Gardeners, grow-your-own enthusiasts and families can safely leave their wellies and waterproofs at home when they visit The Edible Garden Show 2012 between the 16-18 March.
The UK’s only national event dedicated to the ‘grow-your-own’ revolution brings the great outdoors indoors ensuring nothing rains on your parade during the three-day spectacular.
The award-winning show at Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire is staged entirely undercover, inside two large exhibition halls and a giant marquee protecting visitors, celebrity guests, exhibitors and livestock including chickens, pigs, goats and bees against the elements.
So with weather worries behind you, book your tickets now and join the final countdown to the country’s most talked about event on the gardening calendar.
You will get the chance to rub shoulders with inspirational celebrity gardeners and chefs, gain essential advice from livestock experts and discover labour-saving and cost-cutting products from a host of innovative exhibitors.
Edible Garden Show – Celebrity guests
The show uniquely brings together key experts and innovative exhibitors from the worlds of gardening, home produce and food – a one-stop-shop for anyone wanting a slice of the ‘Good Life’.
Celebrity Chef John Burton-Race will create culinary delights in the Cookery Theatre .
BBC TV’s award-winning presenter James Wong is on a mission to tempt gardeners into becoming more adventurous by growing ‘exotic edibles’.
The botanist will be giving daily talks in the Experts Theatre urging gardeners to explore the vast range of exotic fruit and vegetables that can germinate and flourish in the UK climate.
Experts at the show include broadcaster and writer Pippa Greenwood, celebrity chef Rachel Green and The Edible Garden Show’s own ‘Grow Your Own’ guru Paul Peacock.
The Edible Garden Show is the perfect place to inspire growers to plan their year ahead with unique products, chickens for sale, expert advice from poultry vet Victoria Roberts, stunning polytunnels to help gardeners extend their growing season, and everything from bees, goats and pigs to seeds, sheds, wellies and wormeries.
Bees, allotments and more at the Edible Garden Show
There’s sure to be a buzz of excitement from inside the ‘Potting Shed’ where expert beekeepers will wow audiences with demonstrations on collecting and processing honey and divulge top tips on how to keep the hive healthy, flourishing and free from disease.
There’ll also be fun-filled ‘Potting Parties’ in the Shed organised by Urban Allotments where visitors can get advice on planting and growing.
The British Pig Association will showcase native breeds of pigs and entertain families with daily ring demonstrations. Would-be pig owners will gain an invaluable insight into how to keep and breed these delightful animals. For the children, the BPA’s Junior Pig Club will stage their ‘Pig Olympics’.
But if henhouses, chickens and fresh eggs are more your thing, poultry vet Victoria Roberts will be on hand to share her hen-rearing tips. Victoria, whose passion and talent for rearing poultry began when she was only four, will bring along some of her pure breeds to demonstrate how to handle the birds and check for weight-loss and disease.