Apply for a Beautiful Border

Calling all garden designers! Beautiful Borders are an annual visitor favourite at BBC Gardeners’ World Autumn Fair as they display a variety of excellent designs, space savvy ideas, planting combinations and creative features that can be packed into a small garden. At just a few square metres, creating a Beautiful Border is a fantastic way to showcase your skills to a large audience of keen gardeners, press and experts.

This year, we invite you, garden designers and creators, to encapsulate the essence of your ideal garden escape, by designing a Beautiful Border at BBC Gardeners’ World Autumn Fair 2023. Your interpretation of the ‘My Garden Escape’ theme might be a quiet oasis or refuge, a place of mindfulness or an area shaped around it’s mental health benefits and sensory aspects. Or is your ‘Garden Escape’ a place for friends and family to gather, to grow edibles for your table, to let your hair down in, or a firework display of exuberance and colour? Perhaps your Garden escape reflects one of your hobbies or pastimes, or maybe it embodies your ultimate happy place. 

If you are interested in getting more information about applying for a Beautiful Border, please email Lucy or call her on 0207 150 5130.

Download the application form here.

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Kate Mason, Platinum Award and Best Border winner 2019 said: “If you are considering doing Beautiful Borders, don’t consider it, just do it. You won’t regret it! Since the show my business has gone crazy, the BBC Gardeners’ World name is highly respected and means people have even more faith in my ability. I plan on developing my business further and continuing to learn as much as I can along the way. I hope one day to secure a sponsor and complete a full-sized show garden.”

Meet the team

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Lucy Tremlett Headshot

Bob Sweet – Horticultural Director

Bob brings a vast amount of knowledge and familiarity with BBC Gardeners’ World Live and will oversee all horticultural aspects of the show.

Lucy Tremlett – Horticultural Manager

Lucy works alongside Bob to deliver all aspects of the show, and is based in the office should you have any urgent questions. Lucy will be working together to process your applications and answer queries.

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