Explore the BBC Gardeners' World Autumn Fair: Your Ultimate Event Preview

Whether you’re a green-thumb guru or just digging into gardening, the BBC Gardeners’ World Autumn Fair is your passport to a day of cultivating inspiration and sowing unforgettable memories. Discover more in our short video, and further details below, of the plantastic day out. Book your tickets today!

A flavour of the 2023 Fair:

🌿 Expert Insights: Uncover the secrets of gardening success with Gardeners’ World Magazine editors, Gardeners’ World presenters Frances Tophill (Fri), Arit Anderson (Sat), and Adam Frost (Sun), and more.

🌷 Garden Inspiration: Ignite your garden-senses with ideas from the Beautiful Borders and Showcase gardens.

🦋 Shop ‘til you drop: Shop for plants, gardening essentials and treats at the BBC Good Food Market.

🍄 Plot to Plate: Embark on a culinary journey at the Let’s Grow Stage, and be inspired to cultivate your own delicious produce.

🌾 Family Delights: Grab an ice cream, explore the historic mansion, spark the kids’ imagination to grow their own food, and let off steam in the play area.

🌻 Time Travel: Transport yourself to a bygone era with Capability Brown landscape tours, and explorations of Audley End’s historic mansion.

🌿 Relax and Savour: Unwind by the bandstand with scrumptious street food and refreshments from the alfresco bar.

🐾 Four-legged Friends Welcome: Dogs on leads are welcome to the outside areas of the Fair.

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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.

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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!