- Posted January 21, 2013
One of the UK’s most popular gardening programmes, BBC Radio 4’s Gardeners’ Question Time, is to be broadcast from The Edible Garden Show – and members of the public can apply for free tickets to be in the audience at this special recording.
Gardeners’ Question Time (GQT) will be pre-recorded on the opening day of The Edible Garden Show which is being staged at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, from March 15-17. During the programme members of the audience have the chance to pose their gardening queries to a panel of experts who will include TV botanist James Wong and GQT stalwart Bob Flowerdew.
James, a presenter for BBC’s Countryfile, and organic gardening guru Bob will also be appearing in The Edible Garden Show’s Experts’ Theatre on all three show days giving specialist talks and advice to visitors.
You do NOT have to have a ticket to The Edible Garden Show to attend this GQT recording but if you do want to visit the show itself, you will be required to purchase a ticket to gain entrance to the exhibition area. To enter a draw for a pair of free Gardeners’ Question Time tickets, please email your name, postal address and contact telephone number to email@example.com with email subject: Ticket draw.
There are 80 pairs of GQT tickets to give away for Friday, March 15 with the broadcast due to recorded in a Stoneleigh Park conference room at 1.30pm. Doors open 12.30pm. The audience will be selected at random on March 5, 2013 and those lucky enough to be selected will be notified via an email containing the GQT entrance ticket. The audience can bring along photos or small samples to accompany their questions.
The Edible Garden Show, the UK’s award-winning national ‘Grow-Your-Own’ event, will be bursting with innovative products, top exhibitors, home-grown produce, food, livestock and a new celebrity line-up of experts.
The show harvests a huge crop of top exhibitors and brings inspirational celebrity chefs and gardeners together under one roof. As well as James Wong and Bob Flowerdew, other celebrities include popular chef Rachel Green, who will get taste buds tingling with her flamboyant cookery demonstrations, while BBC Gardeners’ World presenter Alys Fowler and the event’s resident ‘grow-your-own’ guru Paul Peacock will share their passion of growing and eating home-grown crops.
Doors to the show open at 9.30am and tickets cost £15 (£12 if booked in advance) with concessions for children and seniors. Book tickets here or telephone 0844 338 8001