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Make the most of your day out with us!

26 - 29 August 2021, The NEC, Birmingham, 9am - 6pm (5pm Sunday)

We’ve missed you and can’t wait to safely see you again at our later than usual, outdoor edit of BBC Gardeners' World Live.

Planning your day in advance will help you see everything you want to see, and get the best experience. We've pulled together some of the essentials to help you. 

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Book tickets in advance:

Some tickets will be available on the door, but tickets in advance cost less and means you can secure an entry timeslot that suits you. Please book in advance to avoid disappointment.

If you have booked tickets but need them re-issued, click here to log into your See Tickets account where you will be able to view and print your tickets, or bring as digital tickets on your smart phone. (Ticket booking reference required)

Organise your COVID-19 status pass:

Ensure you have your Covid Status Pass requirements sorted before you travel.

Visitors aged 11 or over must have proof of having had two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine at least 14 days before attending
OR a negative Lateral Flow Test result within 48 hours of the event 
OR If you are resident in England, proof of natural immunity (positive PCR test within the last six months, after self-isolation has ended and up to 180 days after taking the test) demonstrated via your NHS COVID Pass on the NHS App.

For details of what form the proof will be accepted in, click here

Check out the My Gardeners' World Stage timetable:

Make a note of which sessions you want to see, so you don't miss a thing!
See the timetable, including sessions hosted by Stage sponsor Legal & General about gardening for wellbeing, here >

Access the Subscriber Club Lounge: 

If you subscribe to BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine, look out for your September issue where you’ll find your voucher to access the BBC Gardeners’ World Subscriber Club Lounge at the Show. Situated next to the My Gardeners’ World Stage, it’s a great place to enjoy a cuppa whilst listening to the dulcet tones of the experts. 

Find out more, including what to look for in your magazine, here >

Pre-book your parking:

We highly recommend booking pre-paid parking in advance to secure the NEC's best rates. Pre-paid parking is £12. Pay on the day is £16.
Click here to book your NEC parking now.

Make sure you're free of symptoms before travelling:

Before travelling to the Show, we kindly ask that you, or any member of your party, do not attend if displaying symptoms, have been asked to self-isolate or live with an individual who has symptoms of COVID-19. Further information on our Covid commitment can be found here >

Ask the experts:

Do you need some guidance for your garden space? Make sure you jot down your queries in advance and put aside some time at the Show to speak with the experts! From lawncare advice with Rolawn, to landscaping know-how from Marshalls and Tree Surgery from The Woodland Trust, see who's available for one-to-one advice here.

Download the digital Show Guide, sponsored by Vodafone:

The digital Show Guide contains everything you need to know about the show, the Show Gardens, exhibitors, experts and more. 

View the digital Show Guide

Pack your face covering:

Whilst face coverings are optional, for everyone's safety, the NEC recommend the wearing of face coverings within public indoor spaces, including shuttle buses from the car parks. We also recommend visitors to wear a face covering in the Floral Marquee and when seated at the Stage.

Dress for the weather:

The Special Edition of BBC Gardeners' World Live will take place outside at The NEC, plus the Floral Marquee. Please check the weather before you travel.

Plan your travel:

The entrances to the Show will be outside of Hall 17 and Hall 9 at The NEC. For directions and travel information, please click here >

Check the time on your ticket before travelling:

Please arrive within your dedicated entry time slot: 9.00am -  9.45am / 9.45am - 10.30am / 10.30am - 11.15am / 11.15am-12pm / 12pm onwards

Frequently asked questions

You may find answers to specific queries here. For anything else, please email bbcgardenersworldlive@riverstreetevents.co.uk

BBC Gardeners' World Magazine Subscriber Club Lounge access card

Look out for your access card in your subscriber copy of the September issue, which will land on your doormat from 14 August. You'll also find a voucher for 10% off soft drinks at the coffee cart in the Lounge in subscriber copies of the September issue.

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