Monday 10 June 2019

Summer comes early: BBC Good Food Show Summer and BBC Gardeners’ World Live at NEC, Birmingham, 13th to 16th June 2019

Despite what the weather forecast seems to be suggesting for this week, a ray of summer is heading our way as two super summery shows are arriving at Birmingham's NEC and I can not wait to spend the day at them!

Here's all the information about what you can expect from BBC Good Food Show Summer and BBC Gardeners’ World Live and be sure to follow my Instagram feed and stories for updates on the opening day (Thursday) as we've been kindly given press tickets and will be posting throughout the day...

The BBC Good Food Show Summer and BBC Gardeners’ World Live return to the NEC in Birmingham from Thursday 13 – Sunday 16 June for four fabulous days, packed with the latest products and trends, inspirational tips and advice topped with a host of famous faces.

A star-studded line-up of some of the world’s top chefs and gardeners has just been announced, with Ainsley Harriott returning to the Show for the first time in over a decade. He takes to the Big Kitchen stage alongside Michelin masters Tom Kerridge, Raymond Blanc and Michel Roux Jr, and Show favourites Mary Berry and Nadiya Hussain. Plus, back for 2019 is TV cook and author Prue Leith.

Browse, shop and taste your way around an amazing selection of hand-picked artisan producers and well-known brands. From the latest and innovative kitchen gadgets to the freshest seasonal produce and exciting products, dive into a food lover’s paradise and discover new delicious flavours just in time for summer.

Step outside into BBC Gardeners’ World Live, as green-fingered royalty, 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, getting you garden ready this summer.

Along with NEW celebrity faces, Blue Peter gardener, Lee Connolly will be leading the Show’s first ever Children’s Activity Trail, weaving families around the Show and taking families on an adventure into the world of gardening and getting youngsters involved in practical sessions. Tickets for under-fives are free, and this year’s Biggest Gardening Entertainment Show makes for the perfect family day out.

BBC Gardeners' World Live is proud to host one of the largest Floral Marquees in the country. Immerse yourself in sweet scent of summer and get lost in the haven of flowers and plants. From orchids to lilies, dianthus to alliums, the Floral Marquee is your one stop shop for spectacular displays and seasonal inspiration for your garden. Plus, discover a modern wonder of the gardening world as the Plant Pyramid returns to the Show with a brand NEW variety of blooming plants and flowers to spark a summer gardening sensation.

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 who wants to look at the award-winning Show Gardens and the Floral Marquee, to pick up new tips and ideas or simply admire the beautiful outdoors, or perhaps you’re a keen foodie who loves cheese, chocolate and gin, and ready to discover new and exciting flavours and products, one ticket will gain you entry to both Shows, so you can wander freely all day!

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!”

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.”

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

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