The UK’s biggest food and gardening show returns to the NEC this June

The UK’s biggest food and gardening show returns to the NEC this June.

BBC Good Food Show and BBC Gardeners’ World Live, 15 – 18 June 2017
NEC Birmingham

BBC Gardeners’ World Live and BBC Good Food Show, sponsored by Lexus, return together, with what promises to be the best show yet. For over 20 years these shows have taken up residency at The NEC and have entertained over two million visitors in this time. Quite simply, together they’re one of the biggest and best events of the summer, packed with garden inspiration, artisan food and drink, the UK’s most famous gardeners and food experts including Monty Don, Mary Berry, Alan Titchmarsh and James Martin to name a few, plus magic moments around every corner leaving visitors spellbound.
Every ticket includes entry to both BBC events – the perfect combination for all food and garden lovers. Visitors can get up close and personal with household names in food and gardening as the experts take part in live interviews and demos, mix with the crowds, sign books and have a thoroughly great day out.

This is a very special anniversary year for gardening, as Gardeners’ World turns 50. BBC Gardeners’ World Live is at the very heart of the celebrations, which includes:

  • The BBC TV team filming on Thursday for the 1-hour anniversary special airing later this year
  •  The unveiling of the much-anticipated Gardeners’ World Golden Jubilee Plant by Mary Berry
    Anniversary Show Gardens packed with iconic garden styles from the past 50 years
  • Presenters past and present gracing the expert line-up
  •  Themed Beautiful Borders including ‘Nigel the Dog’ Border inspired by the nation’s favourite
    golden retriever
  •  Birthday cake created for the Show exclusively by Nadiya Hussain
  • Gardeners can be inspired by the UK’s best loved experts in the Gardeners’ World Live Theatre
    sponsored by Wyevale Garden Centres including TV favourites Monty Don, Alan Titchmarsh, Carol Klein and Adam Frost. And it doesn’t stop there.
  • Show Gardens packed with take home ideas, space-savvy solutions and stunning planting
  • The BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine editors demonstrate top techniques for container
  • Gardeners’ Question Time’s Matt Biggs hosting the VegTrug Grow Your Own Stage packed
    with ideas for growing tasty ingredients
  • The shopping sensation that is the Floral Marquee, including the heaven-scented Rose
    Festival, and Plant Village – with over 100 place to shop for quality plants

Each year the BBC Good Food Show, brings its Supertheatre experience to the NEC, showcasing some
of the UK’s favourite top chefs cooking live in a unique 30-minute theatre experience.
2017 will see Michelin masters Tom Kerridge and Michel Roux Jr taking to the stage, queen of baking
Mary Berry back by popular demand, firm Show favourite James Martin, the fantastic Two Greedy
Italians, Antonio Carluccio and Gennaro Contaldo, and star baker Nadiya Hussain.
Joe Wicks, aka the Body Coach, comes to Birmingham for the very first time! This global success
story brings his enthusiasm and hugely popular nutritional and healthy dishes to the stage.
The Healthy Kitchen is the place to pick up fresh, summer inspiration from stars including Instagram’s
infamous ‘Clean Eating Alice’, Alice Liveing and health and fitness blogger Dr Hazel Wallace. Likewise,
fans can interact up close with their food and gardening heroes at book signing sessions throughout
the weekend.
For all the Good Food magazine lovers, the Show gives the chance to meet the Good Food Test Kitchen
team on the BBC Good Food Stage, headed up by Barney Desmazery. They’ll be demonstrating their
favourite dishes for the season and interviewing guest chefs and experts.
The line-up continues to highlight emerging chefs, restauranteurs and local experts too – making it a
must for anyone who is serious about improving their culinary skills. This year sees the addition of
free, ‘Eat Like a Local’ Supertheatre sessions featuring local chefs Luke Tipping from Simpsons in
Birmingham and Adam Bennett from The Cross, Kenilworth.
Taste and try before you buy in the Producers’ Village, BBC Good Food Champions area, Eat Well
Pavilion, Drinks Cabinet, plus discover regional treats in the Ludlow Producer Market. There’s
hundreds of exhibitors to sample and shop from.
Complementing the ever-popular classic VIP tickets, new this year is our extra special VIP Luxe
Package. Meet your culinary idols whilst enjoying the comfort of the private Luxe Lounge complete
with complimentary bar, delicious buffet lunch and much more – a touch of the red carpet treatment.

When two of the country’s most loved brands, BBC Gardeners’ World and BBC Good Food, come
together with a line-up of their most famous faces, you know it’s going to be an exceptional day out
– it’s the most unmissable food and gardening experience.

For more details, including free weekend tickets for under 18s, visit or

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