We’ve just got back from Gardeners’ World Live at the Birmingham NEC and it’s safe to say that we had a blast! It was so special to be able to meet with so many friends, colleagues and customers after such a long time apart. Here are just some of our highlights from an unforgettable weekend.
Watching Monty Don
The PlantGrow team headed down to the My Gardeners’ World Stage to watch renowned horticulturist and presenter Monty Don speak about the making of his garden at Longmeadow, which was such an interesting way to spend the morning. We’re huge fans of Monty since he’s an organic gardener and was president of the Soil Association for many years.
Seeing Nature’s Resilience win
We sponsored Moska Design and Seedsology’s show garden, Nature’s Resilience, which was all about how plants can help us through anxious times and bring joy to us. As you followed the path through the garden, you could see that plants have such therapeutic properties and can spark imagination. It was fantastic to see the garden win Silver Merit – it was so well-deserved.
Meeting up with our friends
It was wonderful to see so many of our customers and PlantGrow champions – some that we’d never had the chance to meet in real life! Alessandro from @_spicymoustache_ dug deep into a mound of PlantGrow and it was fantastic to catch up about all of the delicious produce he’s been growing this year.
We made sure to catch up with Sam from Seedsology and Lisa from @lisamaries_kitchengarden to talk about Nature’s Resilience and we also saw Lizzie from @The Rose Press Garden and her beautiful stall. Her flower seed advent calendar was flying off the shelves!
The best thing about Gardeners’ World Live really was seeing so many faces, both old and new, and chatting about the love of organic growing and how it can improve wellbeing as well as being great for the environment. We hope that we helped to show novice and experienced gardeners that you can get fantastic results without chemicals or peat – but most of all, we hope we showed them that we’re a friendly bunch!