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Gardeners’ World Live 2021 – a real LIVE event planned!

The Navigator Garden plan by Toby Buckland. Picture; GWL
The Navigator Garden plan by Toby Buckland. Picture; GWL

Tickets on sale now for the NEC Birmingham-based show

It really is something to look forward to – BBC Gardeners’ World Live has announced the show will be back at The NEC from June 17-20 June and tickets are now on sale.

New Covid 19 safety measures have been taken, including:

  • A larger event space to allow for social distancing
  • Timed visitor entry
  • Changes to the theatre layouts.

BBC Gardeners’ World presenters appearing include Monty Don, Adam Frost, Carol Klein, Joe Swift and Frances Tophill. Alan Titchmarsh has been confirmed on Saturday, with Toby Buckland on Sunday.

The main themes are flower power, sustainability and indoor gardening. The new My Gardeners’ World Stage in the Floral Marquee will give exhibiting nurseries, special guests and the Gardeners’ World presenters a platform to share ideas about how everyone can do their bit for sustainability and the environment.

Bob Sweet, BBC Gardeners’ World Live’s Director of Horticulture, said: “We are growing as a nation of gardeners more than ever and, as such, we are delighted to be announcing plans for BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2021.

‘A formidable event’

“We are also thrilled to confirm that nearly all the designers, landscapers, exhibitors and sponsors from our postponed show will be working alongside us to create a formidable event in 2021.”

Toby Buckland’s Navigator Garden is confirmed. The coast, the focus of the garden’s design, is a point of no return and acts as a barometer of our rapidly changing climate.

The Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) returns with Professor David Stevens and the What Lies Beneath Garden. This concept garden hopes to demystify the underlying structures that underpin a great finished garden – on view in an eye-level cross-section.

Professor Stevens said: “The garden has provided welcome relaxation and a new awareness of just what a garden has to offer, along with an opportunity to change or improve the layout.

“In doing this, we become more aware of the complexities of construction, foundations for paving and walls or just how to build a raised bed, a garden pool and any number of other features.”

What Lies Beneath Garden - The APL with Prof David Stevens. Picture; GWL
What Lies Beneath Garden – The APL with Prof David Stevens. Picture; GWL

A Very British Affair show gardens

All five show gardens in APL Avenue have the theme A Very British Affair, from allotments to James Bond.

At least six other show gardens and showcase gardens are expected to be confirmed, including Derby College’s Metamorphosis garden and An Oasis of Peace by the Stroke Association. Show garden applications are open until January.

The Beautiful Borders, with a Power of Flowers theme, has had more than 30 entries. Family-friendly activities include the School Wheelbarrow Competition and a hands-on garden run by Roots to Fruit where children will be able to have a go at planting.

The Floral Marquee and Plant Village will showcase specialist nurseries and growers in a socially distant environment. The Marquee will also feature an Eremurus display from Jon Wheatley and the new House of Plants feature created by Samantha Theakstone.

For tickets and more information visit www.bbcgardenersworldlive.com.

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