BBC Gardeners’ World Events has announced its events calendar for 2024, with news that presenter Adam Frost will be designing the headline show garden at BBC Gardeners’ World Live.
Frost’s Show Garden, with the working title ‘The Chef’s Table’, will be a vibrant showcase of plot to plate, featuring an outdoor cooking and eating space, set amongst a selection of edibles.
The 2024 event schedule begins with the BBC Gardeners’ World Spring Fair, taking place from 3 – 5 May, at Beaulieu in the New Forest.
The Fair is set to feature a central woodland-themed show garden by headline partner, Hillier, with one-to-one advice desks, further Showcase Gardeners, compact Beautiful Borders by local designers, and College Competition gardens.
BBC Gardeners’ World Live will take place at the NEC Birmingham from 13 – 16 June, where Frost’s chef inspired table will feature alongside the Association of Professional Landscapers’ avenue of gardens, a Floral Marquee and a new Urban Garden area.
BBC Gardeners’ World Autumn Fair, in association with English Heritage is set to take place 30 August – 1 September, at Audley End House and Gardens in Essex.
The autumnal show will play host to the Association of Professional Landscapers’ Skills Competition, where teams compete to build a show garden in just 16.5 hours. Alongside the competition will be a range of growers, nurseries and retailers selling seasonal plants, gardening equipment and more.
Rachel Poletti-Gadd, portfolio director – gardening division at Immediate Live, organisers of BBC Gardeners’ World Events, says: “Whether planting up a window box or starting a garden from scratch, taking on a challenging space or using containers to garden on a terrace, gardening and growing provide us with so many benefits, from exercise in the fresh air to a mindful sense of satisfaction.
“BBC Gardeners’ World Live and our seasonal BBC Gardeners’ World Fairs are celebrations of hands-on gardening and the joy of plants.”