This week I’ll be at Gardeners’ World Live to see and experience the best of what show this size at the NEC, can offer! So what am I excited to see, aside from the obvious pleasure of hearing both Monty Don and Adam Frost speak on Thursday?
The Show Gardens at any Gardening Show are always an area to which make a beeline. They are often the most talked about feature at an event giving us an insight on the way top garden designers put planting combinations together. Often they highlight a particular issue or draw attention to a unique landscape and the best of them, will inspire us to recreate aspects in our own gardens.
The Watchmaker’s Garden promises to pay homage to a Victorian Horologist’s garden workshop and the Canal and River Trust’s Garden features a barge and an on trend wildflower meadow, whist I know I will be drawn to the exuberant colours in The Dahlia Garden.
Aside from the big Show Gardens, I’m always really interested to see what the next generation of young gardeners have in store and in competing for the APL Young Landscapers Award this year, four young gardeners will design front gardens, full of ideas to inspire us! If the quality is as high as those Front Garden Visions at Gardening Scotland this year, then we are in for a real treat to inspire us!
A veritable feast for the eye and nose is sure to await in the Floral Marquee which will be awash with the myriad colour and scent of thousands of flower blooms! Right at the heart of the marquee will be the The Plant Pyramid which will feature four thousand plants – this sure to be one of the most instagrammable spots in the Marquee!
All the magnificence of Gardeners’ World Live 2019 will be updated on The Pink Wheelbarrow’s Instagam page so do check back there tonight and tomorrow for all the highlights!