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  • Batty for bats in our gardens

    19 Jul 2017 BBC Gardeners' World Live & Bat Conservation Trust

    Bat Conservation Trust logoAt BBC Gardeners' World Live this year we were joined by the Bat Conservation Trust for their seventh consecutive year at the Show!

    Their Moonlight Garden, designed to give inspiration and tips for encouraging bats into our gardens, was awarded the prestigious 'Best Indoor Feature' Award. So we thought we'd delve into this subject a little more, with tips and advice you can continue to use at home...

  • Recipe from the Veg Patch

    18 Jul 2017 BBC Gardeners' World Live / Antonio Carluccio

    Antonio Carluccio's Fragole al limone (Strawberries with lemon juice)

    Strawberries are certainly a great British favourite for the veg patch, but how about trying something a bit more exotic this year?  With a bit of dedication, a fresh home grown tangy lemon can be yours!

    BBC Gardeners’ World Live resident expert Matt Biggs shares his growing tips, paired with this fantastic recipe from Antonio Carluccio, to get your tastebuds tingling!

  • A Garden Lover's Diary July

    14 Jul 2017 BBC Gardeners' World Live

    All that hard work in the veg patch is now paying off. Top chefs see the importance of home-grown ingredients and at the Show this year you may have seen superstars including Mary Berry, James Martin and Michel Roux Jr sharing inspiring recipes live on stage.

    I’ve selected some of my favourites, paired them with growing tips from our wealth of gardening experts and hope to keep you inspired to grow and cook your own, all year round.

  • Recipe from the Veg Patch

    06 Jul 2017 BBC Gardeners' World Live

    James Martin's Pea & watercress soup with croutons

    July is a pea-lovers dream as plants literally drip with pods, and replenish almost as fast as you can pick them. James is a regular at the BBC Good Food Shows, and was a sell out at the Show back in June 2017 where he cooked this recipe live on stage.

    As well as succulent peas, this recipe also uses shallots, garlic and parsley from your veg patch.


  • A Garden Lover's Diary June

    30 Jun 2017 BBC Gardeners' World Live

    The most eagerly anticipated four days in the Gardeners’ World calendar are over – but a legacy of inspiration lives on! Stay tuned on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter as we keep the ideas flowing.

    Read on for a recap of the Best In Show winners, some of our favourite moments, the chance to watch it on iPlayer and much more. 

    And save the date - next year's Show takes place 14 – 17 June 2018.

  • A week in the life of a Best in Show garden designer

    27 Jun 2017 BBC Gardeners' World Live & Claudia de Yong

    Wyevale Garden Centres logoThe Garden Journey is over, and what a journey it's been!

    We've been following Claudia de Yong as she's brought the Wyevale Garden Centres' Show Garden 'Romance in the Ruins' to life at BBC Gardeners' World Live... 

  • More garden inspiration in and around Birmingham

    23 Jun 2017 BBC Gardeners' World Live

    BBC Gardeners' World Live might be over for another year, but there's plenty more inspiration to be had in the region!

    Here's a pick of what we've found for you...from orchestral manoeuvres in a car park to a family day out at Barnsdale Gardens....

  • Garden Journey - Show opens tomorrow!

    14 Jun 2017 BBC Gardeners' World Live & Claudia de Yong

    Wyevale Garden Centres LogoToday is judgement day - in just hours, the Show Garden Assessors start their tour of the Show Gardens.

    With the finish line in site, we catch up one more time with Claudia de Yong, designer of the Wyevale Garden Centres 'Romance in the Ruins' Garden at BBC Gardeners' World Live.

  • Recipe from the Veg Patch

    13 Jun 2017 BBC Gardeners' World Live

    Sophie Godwin's Charred courgette, runner beans & ricotta

    The 2017 Souvenir Showguide has just arrived (get a sneak preview here) making it all the more real that doors open in a matter of hours! Flicking through the pages there's this fantastic recipe that's just too good not to share with you.

    This recipe will use courgettes, runner beans and edible flowers from your veg patch.

  • Living in Sync

    12 Jun 2017 BBC Gardeners' World Live & Viv Seccombe

    Artemis Landscapes logoWe can all be 'Living in Sync' with wildlife in our gardens.

    We've been chatting with the team who are bringing the Artemis Landscapes 'Living In Sync' Garden to life at BBC Gardeners' World Live to discover more... 

  • Meet the floral alchemists

    09 Jun 2017 BBC Gardeners' World Live & British Florist Association

    British Florist Association logoWhat flower show would be complete without fabulous floristry?

    Here at BBC Gardeners’ World Live we're proud to be working with the team at the British Floristry Association to give visitors a generous dose of floral magic from top professional florists!

  • Buzzing around the Bee and Butterfly Garden

    08 Jun 2017 BBC Gardeners' World Live & Lanwarne Landscapes

    Lanwarne Landscapes logoGardening for wildlife gardening is a hot topic, getting ever hotter! 

    We've been pleased to catch up with the team at Lanwarne Landscapes to hear more about the ideas behind the wildlife garden that won them a place on the prestigious APL Avenue at BBC Gardeners' World Live 2017.

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