10th October 2009
The Edible Garden Show 2010 – the ultimate ‘Grow Your Own’ event for UK gardening enthusiasts
An exciting new national garden show is being launched next year amid the phenomenal explosion of interest in ‘Grow Your Own’ food.
An exciting new
national garden show is being launched next year amid the phenomenal explosion
of interest in ‘Grow Your Own’ food.
Garden Show 2010 will be staged over three days from Friday, March 19 to
Sunday, March 21 at Britain’s most famous agricultural venue – Stoneleigh Park
in Warwickshire. Organisers say The Edible Garden Show will be a “must-see”
event whether you are a seasoned gardener who spends every spare minute on the
allotment or a complete novice daunted by planting a few vegetables in the back
The new show has
won official endorsements from two of the most high-profile organisations in
the gardening and agriculture world – the National Society of Allotment and
Leisure Gardeners (NSALG), which boasts 103,000 members in the UK at over 2,000
allotment societies, and the Royal Agricultural Society of England.
Secretary Geoff Stokes says: “We are delighted to be an official partner of
this brilliant new show. For a number of
years our members have been seeking a dedicated ‘Grow Your Own’ event but have
had to make do with attending the more traditional flower shows where fruit and
vegetables have largely been the poor relation. At last we now have a national
show focused purely on the wonders of ‘Grow Your Own’.”
Merrall, Business Development Director, Royal Agricultural Society of England,
“The Royal Agricultural Society of England is delighted to welcome The Edible Garden Show to
Stoneleigh Park. We believe this innovative event has the potential to become a
fixture in our calendar. It is being launched at a time when more and more
people are realising the importance of producing quality food and we are
therefore delighted to offer our wholehearted support to the venture.”
Garden Show 2010 is targeted towards anyone passionate about Grow Your Own,
Brew Your Own… or anything to do with healthy eating or home produce. From
fruit and veg to bread making, from poultry to organic herbs, and from bee
keeping to home brewing, The Edible Garden Show is THE ultimate Grow Your Own event.
The concept of
growing or producing your own food and drinks has enjoyed resurgence in recent
years. The trend, which coincides with 100,000 people now being on waiting
lists for allotments in the UK, has enjoyed ever-increasing media attention.
Brian Wiseman, one of the instigators behind the event, says: “Despite the
concept of Grow Your Own being featured within some existing horticultural or
lifestyle exhibitions there is currently NO single national event in the annual
show calendar that is devoted purely to the idea. The Edible Garden Show will
address that omission.
research has confirmed the viability of the concept of The Edible Garden Show
and we are convinced that this show will appeal to both the avid gardener and
those people just starting out and experimenting with growing their own fruit
and vegetables. Tickets will be at affordable prices with value-for-money rates
He adds: “Visitors
can gain tips from the experts and the opportunity to buy a huge range of
essential items, from mighty garden sheds and greenhouses to individual packets
of seeds and compost. Young or old, townie or country dweller, novice or
experienced gardener, The Edible Garden Show is a must-visit attraction for
your diary. We will have a host of seminars and exhibitions, plus a packed
programme of practical demonstrations from growing it to cooking it that will
provide an informative, educational and fun event for all the family.”
innovative ideas include:
- ‘Vegetable Hospital’ – offering invaluable advice on all the headaches
and perils faced by both novice and experienced gardeners.
- ‘Perfect Pickling’ – tips on preserving of produce.
- ‘Going to Pot’ – how to Grow Your Own in pots if you don’t have a garden
- ‘Something’s Brewing’ – tips on brewing beer, winemaking and non-alcoholic
- ‘Testing Times’ – for advice on soil.
- ‘Can Your Kids Dig It?’ – Great ways to get the kids involved in Grow
- ‘Cooking Your Own’ – focusing on what to do with all that marvelous fresh
produce you’ve grown.
Operating Officer of London-based Wise Guys Consultancy Ltd, has been
responsible for launching a number of leading exhibitions including MAB
(International Fashion Fair), Premier Collections, FHM and Erotica. He has also been a key player in such
prestigious events as The London Golf Show, eBay Live, Fashion Rocks and Body
Beautiful which won the Association of Exhibition Organisers ‘Launch of the