Consumers looking to transform their neglected outdoor spaces can gain help and inspiration from a new nationwide campaign called ‘Love the Plot You’ve Got’ which will launch with its first Roadshow at Good Life Live, Alexandra Palace this weekend.
The Roadshows are part of the innovative 3 year Love the Plot You’ve Got Campaign which has been created following detailed research into consumer perceptions about their desires for their outdoor living spaces, especially among the key 30-45 year old age group.
The emphasis is on easy, affordable ways to improve tired, neglected outdoor living spaces to make them places for Rest, Relaxation, Socialising & Play
The Inspiring Roadshow gardens will be made up of a ‘before’ garden, which will represent the hundreds of thousands of neglected, tired back gardens across the country, together with three ‘transformations’ and a balcony garden feature:
- The Entertaining Garden shows with just a little imagination, consumers can have their own special oasis of calm to socialise with friends or simply “Chill” after a busy day.
- The Container or Portable Garden shows just how even those who live in small gardens can create a lovely outdoor living space that’s easy to achieve and manage. Even those who live in rented accommodation can have a wonderful outdoor space that when they move, they can take their garden with them!
- The Edible Garden combines vegetables and edible flowers into a great looking plot that provides tasty, nutritious things to eat, that’s lovely to look at, even when space is limited
- The Balcony Garden shows how even tiny spaces can be converted into colourful little havens to relax and even entertain in.
The Roadshows will be supported by horticulturalist, broadcaster and TV gardener Chris Collins, who will provide tips and demonstrations including planting a hanging basket, seed sowing, day to day gardening advice and free interactive kids gardening activities to inspire the next generation.
Visitors to the Love the Plot You’ve Got Roadshow will meet friendly advisors who will provide them with easy to understand, jargon-free information and achievable and realistic advice on how to transform their outdoor living spaces, small or large.
From Alexandra Palace, the roadshow will then tour the UK stopping at cities and events. Visit www.loveyourplot.com for full details of each Roadshow venue.
Love the Plot You’ve Got Roadshow dates
20-22 March: Good Life Live, London
11-12 April: Van Hage Garden Centre, Great Amwell
18-19 April: Scotsdale Garden Centre, Cambridge
25 – 26 April: Webbs of Wychbold, Worcestershire
2-3 May: Cardiff (tbc)
8-10 May: Garden Show Ireland, Belfast
23-24 May: George Square, Glasgow
29-31 May: Gardening Scotland, Edinburgh
June: Garden centres (to be announced)
17-20 July: Home and Garden Show, Stratford upon Avon
Manufacturers and suppliers from across the industry have gathered together to support the campaign, for a list of our partners please see www.loveyourplot.com/partners.
For a list of retailers participating in the campaign, please see www.loveyourplot.com/find-a-retailer.