Liz Earle Beauty Co.'s Garden Journey

At BBC Gardeners’ World Live at the NEC, Birmingham, the Liz Earle Beauty Co’s Botanical Garden bloomed into life, and took home the Best Construction Landscaper 2023 award. Find out more about the garden journey below.

Designed by Platinum Award winning garden and landscape designer Lucy Bravington, the Liz Earle Beauty Co.’s Botanical Show Garden set out to harness the power of plants for feelings of wellbeing. The garden featured perennial plants to showcase the botanicals included in many Liz Earle Beauty Co. products, such as echinacea, rosemary and lavender. The focal point of the garden was a sculpture inspired by brand’s coastal home and the Fibonacci spiral which represents the science-backed efficacy of Liz Earle Beauty Co. products. 
Read on to find out more about the garden’s journey…

Making preparations…

We caught up with Lucy Bravington for part one of her garden journey, as she went hedge hunting, visited nurseries and commissioned the sculpture for the focal point of the garden


Onsite at the NEC

At the NEC ahead of the Show, Lucy was busy bringing the Show Garden to life with the team. From careful hedge placement to paving the beautiful coastal garden, the team were busy until the judging of the gardens…

The awards

On Wednesday before the Show open, after the assessments by the judges were finalised, the awards presentation took place, and the team were awarded Gold for the Show Garden. And what’s more, the garden also took home Best Construction Landscaper 2023. 

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and then…Show time!

The garden gates swung open to BBC Gardeners’ World Live, and visitors enjoyed exploring the garden. Ethnobotanist, James Wong made daily appearances on the garden to share insights into the power of the featured plants. What’s more, the Liz Earle Beauty Co. team were on hand by the garden, with plenty of advice, tips, information about Liz Earle Beauty Co.’s products, and even hand massages!

If you’d like to take the challenge of designing a Show Garden at one of the BBC Gardeners’ World events in 2024 or beyond, email [email protected] for more details.

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!