Meet Richard, a true green thumb whose journey with gardening started at the age of 10, cultivating a small vegetable patch at the top of his parents’ council house garden. Fast forward 30 years, and Richard’s passion for growing his own food is stronger than ever.

Today, Richard continues to cultivate his own edible oasis, not only finding joy in the process but also keeping his grocery bills in check. His dedication to the art of ‘Grow Your Own’ has led him to become the host of one of the longest-running edible gardening podcasts.

Through his podcast, Richard shares his vast experience, stories, and insights about the world of growing your own food. He is on a mission to inspire and encourage individuals from all walks of life to embrace the fulfilling and sustainable lifestyle of producing their own nourishing harvests.

As we embark on the journey of turning gardens into Lean Mean Food Producing Machines, Richard brings his decades of experience and wisdom. Join him in cultivating a thriving community of ‘grow your own’ enthusiasts, who nurture not only their gardens but also their connection to the earth and each other.

New year, new garden, new trends!

We’re through the garden gate into 2023, with a host of gardening trends blooming throughout the country. From house plants reaching dizzying heights of popularity, to the colour of the year ‘Viva Magenta’, read on for our full list of trends.

To get up close and personal with fresh garden inspiration, new plants, the latest gardening kit and more, join us in 2023.

Colour of the Year 2023

Hand-picked by Pantone, the colour of the year has been named as ‘Viva Magenta. 

Pantone describe the colour as ‘brave and fearless, and a pulsating colour whose exuberance promotes a joyous and optimistic celebration, writing a new narrative.’

Discover a world of colour and scent in the stunning Floral Marquee,  bursting with award-winning nurseries and display.

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Sustainable gardening

Whilst your garden might seem to already be very green, it can always be greener!

Discover ways you can make gardening more sustainable, like upcycling common items to make stylish features. What was a pallet, hessian bags, bits of pipe, and tin cans, could become a planter, grow bags, water features, and wildlife habitats.

Be inspired by the BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine editorial team as they’re joined by experts to give tips and advice.

Grow your own food

Looking to go from soil to supper this year? Get brilliant advice from the National Allotment Society at the event.

Peat-free gardening

Learn about the latest peat-free compost from exhibitors who can offer face-to-face advice.

Indoor gardening

Foliage doesn’t just belong outside – bring nature indoors and be inspired by the Houseplant Hub.

Mindful gardening

Beautiful Borders returns with this year’s theme ‘My Garden Escape’ to give you space savvy ideas.

Gardening on a budget

Discover different ways you can let your garden bloom under a tighter budget, with advice from expert gardeners.

Fermented foods

Visit the BBC Good Food Summer Show (with free entry with your ticket!) and discover the latest foodie trends.

Feeling inspired? Find out what else is happening at BBC Gardeners’ World Live this June!

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