British Garden Centres customers' 20% off tickets*

British Garden Centres return to BBC Gardeners’ World Live 2024 as sponsor of the BBC Gardeners’ World Live Theatre, where you can learn from the Gardeners’ World TV presenters, as well as special seasonal sessions hosted by British Garden Centres. 

An annual visitor favourite at the Show is the British Garden Centre shop, with top Show offers on plants for indoors and out, and must-have gardening kit.

British Garden Centres Family Card members save 20% off standard tickets with the early bird offer. Quote BGC15 (ends 6 June 2024.)* Plus, Young Gardeners (under 16s) go FREE at the weekend!

BBC Gardeners' World Live Theatre

Experience an inspirational talk or practical demos from your gardening hero in the Theatre.

Choose from practical sessions hosted by Gardeners’ World Magazine or In Conversation talks with Nicki Chapman (from £4) 

Plus, don’t miss select free of charge sessions from theatre sponsor British Garden Centres.

Book seats at the same time as your tickets:


Quote BGC15 for 15% off standard tickets until 6 June*

*Terms & conditions: * Ticket offers valid on adult/over 65s standard entry tickets only. Not valid on VIP or 2-day tickets, on added extras, or with any other offer. Ends 23:59 on 6 June 2024. £3.95 transaction fee per advance order. Not all experts appear on all days. Details correct at time of print. 

BBC Gardeners’ World Live Theatre is sponsored by

The British Garden Centres Story

The story of the British Garden Centres begins in the sleepy Lincolnshire village of Woodthorpe, the home of our company founders, Charles and Robert Stubbs. Charles started the business whilst still at school – he sold seedlings and Leylandii to neighbours and passers-by from a stall at the end of their drive.

Through hard work, determination and drive, the business grew with Woodthorpe Garden Centre, being their first, opening in 1987. The business flourished under the ownership of Charles and brother Robert, becoming famous for, amongst other things, huge sales of compost to keen gardeners from all over the region. Over the years, the brothers’ reputation grew far and wide. They were featured on the local news program Calendar for their entrepreneurial skills.


The business at Woodthorpe grew and, with the addition of Brigg Garden Centre, the company’s reputation for quality and value began to spread. Further centres were added, and the company became known as the British Garden Centres Group. Since 2018 the company has grown at a rate even faster than Charles and Robert could ever have imagined and now has 60 centres around the country. Their ambition to have a British Garden Centre within easy reach of everyone in the UK really is starting to take shape!

The Future

In 2023 their new online store opened allowing customers to shop 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and have products delivered straight to their door.  Check out their centres and online store here.