The Urban Gardening Area will feature two inspirational urban themed Showcase Gardens designed by award-winning garden designer, Cherry Carmen. The gardens will be built in a competition format by World Skills UK winners Anna Mcloughlin with Ceri Furber, vs Aimee Copland with Jacob Mercer.  


I’m Cherry Carmen, an experienced garden designer and horticulturalist based in West Sussex. I am RHS qualified and a member of the Association of Professional Landscapers.
I have always loved being in the great outdoors. Learning horticulture and working in gardens was a natural career move for me and I now have over a decade of experience designing, consulting on and maintaining gardens.I have designed medal-winning show gardens for the APL and Perennial – Gardeners’ Royal Benevolent Society for major shows such as RHS Hampton Court and BBC Gardeners World Live.
I have had my own garden design, consultation and maintenance business, Cherry Carmen Garden Design, since 2013 and do design and consultation work nationwide.
Away from the garden, I love walking my two dogs in the countryside.


Join us at the Show!

A ticket to BBC Gardeners’ World Live gives you a summer day out blossoming with garden inspiration, top experts, shopping and entertainment. From seasoned gardeners to new gardeners and everyone in between, the Show has something for everyone.

Get your tickets here and now, and get ready to learn, explore, have fun, and make the most of a glorious summer in your garden! 

New year, new garden, new trends!

We’re through the garden gate into 2023, with a host of gardening trends blooming throughout the country. From house plants reaching dizzying heights of popularity, to the colour of the year ‘Viva Magenta’, read on for our full list of trends.

To get up close and personal with fresh garden inspiration, new plants, the latest gardening kit and more, join us in 2023.

Colour of the Year 2023

Hand-picked by Pantone, the colour of the year has been named as ‘Viva Magenta. 

Pantone describe the colour as ‘brave and fearless, and a pulsating colour whose exuberance promotes a joyous and optimistic celebration, writing a new narrative.’

Discover a world of colour and scent in the stunning Floral Marquee,  bursting with award-winning nurseries and display.

Sustainable gardening

Whilst your garden might seem to already be very green, it can always be greener!

Discover ways you can make gardening more sustainable, like upcycling common items to make stylish features. What was a pallet, hessian bags, bits of pipe, and tin cans, could become a planter, grow bags, water features, and wildlife habitats.

Be inspired by the BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine editorial team as they’re joined by experts to give tips and advice.

Grow your own food

Looking to go from soil to supper this year? Get brilliant advice from the National Allotment Society at the event.

Peat-free gardening

Learn about the latest peat-free compost from exhibitors who can offer face-to-face advice.

Indoor gardening

Foliage doesn’t just belong outside – bring nature indoors and be inspired by the Houseplant Hub.

Mindful gardening

Beautiful Borders returns with this year’s theme ‘My Garden Escape’ to give you space savvy ideas.

Gardening on a budget

Discover different ways you can let your garden bloom under a tighter budget, with advice from expert gardeners.

Fermented foods

Visit the BBC Good Food Summer Show (with free entry with your ticket!) and discover the latest foodie trends.

Feeling inspired? Find out what else is happening at BBC Gardeners’ World Live this June!