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Horticultural Exhibiting Opportunities

Meet the team:

Bob Sweet – Horticultural Director

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 – Horticultural Manager

Lucy Tremlett – Horticultural Manager

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.

Applications for 2021:

Show Gardens

Show Gardens are the editorial jewel in the crown and secure significant exposure within the event’s marketing campaign. Show Gardens can generate business or even a subliminal promotion, particularly important for a charity. We welcome gardens both small and large that encapsulate eye-catching designs with well-built construction and innovative planting.

If you have any questions or queries about the application or Show Gardens in general, email Lucy or call her on 0203 405 4288.


2020 Show Garden applications are now closed

 

Showcase Gardens

Showcase Gardens offer designers a step up from Beautiful Borders. The showcase gardens are restricted to below 50m2, but not limited by any theme to allow for creativity and artistry. The Showcase Gardens are assessed with specific criteria that differ from the Show Gardens, and are a fantastic opportunity for those looking for a bigger challenge, although just not too big!

If you have any questions or queries about the application or Showcase Gardens in general, email Lucy or call her on 0203 405 4288.

 

2020 Showcase Garden applications are now closed

 

Beautiful Borders

Beautiful Borders are a unique element of BBC Gardeners’ World Live providing an opportunity for horticultural students and budding gardeners to experience the design, planning and build of a horticultural exhibit in a show environment, without the large financial and resource commitment of a show garden. Beautiful Borders are an enjoyable feature with visitors, allowing them to be able to be inspired for their own garden or small space.

2020 Beautiful Borders applications are now closed.

 

APL Avenue

The APL Avenue Competition is run in conjunction with The Association of Professional Landscapers (APL) at BBC Gardeners’ World Live. Each of the five Show Gardens are designed to an average back garden size, with each landscaping company creating a realistic client brief to work to.

For visitors the Show Gardens show what incredible results can be achieved with the support of an experienced landscaping company, as well as great ideas to try at home themselves.

"The APL Avenue Show Gardens at BBC Gardeners' World Live have a real achievable feel, and will provide great take-home ideas and lots of inspiration. I can’t wait to see them in the flesh" says Gardeners' World presenter and award-winning garden designer Adam Frost.

 

2020 APL Avenue applications are now closed

 

Floral Marquee

The Floral Marquee at BBC Gardeners’ World Live is an integral feature of the show. With exhibitors being the top nurseries from the UK and abroad, the marquee is the prestige of quality plants, dramatic innovative displays and engaging sales areas.

Applications for the Floral Marquee for 2021 will be available soon. If you are interested in getting more information about exhibiting in the Floral Marquee in the future, please email Lucy or call her on 0203 405 4288.

Plant Village

Exhibitors have large selling areas both covered and uncovered, with an associated small display of their plants. Applications are welcomed from quality British and International nurseries.

Applications for the Plant Village for 2021 will be available soon.. If you are interested in getting more information about exhibiting in the Plant Village in the future, please email Lucy or call her on 0203 405 4288.

Specialist Societies

Specialist Societies are an important part of BBC Gardeners’ World Live and take pride of place in our Floral Marquee alongside world class nurseries. Societies have the chance to interact with engaged and keen gardening visitors.

Applications for the Specialist Societies for 2021 will be available soon. If you are interested in getting more information about exhibiting in the Specialist Societies in the future, please email Lucy or call her on 0203 405 4288.

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