Looking forward to Gardeners’ World Live 2021

Find out what’s in store when Gardeners’ World Live returns to the Birmingham NEC in August 2021. The giveaway is now closed and the winner will be announced soon.

Garden shows were one of the things that I missed most during 2020.

I usually visit several each year, and I’ve really missed admiring the show gardens, looking around the Floral Marquee and coming home with some gorgeous new plants.

And I know that lots of people have rediscovered their gardens over the last year. We’ve been planting up our borders, growing veggies and enjoying time outdoors.

Several garden events have already been cancelled this year, so I was thrilled to learn that BBC Gardener’s World Live is back on the calendar with a Special Edition for 2021. The show will run from 26-29th August 2021 at the Birmingham NEC, with some changes to allow for social distancing. These include timed entry tickets, new theatre layouts and a larger area for the show.

Click here to read my review of Gardeners’ World Live 2018

A show garden at Gardener's World Live, featuring a swing surrounded by wild flower planting

What’s in store for 2021

I’m really excited about the main themes for next year’s show, which are flower power, sustainability and indoor gardening.

There will be a brand new My Gardeners’ World Stage in the Floral Marquee. This will provide a platform for exhibiting nurseries and special guests to share their ideas about sustainability and the environment in our gardens.

And as always, you’ll be able to see some of your favourite BBC Gardeners’ World presenters at the show. Monty Don, Adam Frost and Carol Klein are among those already confirmed to appear.

Stunning Show Gardens

The show gardens are always a highlight at BBC Gardeners’ World Live, and the theme for 2021 is ‘A Very British Affair’.

The show gardens include What Lies Beneath, a collaboration between The APL and Professor David Stevens which will offer a eye-level cross-section of the underlying structures below a garden. This will give visitors added insight into the landscaping process.

On Your Bike by Hana Leonard with Armstrong Landscapes Ltd is a show garden inspired by cycling, while
The Lilian Prime Garden by Darren Purdy, Sue Arthur and Derby College will be an interpretation of the journey taken by people living with Multiple Sclerosis.

There have been more than 20 entries for the Beautiful Borders section, which has a theme of ‘Flower Power’ for 2021. And there will also be plenty of family friendly activities including the Family Gardening section.

The Floral Marquee

I always love wandering around the Floral Marquee at a garden show, taking in the gorgeous sights and intoxicating scents.

A bright red dahlia at Gardener's World Live 2018

So it’s wonderful to hear that the Floral Marquee and Plant Village will be back for 2021. Once again, it will showcase a wide range of specialist nurseries and growers, with social distancing measure in place.

Some of the displays will feature new exhibitors, and you can also explore the all-new House of Plants. Some of the displays will feature new exhibitors, and you can also explore the all-new House of Plants. I’m looking forward to checking out local carnivorous plant nursery Shropshire Sarracenias, who will be exhibiting at the show for the first time.

As always, you’ll be able to shop til you drop at Gardeners’ World Live. You’re sure to be tempted by the fabulous selection of plants, seeds and garden equipment around the show.

And the BBC Good Food Market will bring a taste of summer to the Show, with a mix of artisan food and drink producers. You can tuck into delicious street food, pick up yummy treats and ingredients to take home, and enjoy some special show offers too!

Monty Don being interviewed on stage at Gardeners' World Live 2018

How to get your tickets

BBC Gardeners’ World Live takes place from 26th to 29th August 2021 2021 at the NEC Birmingham. You can find more information or buy your tickets now from the BBC Gardeners World Live website. Tickets would also make an excellent gift for a garden lover!

If the 2021 event is cancelled or postponed due to Government Covid-19 guidelines, tickets can be refunded or transferred to a future event.

This giveaway is now closed and the winner will be announced soon

For a chance to win, all you have to do is to log into the Rafflecopter below and answer the easy question. There are also some additional social media entries that you can use to boost your chances of winning.

The giveaway will close at 11.59PM on Friday 30th July 2021  and is open to UK entrants aged 18+ only.

There are a few important T&Cs on this giveaway that you need to be aware of, in addition to the standard T&Cs on the Rafflecopter:

  • The event runs from 26th-29th August 2021 at the NEC Birmingham.
  • Tickets only valid on Sunday 29th August 2021 for admission at 12.00pm.
  • Prize includes 2x entry passes – no travel, expenses or accommodation is provided.
  • Not all celebrities appear on all days.
  • The winner will be sent a link via email to download their tickets. Tickets must be downloaded by midnight on 19th August 2021.
  • Prize cannot be swapped for cash or sold on.

And the question you need to answer to be in with a chance of winning this prize is:

What will you be looking forward to seeing at this year’s BBC Gardeners’ World Live?

Good luck!

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45 thoughts on “Looking forward to Gardeners’ World Live 2021

  1. Kathleen marsden says:

    I’m hoping to see lots of wild flower gardens. We need to get back to natural gardening techniques

  2. Alison Johnson says:

    We went a couple of years ago & I wish we’d seen some of the presenters & I regretted not buying some of the bulbs. Really want to go again this year, so fingers crossed xx

  3. Helen Yendall says:

    I’m looking forward to seeing carnivorous plant nursery Shropshire Sarracenias’ stand! Sounds intriguing.

  4. ShellyG says:

    getting to hear Carol and monty talk again. I’ve been lucky to see carol several times and monty once at the malverns.

  5. Danielle Rawlings says:

    I am looking forward to seeing all the more unusual plants, I wanna change my garden up and I want to look for some inspiration

  6. Su Williams says:

    It would be great to see some celebrities but I can’t wait to see the display gardens – I watch so many gardening shows for inspiration, I will be bursting with enthusiasm once I’ve seen the show gardens

  7. Joy says:

    It is wonderful to know that the show will take place again. Besides browsing and talking to the people who set up magnificent displays in the marquees, I enjoy seeing the garden treats the smaller stalls have to offer.

  8. Susan Willshee says:

    I love the little stalls selling all sorts of lighting, furniture, statues, etc for the garden. I always come away with something new!

  9. Susan Jane Gray says:

    I would love to take my Mum to BBC Gardeners’ World Live. My Mum loves her gardening and I know she would love to see the different varieties of Roses. My Mums name is Beryl and it would be nice to show her the Rose called Beryl. She would be really happy especially at the grand young age of 83 years old

  10. Debbie Weinhold says:

    I’m looking forward to wandering around the show and picking up inspiration for my garden. I may see some plants which I’ve never considered before.

  11. Layla Jones says:

    I’ve become a very keen gardener in the past few years and love Gardeners World. I’d really love to see the flowers and spots some celebrity gardeners!

  12. lynn neal says:

    I love getting inspiration from all the wonderful displays and I really like cottage garden plants and I have a new love of house plants!!

  13. Jo Bickley says:

    Love to see the celebrities and would love to chat to some experts as I’m a total newbie when it comes to gardening but have come to enjoy it over lockdown!

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