Summer comes to the NEC

BBC Gardeners’ World Live and BBC Good Food Show kick-off Summer 2023.

Returning for another year of outstanding gardens and plant displays and a host of feast-worthy foods and cookery demonstrations, BBC Gardeners’ World Live and BBC Good Food Show Summer will be joining forces and returning to the NEC in Birmingham for four jam-packed days this summer.

Bringing together the best celebrity gardeners and chefs for inspirational talks, live demonstrations and much more, the much-loved Shows, which attract over 100,000 people each year, will return from 15th–18th June.

Kicking off Summer 2023, this year’s BBC Gardeners’ World Live will offer an unparalleled experience for keen and budding gardeners alike with unmissable talks and insight from headline garden experts including Monty Don, Carol Klein, Adam Frost, Frances Tophill and Alan Titchmarsh, among others, in the BBC Gardeners’ World Live Theatre.

Alongside stunning Show Gardens, Beautiful Borders, stages, one-to-one advice from the Plant Experts, and one of the country’s largest Floral Marquees packed with plants to buy, there are plenty of new elements to explore at the Show. Visitors will discover a series of alfresco talks on two Show Gardens and the all-new Let’s Talk Plants stage, which includes sessions with stage sponsor Hillier Nurseries.

What’s more, visitors can get take-home ideas from gardens including: a walk-through, coronation-inspired ‘Garden Fit for a King’ inspired by HM King Charles III’s famous gardens at Highgrove; the Liz Earle Beauty Co’s Botanical Show Garden that focusses on the harnessing of the power of plants for wellbeing; the Newson Health Menopause Garden, which is full of ideas of how a garden can support a woman’s journey through the menopause; the Secret Homestead Garden by gardening influencer Lucy Hutchings @SheGrowsVeg; three Wildlife Trust Competition gardens, four APL Avenue Show Gardens and much more.

Additionally, indoor gardening fans will enjoy the House Plant Hub, with room-set designed by award-winning designer Kate Mason, House Plant Market and tips on sprucing up interior spaces at the stage hosted by Ellen Mary and with experts including Joe Bagley.

Returning alongside BBC Gardeners’ World Live, BBC Good Food Show Summer has revealed a string of mouth-watering sessions in the Big Kitchen across the four-day foodie celebration, with a host of favourites including James Martin, Ainsley Harriot, Nadiya Hussain, Michel Roux and The Hairy Bikers set to take to the stage.

Additionally, visitors have the opportunity to taste and discover food producers in the Fabulous Food Finds Tasting Theatre and shop for new and existing products in the Producers Village and Food Champions area, hear live interviews with our chefs and experts at the Let’s Talk Food Stage, as well as meet some of the new faces of the Show cooking live on the Summer Kitchen, where guests can pick up lots of summer dining inspiration.

Lexus will return this year with the Takumi Lunch Club to the BBC Good food Show Summer, with a menu inspired by Lexus Takumi Ambassadors Emily Roux, Neil Perry and Michelin Star chefs Angela Hartnett and Michel Roux.

Renowned for famous faces, inspiration, shopping and magic moments around every corner, the combination of these two Shows offers an enviable day out.

Whether you’re a keen gardener looking to pick up new tips and garden ideas, or a food fanatic ready to discover new and exciting flavours, one ticket will give you entry to both Shows, packing in double the experience for one ticket.

Rachel Poletti-Gadd, Portfolio Director at BBC Gardeners’ World Live, said: “We’re thrilled that BBC Gardeners’ World Live is set to return for four fabulous days of garden inspiration this summer with a great mix of annual favourites like our Floral Marquee, along with brand new features that we know our visitors will love. It’s always a fantastic Show, that offers heaps of inspiration that visitors can recreate at home, and we can’t wait to bring all these wonderful new features to life!”

Rachael Bosshardt, Event Director at BBC Good Food Show Summer, comments: “We’re excited that BBC Good Food Show Summer is returning this June. With so many new and exciting chefs and food producers, there is so much to see, taste and buy, we can’t wait to welcome visitors to explore what’s on at the show this year.”

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