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  • Frances Tophill nominates the chilli

    15-Apr-2017 by: BBC Gardeners' World Live

    With a change of direction from the dramatic nature of last week's nomination for the TV programme's Golden Jubilee Plant, Frances Tophill nominates the chilli - representing how our culinary tastes have developed and how our gardening has changed to accommodate.

    Keep tuned for details of how to vote in May, and read on for the details of Frances' case for the chilli...

  • Lawncare tips from our friends at GreenThumb

    10-Apr-2017 by: BBC Gardeners' World Live

    GreenThumb logoA green and luscious lawn is something we can all appreciate - which is why we're working with GreenThumb at this year's Show to offer all visitors the chance to meet their experienced lawn care advisors (stand E404) for quality advice and expert tips on how to get a beautiful lawn.

    Read on for a selection of GreenThumb's most coveted lawncare advice...

  • Will Golden Oats be your Golden Jubilee Plant?

    08-Apr-2017 by: BBC Gardeners' World Live

    Gardeners' World presenter Joe Swift took his turn this week to nominate his Golden Jubilee Plant, with a convincing argument for the majestic and stately grass Stipa Gigantea.

    There are still five more nominations to go - keep your ear to the ground and sign up to our newsletter for details of how to vote in May.

    But read on to hear how Joe describes his Golden Jubilee Plant...

  • Garden Lover's Diary - April 2017

    07-Apr-2017 by: BBC Gardeners' World Live
    Gardening spans generations, bringing them together. Fact. It’s fantastic to see children take the journey from making mud pies to exploring plants and nature and ultimately learning skills to grow and the satisfaction of success. Never has generational gardening been more pertinent than this, the year we celebrate 50 years of the BBC TV programme, Gardeners’ World. Many of us that grew up with it are now encouraging children and grandchildren to get growing.
  • The jewel in our crown

    05-Apr-2017 by: BBC Gardeners' World Live

    What a Show this is going to be!

    Our annual visitor favourite, the Floral Marquee, is being taken to a new level this year as BBC2’s Gardeners’ World turns 50. So much so, that this entire blog post is dedicated to – and believe me, this is just the tip of the iceberg – the experience that is the BBC Gardeners’ World Live Floral Marquee!

    Join us for a magical ride.

  • Echinacea - Gardeners' World Golden Jubilee Plant #4

    03-Apr-2017 by: BBC Gardeners' World Live

    On Friday, the fourth Gardeners’ World Golden Jubilee Plant was announced on air and Monty Don welcomed Mark Lane’s nomination.

    Keep tuned for how to vote, as we'll share details here.

    As Monty says “When you’ve heard all 10 proposals you’ll have a chance to vote on your Golden Jubilee impact plant. And then we will announce the result at Gardeners’ World Live in June.”

  • Aquilegia - the plant that loves shady conditions

    28-Mar-2017 by: BBC Gardeners' World Live

    With Gardeners' World back on BBC2, we're watching with bated breath to see the next nomination for the Gardeners' World Golden Jubilee Plant - because we'll be unveiling the winner at our Show in June.

    In episode 3, Rachel de Thame put forward the Aquilegia. Read on to find out more and join us at BBC Gardeners' World Live where the winner will be announced as part of the anniversary celebrations...

  • Nick Bailey presents the case for the Dahlia

    27-Mar-2017 by: BBC Gardeners' World Live

    The second nomination for the Gardeners' World Golden Jubilee Plant is in, as presenter Nick Bailey puts forward the case for the dahlia.

    You'll be asked to vote on which of the nominations you think has had the biggest impact on gardens in the past 50 years. And the winner will be announced at BBC Gardeners' World Live in June. So, read on for Nick's homage to the Dahlia...

  • Introducing the Gardeners' World Golden Jubilee plant

    22-Mar-2017 by: BBC Gardeners' World Live

    The Gardeners' World  50th anniversary celebrations are hotting up. As part of the celebrations, we're looking for the plant which has had the biggest impact on gardens over the past 50 years - with the winner being named as the Golden Jubilee Plant!

    Read on for what Monty Don had to say about the Gardeners’ World Golden Jubilee Plant in the first programme back on 10 March >

  • From inspirational irresistible plate!

    15-Mar-2017 by: BBC Gardeners' World Live

    Question: Which gardening show includes entry to a complete stand-alone food show?

    Answer: BBC Gardeners' World Live!

    With every ticket to BBC Gardeners' World Live including entry to the fantastic BBC Good Food Show we think it's high time that we told you a bit more about what you can expect as you experience a day out with us in Birmingham this summer!

  • Garden Lover's Diary - March 2017

    09-Mar-2017 by: BBC Gardeners' World Live

    One of the best bits about BBC Gardeners' World Live is the inspiration to be found in Show Gardens. A wide variety of styles, colour schemes and techniques mean you're sure to find ideas you love and can't wait to recreate at home! From the APL Avenue Gardens designed for average sized gardens but with ideas that go above and beyond, to the Tesco 'Every Little Helps' Garden showing how little changes can make big differences.

  • Great ideas, small gardens

    02-Mar-2017 by: BBC Gardeners' World Live

    Here at BBC Gardeners' World Live, achievable inspiration is a mantra. The Show Gardens that we lovingly bring to life each year are the projects of very real, and very good, garden designers who all have exceptional ideas of how you can make the most of your space.

    Read on to discover our first ever Hipster Garden and some of the space savvy ideas in last year's Show Gardens...

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