Photos courtesy of BBC Gardeners World and Rob Tysall, Tysall’s Photography.


Ann Evans is all set for the BBC Gardeners World Live and the BBC Good Food Summer Show



Pic Crowds at last years show

Crowds at last years show

Have you got your ticket yet for the two fabulous shows taking place at the NEC Birmingham this week? One ticket gets you entry to both the BBC Good Food Show Summer and BBC Gardeners’ World Live which run from Thursday 13 – Sunday 16 June.

The four days will be packed with all the latest products, trends, inspirational tips and great advice whether your passion is for the culinary delights of the kitchen or the fresh open air of the garden – or both! There are hundreds of exhibitors lined up with the latest products for you to discover. Plus, the show has a star-studded line up of famous celebrity chefs and gardeners.



Pic Michel Roux Jr will be at this years show

Michel Roux Jr will be at this years show


Ainsley Harriott will be returning to the show for the first time in over a decade. He will be appearing on the Big Kitchen stage alongside Michelin masters Tom Kerridge, Raymond Blanc and Michel Roux Jr. Also on stage will be the ever-popular Mary Berry and Nadiya Hussain. TV cook and author Prue Leith will also be making a welcome return.

This is your perfect opportunity to browse, shop and taste your way around an amazing selection of hand-picked artisan producers and well-known brands. See and try out the latest and innovative kitchen gadgets and sample the freshest seasonal produce and exciting products in this food lover’s paradise.


Pic Outdoor arts and crafts at last years show

Outdoor arts and crafts at last years show


Michel Roux Jr., who will be cooking live in two Big Kitchen sessions, said: “There aren’t many events that compare to the BBC Good Food Show Summer. With live entertainment, cooking inspiration, shopping and tasting – it really is the ultimate summer day out for food lovers.”

Outside you’ll discover BBC Gardeners’ World Live, where top names in the gardening world including Monty Don, Alan Titchmarsh and Carol Klein will doing on-stage demos, giving you a helping hand with your garden problems, revealing the hottest gardening trends with a heap of seasonal ideas and top tips to help you get your garden ready for the summer.

Also, in the BBC Gardeners’ World Live Theatre line up will be Gloria Hunniford. Gloria will share her love of gardening in Inspired Living sessions in the theatre.


Pic Mary Berry will be cooking live

Mary Berry will be cooking live


Especially for the youngsters, there’s a new celebrity face as Blue Peter gardener, Lee Connolly leads the show’s first ever Children’s Activity Trail. Lee will be weaving families around the show and taking them on an adventure into the world of gardening and getting youngsters involved in practical sessions.



Pic Nadia will be at the show

Nadia will be at the show

Always a delight for gardeners is the Floral Marquee and BBC Gardeners’ World Live is proud to host one of the largest in the country. This is the perfect opportunity to immerse yourself in sweet fragrances and brilliant blooms. There will be spectacular displays and seasonal inspiration for your garden. Be sure not to miss the Plant Pyramid with its brand-new variety of blooming plants and flowers to spark a summer gardening sensation. Plus, in the Plant Village experts will be on hand to answer your gardening questions. There’s even a Plant Creche, where you can store your purchases, leaving you hands free to do more browsing.


Pic Discover new and unusual plants

Discover new and unusual plants

Be sure to explore the amazing Show Gardens renowned for their inspirational design and planting whilst being relatable and packed with practical ideas that visitors can recreate in their own gardens. Visitors will enjoy the feature gardens, APL Avenue, Show Gardens, Showcase Gardens and Beautiful Borders in a relaxed and engaging atmosphere with picnics, bandstand entertainment and magic moments around every corner.


Pic See wonderful blooms

See wonderful blooms

Adam Frost, who will be sharing tips and advice in the BBC Gardeners’ World Live Theatre at the Show, said: “Gardeners’ World Live is a great place for the gardening community to come together and celebrate what we love. It’s the perfect for anybody looking for exciting garden inspiration to try at home – I’ll see you there!”

Both Shows are renowned for the exceptional shopping opportunities, with hundreds of exhibitors already booked to appear this summer. Whether you’re an avid gardener or a keen foodie, one ticket will gain you entry to both shows, so you can wander freely all day!

For more information and to book tickets to BBC Gardeners’ World Live and BBC Good Food Show Summer, please visit or