Applications are now OPEN for 2024!

We’re delighted that applications are now open for BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2024! Scroll below to find out more. Looking for opportunities at the Spring or Autumn Fair? Click the buttons below.

For general queries, please get in touch with Lucy Tremlett

A brilliant opportunity awaits

Beautiful Borders are an annual visitor favourite 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.

This year’s theme ‘Share my Space’ is all about harnessing the potential of small garden spaces and using them as catalysts for building a sense of community through gardening.  Click the button below to find out more – don’t forget, application for BBC Gardeners’ World Live close on 23 January 2024!

    ...and breathe
    Designed by Claire Morrell, 2023
    Love yourself and nature retreat
    Designed by Ben Thornton, 2023
    In the pink
    Designed by Sue Kent, 2023
    You will never want to leaf
    Designed by Kiran Vaidya, 2023
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    For professionals gardening clubs charities garden designers design and horticulture students

    Meet the team

    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 including the Floral Marquee, Plant Village, Show Gardens and features.

    Lucy Tremlett: Head of Horticultural Division

    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.


    Our Border designers are always willing to share their stories, their journeys and their experiences. 

    Take a deeper dive into the story of Zoe Defoe, who’s ‘Tea Break’ Beautiful Border at the Autumn Fair 2023 was designed to reflect her journey through being diagnosed with Addison’s Disease and the support that gardening provides….

    Cara Thompson, Gold Award Winner 2023
    “It was my first time ever designing a garden, I have now found a new passion for designing and I’ve learnt so much from this experience. I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity of designing a border which was awarded Gold. If anyone is thinking about putting an application forward just go for it!” 
    Jordan Weston, Gold Award Winner 2022
    "Not only is it a great opportunity to promote your business showcasing your skills and talent to tens of thousands of visitors and millions on TV, you’re surrounded by likeminded, passionate horticulturalists."
    Kate Mason, Platinum Award and Best Border winner 2019
    “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."
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    Get in touch

    Interested in applying to be involved with one of our Shows? Contact us today – simply click the button below and tell us about your ideas.

    Looking for inspiration? Take a look at some of the Beautiful Borders from our previous shows...