Next year’s BBC Gardeners’ World Live will run a new schools initiative for the first time.
BBC Gardeners’ World Live will take place at the NEC in Birmingham from 15th to 18th June and teachers are being invited to register interest for school sessions that will run on Thursday 15th and Friday 16th June.
Included in the price of the ticket will be a 30-minute dedicated schools session in the BBC Gardeners’ World Live theatre that will aim to provide inspiration for both teachers and students to get growing at school and at home.
School groups will also be able to explore the variety of plants in the Floral Marquee, such as carnivorous plants, air plants, bonsai and cacti.
Meanwhile, the Show Gardens, which will offer examples of how imagination and creativity can transform any outdoor space, will also be open to schools and, whilst touring around, teachers will be encouraged to discuss the designs and ideas with their students to give them ideas for future projects of their own.
One free teacher ticket is available for every eight purchased.
Tickets also include free entry to the BBC Good Food Show, which will take place at the same time and will include live stage demonstrations from chefs and experts, as well as a range of speciality producers.
Schools interested in visiting BBC Gardeners’ World Live should register online before Sunday 4th December. A ballot will take place soon after and successful applicants will be contacted before the Christmas holidays.
For more information and to register your interest visit www.bbcgardenersworldlive.com/visit/groups.