2017 is a very special year, as we celebrate 50 years of BBC2's Gardeners' World! We'll be bringing out the bunting and celebrating in style with presenters past and present, Gardeners' World themed Beautiful Borders, Nostalgia Garden set in the '60s, a feature garden showing how gardening has changed over the past five decades and more. We've even got an exclusive birthday cake recipe - so join us in June for a slice of the action!
50 years of Gardeners' World
Golden Jubilee Plant
The Gardeners' World 50th anniversary celebrations are hotting up - as part of the celebrations Gardeners' World are looking for the plant which has had the biggest impact on gardens over the past 50 years with the winner being named the Golden Jubilee Plant.
Then, as Monty Don said, "the result will be announced at our big anniversary bash at BBC Gardeners' World Live this June". The winner will be unveiled by Mary Berry on screen as part of 1-hour anniversary programme, airing Friday 16 June, .
A piece of cake
Our very own 'Spiced Beetroot' 50th birthday cake, created exclusively by Nadiya Hussain, will be available to buy by the slice at the Show!
Fabulous at fifty
Returning to their roots, both Barnsdale Gardens and Birmingham City Council recreate their acclaimed exhibits from the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, plant for plant, in the Floral Marquee .
Look out for more fabulous floral tributes to the TV Programmes anniversary in the Floral Marquee including a three-tier birthday cake made of Peonies (Primrose Hall Nursery), a garden party scene of British cut flowers and beautiful table set for the Gardeners’ World presenters (Flowers from the Farm), a fruit bush and tree display with veritable museum of garden tools and BBC books by presenters over the years (Pennard Plants).
Look out for the vintage 1967 Austin Mini and Nuffield Tractor in The Nostalgia Garden, both made here in Birmingham. If you look closely you'll also see an original copy of Sergeant Peppers Lonely Hearts Club Band on the back seat, also famously produced in 1967.