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Candide Gardening offers Gardeners’ World Live visitors a sneak peek into the future of gardening!

Exhibitor Press Release - June 2019

Candide Gardening, the revolutionary new app which already has over 100,000 garden loving users, is inviting visitors at Gardeners’ World Live to join them on a trip to see the future of gardening. Experience a sneak preview of their soon to be launched augmented reality (AR) plant identification and tagging tool, Candide Labels

At BBC Gardeners’ World Live, Candide will be previewing the very latest addition to its already market-leading technology, Candide Labels. The new feature will be rolled out to the app stores by the end of June 2019 and offers a hugely exciting development for plant lovers wanting to identify and label plants in their own gardens or wherever they may be!

Visitors to Candide’s stand will be able to join the team on their ‘retro to future’ themed stand (no. FM92 ) and try out the exciting new feature for themselves.

The Candide Gardening app launched last year with the aim of becoming the most useful tool in a gardener’s pocket. The free app has already created a nurturing, informative and inspirational gardening community. It connects gardeners and plant lovers of all ages to each other as well as a wealth of gardening knowledge and information. Users can also use the app to keep up with the latest horti’ news, find locations of their nearest nurseries or public gardens to visit. Enjoy exclusive audio tours narrated by the head gardeners of Candide’s growing list of featured gardens around the UK and Ireland.

Candide Labels is very easy to use. Simply open the AR feature and hold the camera up to focus on the plant or shrub you wish to identify. Tap the screen and the app will automatically suggest the genus name of the plant from Candide’s extensive plant database, enabling you to tag the plant with a virtual plant label.

This technology provides an exciting opportunity for gardeners to create an augmented reality planting plan - particularly useful for solving the problem of remembering where herbaceous perennials are located during winter dormancy!

The new Candide Labels feature offers huge benefits to historic and public gardens, as it removes the need to physically label plants and trees. Visitors would be able to use the free app instead, which, with sustainability in mind will help reduce the many thousands of plastic plant labels currently being used in gardens around the world.

Commenting on the new technology Andrew Philbrick, Candide’s Founder, said; “Candide Gardening is unique in offering a rich and warm gardening
community, together with an extensive knowledge base and news service backed by cutting edge technology. Expanding on our success, Candide Labels is a really useful and practical tool. You can have your plant list in your pocket to share with others anytime and you are able to get advice on plant care from our large community of fellow plant lovers. It also means you can avoid having to insert plastic labels into your beds which makes it great for sustainability.”

The Candide Gardening app has been featured at the top of the App Store’s lifestyle page for over a month and has twice been featured on the App Store and also been selected as App of the Day. The app has a 4.9* rating, independently given by users and is the highest rated app for gardening in its category.

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Notes to Editors

BBC Gardeners’ World Live takes place 13-16 June 2019 at The NEC Birmingham. BBC Gardeners’ World Live, 13 - 16 June 2019, NEC Birmingham. Tickets from £25. For more information visit

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