The Edible Garden Show 2010 – the ultimate ‘Grow Your Own’ event for UK gardening enthusiasts

10th October 2009

An exciting new

national garden show is being launched next year amid the phenomenal explosion

of interest in ‘Grow Your Own’ food.

The Edible

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.

NSALG National

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.”

The Edible

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.

Exhibitions guru

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.

“Our extensive

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

for exhibitors.”

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.”

Fantastic and

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

    or allotment.

  • ‘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

    Your Own.

  • ‘Cooking Your Own’ – focusing on what to do with all that marvelous fresh

    produce you’ve grown.


Brian, Chief

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

Year’ award.