcast hosts; Lucy Chamberlain and Saul Walker will be hosting Plant Expert workshops and advice desk
    • ‘Hot Off The Potting Bench’ features all the new plants and varieties entered for the Peter Seabrook Award for Best New Plant at the show
    • Wool-Pots Pot Swap and Sustainability Zone
  • Numerous exhibitors at the show – all worthy of a good browse, but here are a few to look out for: Caley Brothers for elegant edible mushrooms; Brookfield Plants (hosta); Greenjjam nurseries (penstemon); New Forest Hostas & Ferns; Frank Matthews (fruit trees); Hardy’s Cottage Garden plants (perennials); Lincolnshire Pond Plants; Hampshire Carnivorous Plants; Hortiwool; Kitchen Garden Plant Centre (GYO); Primrose Hall Peonies; The Dipping Tank Company.
  • Urban gardening focus with the showcase gardens, stage (hosted by Ade Sellars) and retail area, designed to inspire the urban gardeners. The House Plant Market and Stage will be hosted by Ellen Mary.
  • Chris Collins will be hosting the Get Growing Stage, featuring a daily programme of tips and growing advice from well-known grow-your-own experts

For all the details of the show and tickets, we refer you to Gardeners’ World Live.