The NEC saw over 90,000 visitors pass through its doors to celebrate BBC Gardeners? World Live and the BBC Good Food Show Summer last weekend.
2015 is the ninth year that the two Shows have run alongside each other. The Shows, sponsored by Lexus, have entertained visitors with:
400+ exhibitors from garden essentials to the latest kitchen gadgets and ingredients
110 RHS Medals: 45 Gold; 40 Silver Gilt Flora; 12 Silver; 5 Bronze
105 nurseries and growers in the RHS Floral Marquee and RHS Plant Village
27 culinary superstars, chefs and food experts in entertaining live demos
25 inspirational gardens, from Show Gardens to Beautiful Borders
19 Gardening experts on live stages
10 live stages, talks and demo areas
Highlights of BBC Gardeners? World Live included:
The Show Gardens being awarded 7 Gold Medals; Paul Harris, finalist on BBC2s Great Chelsea Garden Challenge, presenting his first ever Show Garden and gaining a Gold Medal; Mary Berry on the Potting Shed Stage with the BBC Gardeners? World Magazine, the Skinny Jean Gardeners encouraging kids to get growing, and Monty Don in conversation with Jim Buttress in the Kitchen Garden Talks Tent.
Within the Good Food Show Summer, highlights included:
Michel Roux Jr live in the Supertheatre for the first time, the all new French Market, the Bakes & Cakes village and BBC Good Food meet the team pop demo area.