Activities for children

family gardening at BBC Gardeners' World Live

A great day out for all the family

BBC Gardeners' World Live is perfect for the whole family - a great opportunity to educate children about gardening, food and wildlife.

More details will be published here as it becomes available.

Roots to Fruit

Have a go at turning a garden problem spot into an opportunity in a brand new feature lead by the award winning, Midlands-based social enterprise Roots to Fruit.

Visitors will get hands-on to help create four parts of a garden, one section for each day of the show! The gardens will focus on four common problem areas, including a shady border and a space for families with constraints on their time. Visitors will be able to select, with expert advice, the best plants for the situation, lay turf and even get involved installing features. This fun and practical activity will offer up both practical and theoretical insights as well as useable skills for developing an area of garden. There’ll also be tips and pointers on solving some of the most common plant choice problems faced by gardeners.


Make a beeline for the Roots to Fruit interactive garden at the weekend when the gardens being created will have a family focus.

Kids, parents and grandparents will be actively encouraged to get involved, and the children will relish the opportunity to get their hands dirty!


Watch as Wonderwood weave fences!

WonderWood is a family run business that makes of beautiful, bespoke and durable woven willow products. Using traditional tools and techniques they produce beautiful, strong, and long-lasting structures that not only complement the landscape but provide a beautiful, organic and functional addition to a garden.

Come and visit them at the Show to watch and be inspired as we weave a fence, an arch, a fire pit area, and a woven willow children’s den. They'll be on hand to answer any questions that you may have or to brainstorm ideas for your own garden.

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