Food and gardens combine at the NEC.
One of the summer’s most popular days out returns to Birmingham again this week (June 14th–17th), as BBC Gardeners’ World Live and the BBC Good Food Show Summer take over the NEC for four days.
With one ticket, visitors will gain entry to both spectacular events, which will attract over 400 exhibitors from the culinary and horticultural world, as well as A-list gardeners and chefs.
BBC Two’s Gardeners’ World favourites Monty Don, Carol Klein and Alan Titchmarsh headline the horticultural half of the show, whilst Mary Berry, Tom Kerridge and dozens more world-renowned chefs will be showcasing their culinary skills.
Visitors can expect to see their usual BBC Good Food Show favourites, with some vendors returning for their tenth exhibition. The shopping and free samples are joined this year by new attractions like the Lindt Chocolate and Coffee Pairing and the Eat Well zone, dedicated to all things vegetarian and vegan.
Stepping outside, you’ll find inspirational Show Gardens and top shopping for your garden. The Made in Birmingham garden will feature a railway embankment plot with allotment, wildflower meadow and a working steam engine with Pullman Dining carriage.
Whether inside or outside, you’ll find the best in cooking and gardening inspiration with four days of free entry stages showcasing a full mix of plot to plate inspiration, live demos, Q&As, talks and plenty of advice. Plus, the chance to chat to more artisan producers and gardening experts than you can fit into one day. Ticket holders will gain entry to both shows, with children under five going free and discounts and free tickets available for groups of eight or more.
Adam Frost, who will be giving his insight in the BBC Gardeners’ World Live Theatre on the Thursday and Sunday of the Show, said: “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, as will many fellow Gardeners’ World presenters, including Monty Don and gardening legend Alan Titchmarsh too. It’s the perfect show for anyone looking for exciting garden inspiration to try at home – see you there!”
Tom Kerridge, who will be cooking live in three Big Kitchen sessions, added: “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.”