Danielle Gallacher’s unique journey into horticulture began in the world of professional skateboarding before transitioning into a flourishing career as a gardener and nature educator.

With an unwavering passion for the natural world, Danni has dedicated her life to exploring the profound connection between humans and the surrounding landscapes.

Having immersed herself in the art of foraging and wild food for over two decades, Danni possesses an impressive wealth of knowledge and expertise in the field. Her extensive experience as a forager, spanning 21 years, has equipped her with an intimate understanding of nature’s bountiful offerings and the delicate balance required to sustainably engage with the environment.

In 2017, Danni started designing and cultivating an edible food forest in a city centre allotment as a way of deepening her relationship and understanding of plants. Drawing inspiration from permaculture and biodynamic principles, her approach is rooted in an organic and sustainable ethos that celebrates the inherent interconnectedness of all living beings.

Danni’s passion for nature extends beyond gardening. She has long been captivated by the healing power of the natural world and is an ardent advocate for nature therapy and green space learning. In addition to her work as a forager and gardener, Danni is a leading host of nature therapy retreats, recognising not only the profound healing potential that lies within the woodland, but also the impact that green spaces can have on the learning process. By seamlessly blending her expertise in foraging, skateboarding and her deep understanding of the therapeutic benefits of nature connectedness, Danni has established herself as a sought-after facilitator of transformative experiences.

Catch Danni on the We Grow stage on Friday!

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!