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Horticultural Exhibiting Opportunities

Horticultural exhibiting opportunities

Horticultural exhibiting opportunities

If you are interested in applying please find all the open application details below, and get in touch with Imogen Bodimeade at Imogen.Bodimeade@riverstreetevents.co.uk or telephone the office on 0203 405 4288 if you would like additional further information.

Make sure you apply to be among the top plant nurseries, garden designers and landscapers to exhibit at BBC Gardeners' World Live 2019.

Contact the team >

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.
Imogen Bodimeade – Horticultural Show Manager

Imogen Bodimeade – Horticultural Show Manager

Imogen works alongside Bob to deliver all aspects of the show, and is based in the office should you have any urgent questions. Imogen will be working together to process your applications and answer queries.

Applications for 2019:

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.

Applications for 2019 are now open. If you have any questions or queries about the application or Show Gardens in general, email Imogen or call her on 0203 405 4288.

Download the application form >     Download further information here >

View the Show Garden 2018 gallery here >

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.  The theme for 2019 is travel, illustrating how inspiration of a client's favourite destination can be infused into their garden through quality design, planting and landscaping.

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.

Download the application form >

View the APL Avenue 2018 gallery >

Showcase Gardens

Showcase Gardens are a new category of Show Gardens for 2019, that 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 will be assessed with specific criteria that differs 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 Imogen or call her on 0203 405 4288.

Download the application form >     Download further information here >

View the Showcase Gardens 2018 gallery >

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.

Applications for 2019 will open shortly. If you have any questions, or would like to discuss the opportunities available, and/or register your interest please email Imogen or call her on 0203 405 4288.

Download the application form >

View the Beautiful Borders 2018 gallery >

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 are now closed for 2019. If you are interested in getting more information about exhibiting in the Floral Marquee in the future, please email Imogen 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 are now closed for 2019. If you are interested in getting more information about exhibiting in the Plant Village in the future, please email Imogen 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 are now closed for 2019. If you are interested in getting more information about exhibiting in the Specialist Societies in the future, please email Imogen or call her on 0203 405 4288.

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