From the Twig boys to troublesome gales, with one week of Show Garden build under her belt, Claudia de Yong isn't far from the final leg of her Garden Journey, bringing the Wyevale Garden Centres Show Garden 'Romance in the Ruins' to life.
At a show which brings together the very best in both gardening and food, it’s thyme to make way for the herbs!
At BBC Gardeners’ World Live, this year we have more range than ever from exhibitors in our Floral Marquee and Plant Village.
Joining our more culinary visitors are the Donkey Sanctuary, with the results of their herb-based trial...
BBC Good Food Magazine’s Strawberry tart with lavender and honey cream:
What says summer more than strawberries? Paired with some of your home-grown lavender (dried) and honey cream you’ll be wowing friends and family this summer. Our friends at BBC Good Food Magazine ensure that their recipes are triple tested so you know every dish will taste as good as it looks.
The build of the inspirational Show Gardens for BBC Gardeners' World Live 2017 has now begun!
So it's a good time to catch up with Claudia de Yong, designer for the Wyevale Garden Centres Show Garden, on her Garden Journey...
Garden designers are a clever bunch - whilst many of their talents will be on display at BBC Gardeners' World Live in the inspirational Show Gardens, many a talent lies more hidden!
As he celebrates his tenth Show Garden at BBC Gardeners' World Live, Andy Tudbury has penned us a special poem 'What is a garden?'
Mary Berry’s Broad bean, pea & asparagus salad with mint dressing:
This is a great one to grow and make with the kids - fond childhood memories are made of things like this – sitting cross legged on the kitchen floor podding peas and broad beans.
And we've paird tips from David Hurrion on growing your own, food-mile-free ingredients for this recipe...
Inspired by Chelsea? Well we’ve got some great news for you then. At BBC Gardeners’ World Live you can meet and see displays from no less than 36 exhibitors from the Grand Floral Pavilion at Chelsea.
What's more, 24 of these top nurseries and growers received acclaimed Gold Medals.
In the year that BBC Two's Gardeners' World turns 50, we've compiled our top list of 50 reasons why you should join us for an unforgettable experience at BBC Gardeners' World Live and the BBC Good Food Show in Birmingham this Summer...
Remember, it's one ticket but two great shows - make 2017 the year that you experience the magic!
The team are now onsite at The NEC, getting the groundwork ready for our Show Gardens. No-one is more excited than Claudia de Yong, designer of the Wyevale Garden Centres 'Romance in the Ruins' Show Garden.
Claudia shares her excitement through our Garden Journey posts...
Two Greedy Italians’ Twelve flavour summer risotto with mixed herb pesto:
This recipe from uses a smorgasbord of ingredients from your veg patch – and you don't even need a patch as many will grow happily in containers on your doorstep or windowsill.
Use up a glut of produce from your plot including basil, mint, chives, chilli, carrots, courgettes, tomatoes, broad beans and peas.
When you think of Norfolk, what do you think of? Mustard? Turnips? Possibly....but not olives!
Husband and wife duo Paul and Antonia Smith, of the Norfolk Olive Tree Company, have been importing Olive Trees for two years now.
Stop by their stand FM61 where, as part of the anniversary celebrations, they'll be displaying a 50 year old olive tree and you can have your first taste of Norfolk Olives!
A blink of an eye and here we are - ten weeks have flown past and we now have all the nominations in from the Gardeners' World presenters for the Golden Jubilee Plant.
We won't know which plant wins the public vote until it's crowned at BBC Gardeners' World Live on 15 June. Mary Berry will announce it on the TV programme so if you can't join us at the show, you can still see it on BBC Two on Friday 16 June.