BBC Gardeners’ World Live and the BBC Good Food Show Summer return to the NEC next month. Take a look at what’s in store!
Time flies when you’re having fun… Can it really be a year since my last visit to BBC Gardeners’ World Live and BBC Good Food Show Summer?
Well, it’s nearly time for one of the summer’s biggest days out to return to Birmingham. Next month, BBC Gardeners’ World Live and BBC Good Food Show Summer will take over the NEC in Birmingham for four days of culinary and horticultural fun.
Over 500 exhibitors will be at the show from Thursday 14th June to Sunday 17 June 2018, and one ticket gets you into both spectacular events.
BBC Gardeners World Live
Of course, firm favourite and Gardeners’ World lead presenter Monty Don will be at the show. He will be joined at the show by co-presenters including Carol Klein, Adam Frost, Mark Lane and Arit Anderson.
And if you are visiting on Friday, you will also be able to see gardening legend Alan Titchmarsh.
Adam Frost will be in the BBC Gardeners’ World Live Theatre on the Thursday and Sunday of the Show. He says that “this year’s Show is really about helping gardeners make every space count. I’ll be live on stage, talking about the progress of my own garden and giving lots of design tips. It’s the perfect show for anyone looking for exciting garden inspiration to try at home – see you there!”
As always, you’ll be able to see inspirational Show Gardens at the show, including the Made in Birmingham garden. This will feature a railway embankment plot with allotment, wildflower meadow and a working steam engine.
The Wyevale Garden Centres Solutions Garden will have tips and advice to deal with common issues such as soil types or shady areas. And the Beautiful Borders will be full of gardening ideas for small spaces.
Plus the Tesco Every Little Helps Garden will be offering ideas for small changes that can make a big difference.
And if you’re feeling inspired after all that, the Floral Marquee and Plant Village are heaven for plant lovers. You’ll find over 100 dedicated places to buy quality plants, seeds and bulbs.
I’ll be covering both the Show Gardens and the Floral Marquee here on the blog after the show.
BBC Good Food Show Summer
You can see all your favourites like Mary Berry, James Martin, Tom Kerridge, and Michel Roux Jr at the show. They will be cooking up a storm on stage in the Big Kitchen, and there will be plenty more chances to see them around the Show.
Tom Kerridge will be cooking live in three Big Kitchen sessions. He says that “There aren’t many events that compare to the BBC Good Food Show at the NEC Birmingham. With the size of the venue, the amount of delicious food and drink to sample and buy, and the expert demonstrations, it really is an amazing day out.”
This year’s show also features the new Eat Well zone. This will showcase the best in vegan and vegetarian products, with expert advice and recipe ideas at the Show’s Summer Kitchen stage.
And there are masses of opportunities for shopping including the Producers’ Village and the Drinks Emporium. You really will be spoiled for choice!
You’ll find the best in cooking and gardening inspiration at this show. Stages around the NEC will be showcasing a full mix of plot to plate inspiration, live demos, Q&A’s, talks and plenty of advice. Plus, there’s the chance to chat to more artisan producers and gardening experts than you can fit into one day.
Ticket holders gain entry to both Shows, with children under five going free. Discounts and free tickets available for groups of eight or more.
Or an extra special treat, why not take a look at the VIP and VIP Luxe packages. These include front row seats in the Big Kitchen super theatre and BBC Gardeners’ World Live Theatre. You’ll also get access to exclusive lounges and much more.
This giveaway is now closed and the winners have been notified
Yes, three lucky winners will receive a pair of tickets to the BBC Gardeners’ World Live and the BBC Good Food Show Summer.
And for a chance to win, all you have to do is to log into the Rafflecopter below and answer the easy question. There are additional social media entries that you can use to boost your chances of winning.
The giveaway will close at 11.59PM on Wednesday 6th June 2018 and is open to UK entrants only. Because the show starts on 14th June, winners will be picked at 9am on Thursday 7th June 2018 and must get in touch by 9am on Friday 8th June 2018. If they have not made contact by that time, new winners will be picked.
There are a few important T&Cs on this giveaway that you need to be aware of, in addition to the standard T&Cs on the Rafflecopter:
The event runs from 14-17 June 2018, at the NEC Birmingham. Only valid on Thursday, Friday or Sunday; no Saturday admission. Prize includes 2x entry passes – no travel, expenses or accommodation is provided. General admission tickets do not include theatre seats, but can be purchased on the day, subject to availability. Not all celebrities appear on all days. Contact information will be supplied to third party who will post your winning tickets directly to your home address. The prize is for three pairs of general admission tickets, so there will be three winners. Prize cannot be swapped for cash or sold on.
And the question you need to answer to be in with a chance of winning this prize is:
What will you be looking forward to seeing at the BBC Gardeners’ World Live and the BBC Good Food Show Summer?