NEW! School Group Visits Introduced at BBC Gardeners’ World Live



NEC Birmingham 15-18 June 2017


BBC Gardeners’ World Live organisers are pleased to announce that a new schools initiative is to be introduced at the NEC Show, 15-18 June 2017.

Schools will be able to book special tickets for either Thursday 15 or Friday 16 June 2017 which include a special schools session in the BBC Gardeners’ World Live Theatre. Seats in the session are included in the exclusive schools ticket rate of just £16.50 per pupil (plus one teacher ticket free with every eight bought). This 30-minute theatre session will be packed with inspiration for teachers and pupils to get growing at school, and at home.

As part of the day out, school groups will be able to explore the 50 Meal-barrows, packed with fresh ingredients for a tasty recipe, created by local schools. Kids will discover a vast variety of plants in the Floral Marquee including Carnivorous Plants, Air Plants, Bonsai and Cacti – favourites amongst the younger visitors! Teachers are encouraged to discuss interesting designs and ideas whilst exploring the Show Gardens, giving pupils ideas for future projects. For example, in 2016 The Conservation Volunteers included a bicycle rack made of pallets and low-cost outdoor classroom in their Show Garden.

Plus, every ticket includes free entry to the BBC Good Food Show, so the day out will go seamlessly from plot to plate!

SCHOOLS, REGISTER YOUR INTEREST TODAY! Visit the Group Visit pages online for more details and to register your interest before 4 December 2016 ( A ballot will take place on 5 December with successful schools being contacted before of the end of term.