Celebrate Barnsdale Gardens 40th Anniversary at BBC Gardeners’ World Live!

The Barnsdale Gardens team will be continuing their 40th Anniversary celebrations at BBC Gardeners’ World Live this summer.  It will be wonderful to see all of our press colleagues at the Press Preview on Wednesday June 14th.

The Barnsdale show piece will bring elements of the last 40 years together. Much of the display is still ‘top secret’, however, we can tell you that there will be an area highlighting the ‘Mediterranean Garden’ and ‘Cutting Garden’ from Barnsdale.  These will include plants such as Pittosporum, Elymus, Stipa tenuissima, Hylotelephium, Dianella, Rosmarinus, Hebe and Eryngium because of their drought tolerance and suitability as cut flowers.

Celebrate Barnsdale Gardens 40th Anniversary at BBC Gardeners' World Live!

Celebrate Barnsdale Gardens 40th Anniversary at BBC Gardeners’ World Live!

Barnsdale Gardens will also be showcasing cottage garden plants such as roses (including the ‘Geoff Hamilton’), perennial Potentilla, Geum, x Heucherella, Anemanthele, Achillea, Philadelphus, Physocarpus, Stipa gigantea, Alchemilla, Geranium, Lychnis, Spiraea, Nepeta, Helenium and many more!

Press Preview
When: Wednesday June 14th (Show dates Thurs June 15th – Sun June 18th)
Time: From 3pm
Where: Barnsdale Gardens Display, Floral Marquee, BBC Gardeners’ World Live, Birmingham NEC

If you would like to join us for the Press Preview, or to come along in show week please go to https://www.bbcgardenersworldlive.com/gardening-media-press/ where you can complete the press accreditation form.

We hope you can join us for the Press Preview to enjoy homemade scones and jam from Barnsdale’s very own Helenium Tea Rooms.   You will also receive a free souvenir guide and a ticket for two to visit the Gardens this year! 

Please note: On Saturday 17th June, Nick Hamilton will be presenting on the  “Lets Talk Plants” Stage in the Floral Marquee hosted by David Hurrion.

There will also be a signing session by Nick of his book ‘The Right Genes’ on Saturday 17th June.  This book tells the tale of growing up as the son of a visionary of sustainable gardening.  Geoff Hamilton was a firm believer and pioneer in peat free and organic gardening, this ethos continues at Barnsdale today. ‘The Right Genes’ is a witty, happy and joyful excursion into the weird and wonderful journey of the Hamilton family. It shows how the lives of a father and son can follow the same pattern and ultimately mirror each other.

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