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It's show time!

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By Geoff Hodge, Botanical Expert (BSc, MCIHort)

The team is helping gardeners with hints, tips and advice at two of this year’s best gardening shows. We’ll be at The Edible Gardening Show and Capel Manor’s Spring Gardening Show. Come and say hello, watch our practical demonstrations and get some great gardening help and lots of inspiration for your garden.

The Edible Gardening Show, 18th to 20th March, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire

The Edible Gardening Show is a brand new show, which is bound to be a huge hit with everyone who loves to grow, cook and eat good food. For some green-fingered inspiration, come and see the team in the Experts Theatre. We’ll be answering your questions and giving demonstrations, so you’re sure to pick up some great advice to get your kitchen garden growing.

Urban Veg Gardening – getting the best from growing your own in small spaces

Want to grow veg, but only have a patio or room for a few pots or window boxes? Well, don’t worry it really is possible – and it’s easy. Just about every type of veg can be grown in containers, so now’s the time to grow your own urban veg garden. Geoff Hodge, resident expert at, writer, BBC broadcaster and author of the RHS Allotment Handbook and the RHS Allotment Journal, will show you how to do it.

Home Allotments – everything you need to know to get great results from your veg patch

You can’t beat the excitement of growing, picking and eating fresh fruit and veg from your own patch. Here to help you get started is Paul Patton, BBC broadcaster, grow your own expert at and regular gardening question time panellist. Get some great ideas on how to start your plot or develop what you’ve got, as well as help solving some common problems. Before you know it your patch will be bursting with delicious crops and you’ll be eating juicy strawberries, peas from the pod, aromatic herbs and so much more.

To find out more about The Edible Gardening Show, buying tickets and how to get there, visit their website.

Capel Manor’s Spring Gardening Show, 2nd to 3rd April Capel Manor Gardens, Enfield, Middlesex EN1 4RQ

With a ‘Design it. Build it. Grow it. Eat it. Recycle it.’ theme, the Capel Manor Spring Gardening Show will be blooming with all aspects of gardening.

Geoff Hodge, resident expert at, garden writer, BBC broadcaster and author, will be giving demonstrations and dishing out help, advice and tips on growing your own veg and preventing plant plagues and pestilence! He’ll be in residence at Capel House all day. If you want to find out how easy it is to grow your own healthy veg at home – whether it’s on the windowsill, pots on the patio or on the allotment – let Geoff help and inspire you. Geoff is the author of the RHS Allotment Handbook and the RHS Allotment Journal.

Garden pests and diseases are the two biggest topics that worry gardeners of all levels of experience, so let Geoff put your mind at rest and help you overcome these garden problems.

Other features at the show include garden tours, plant sales, garden products and furniture for sale, soil testing and lots of craft activities for the kids. Plus, there are more than 60 show gardens and landscapes to explore in Capel’s grounds.

To find out more about the Capel Manor Spring Gardening Show, buying tickets and how to get there, visit their website.


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