Birmingham NEC | 2017 Show Highlights | Floorplan

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Healthy Kitchen

Taking inspiration from the best, freshest and healthiest ingredients, this stage will be packed with ideas and recipes for light bites, guilt-free treats and healthy alternatives.

Shop & Drop

Enjoy hands-free shopping with our Shop and Drop service supported by Guide Dogs.

We recommend a discretionary donation of £1 per item that is left at the Shop & Drop.

BBC Good Food Magazine Subscribers' Lounge

Magazine subscribers can relax in the Lounge - look out for your exclusive voucher in your June issue of the mag.

BBC Good Food Kitchen

Dine on favourite dishes inspired by - it's the perfect place to stop for lunch! Enjoy two courses for £22.95 and three courses for £25.95. To make a reservation in advance call 0121 767 3663.

Discover & Learn Masterclasses

Join a hands-on masterclass led by the experts, from YO! Sushi to Zwilling Knife Skills and Sipsmith Gin Tasting...

Book Corner & Signing

Purchase books at the WHSmith pop-up book shop and get them signed by the author's themselves in book singing sessions - a great place to snap a selfie with your favourite chef!


The heart of the Show, the Supertheatre is the place to see your favourite chef or expert cooking live! All tickets include a seat in the Supertheatre. 

Eat Well Pavilion

Discover healthy food products and new ideas to help you create delicious, nutritious dishes from a selection of producers in the Eat Well Pavilion. 

Lindt Excellence Tasting Theatre

For all the chocoholics out there, don’t miss the ultimate Lindt Excellence Tasting Experience. Discover how to pair delicious wines from across the globe with your favourite Lindt Excellence chocolate, guided by wine experts.

BBC Good Food Stage

Meet the regular faces from the magazine, including the editors, taking you through skills and techniques plus some of their tastiest seasonal recipes hot off the magazine pages!

The team will also host entertaining interviews with your favourite chefs.

Producers' Village

Shop from hundreds of independent and artisan producers, and find those not-on-the-high-street ingredients...

BBC Good Food Champions

Discover a fabulous selection of artisan producers that you can sample and buy from and find out more about their story too.

Drinks Cabinet

Whether you enjoy cider, beer, spirits, wines, champagne or cocktails, you’re sure to find expert tips and tasters to suit your palette in the Drinks Cabinet.

Shopping Lanes

Have a browse through the Shopping Lanes where you can find a selection of bags and accessories, artwork, homewares, jewellery and beauty gifts.

Street Food Stalls

Pick up some flavours from around the world from the street food stalls - and then relax and enjoy on Picnic Hill.

Grow Your Own Stage

The VegTrug Grow Your Own Stage, hosted by BBC Radio 4 Gardeners' Question Time expert Matt Biggs, is the ultimate place to learn how to grow tasty ingredients in even the smallest of spaces. This is a drop in demo stage, so you can learn from a variety of experts throughout the day out at BBC Gardeners' World Live.


Be entertained with live music on the bandstand:

Thursday: Quartet

Thursday: St Thomas More School singing garden themed songs

Friday/Saturday/Sunday: The Polka Dots

Strictly Come Dancing Compere - children's dancing

Wellbeing Cafe

Relax and have a break from the Show floor in the Oakdale Wellbeing Café...

BFA Stage

International demonstrator Dennis Van Wonderen will give a whole range of tips and advice of all aspects of flower care, arranging and floristry on the British Florist Association stage. 

Potting Shed Stage

The Potting Shed Stage is where you'll find the BBC Gardeners' World Magazine editors, with some very special guests, helping you with skills and techniques to garden better and bringing the magazine to life. Don’t miss the Changing Face of Gardening anniversary feature with stunning Golden Jubilee Plant display, and a veritable museum of gardening over the past half century.

Show Gardens

An exciting collection of Show Gardens come to life in a celebration of how imagination and creativity can transform any type of outdoor space.  It's an unbeatable way to get ideas for your own garden.

Floral Marquee

BBC Gardeners' World Live is proud to host one of the largest floral marquees in the country. A haven of colour and scent, it is the ultimate destination for all gardeners and plant lovers with incredible shopping and unbeatable offers.

BBC Gardeners' World Live Theatre

The theatre has a packed schedule of entertaining and informative talks from the likes of Monty Don and Alan Titchmarsh. Book seats in advance for £2. Plus Theatre sponsors Wyevale Garden Centres present their experts in daily sessions that are free to book.

Plant Village

Head to the Plant Village to browse and buy plants for any type of garden with great Show offers.

Feature Garden & Lawncare Advice

Meet GreenThumb’s experienced lawn care advisors on for quality lawn advice and expert tips on how to get a beautiful lawn you can be proud of.

Beautiful Borders

Beautiful Borders are an annual visitor favourite, as they display a variety of excellent designs, space savvy ideas, planting combinations and creative features that can be packed into a small garden. This year’s theme for the Beautiful Borders is ’50 Years of Gardeners’ World’.

Picnic Hill

Relax and enjoy some lunch on Picnic Hill, it makes a great meeting point too. This is where the free family activities take place including face painting, crafting and more.

BBC Gardeners' World Magazine Subscribers Lounge

Magazine subscribers can relax in the exclusive Subscriber Club Lounge. Situated next to the BBC Gardeners’ World Theatre, you can watch your favourite experts for free, while enjoying a cup of tea or coffee and taking a break from the show. Don’t forget to bring your coupon with you from your Subscriber Club Extra Newsletter which will be delivered with your June issue.

The Jubilee Bed

This exciting display will be located by Picnic Hill and will read '50 Years of Gardeners' World'. The Bedding plants we're using are Golden African Marigold and Lobelia Cambridge Blue.

Advice Desk & Demo Bench

Manned by horticultural expert Lucy Chamberlain and team, the Advice Desk in the Floral Marquee is the place to go for one-to-one advice. So come armed with your gardening questions as you can use our experts for all manner of queries. 

The Demo Bench has a packed schedule of expert growers sharing their techniques and skills, plus celebrity interviews hosted by Jim Buttress.

Rose Festival

As roses continue to be on the nation's favourite plant, we are proud to host our very own Rose Festival in the Floral Marquee for the second year running.

Plant Heritage

A display showing some plants grown by local National Collection holders.

School's 'Meal in a Barrow' Competition

This year we're proud to welcome Schools into our fantastic Meal in a Barrow competition!

Encouraging growing in schools, this competition demands creative thinking, inspiration and what's more - getting out into the garden! School children are tasked to plant up a wheelbarrow with all the home-grown ingredients required to rustle up a fresh and tasty summer recipe. 

We can't wait to welcome the schools to the Show, and to see where their imaginations have taken them!

Plant Créche

Enjoy hands-free shopping with our Plant Crèche service supported by Guide Dogs.

Drop off your plants in a safe and secure area at the Show and collect them at the end of your visit.  For heavier items opt to collect your shopping in the car collection service.

Flowers from the Farm Feature

A floral display celebrating the 50th anniversary of Gardeners’ World. The central feature is a beautifully dressed table ready for afternoon tea!

Tom's Kitchen Pop-Up Restaurant

Sample delicious taster dishes at the Show from Tom's Kitchen Pop-Up Restaurant - from a comforting Mac and Cheese to an indulgent Chocolate Fudge Brownie...

Chinese Pavilion

Shop from a selection of Chinese producers at the Show from Thursday to Saturday.

Digbeth Dining Club

Digbeth Dining Club will be bringing along a selection of their street food traders to the Show!