Heartinthedirt Posts: 300
Anyone going this weekend? My first ever garden show and very much looking forward to it! I'll be the one with bright blonde hair racing round trying to see every single thing. Give me a wave! 😁
It's knowing what to do with things that counts - Robert Frost
@Heartinthedirt, if you can l recommend taking your time unless you're really pushed. There is so much to see. If you can get there early at the time show opens (9am) it means you can get to see the show gardens before it gets too busy, but factor in the time getting off the motorway.
Being a tightwad, l also recommend taking a cool bag with sandwiches and drinks if you can. The food stands get really busy at lunchtime. Also it means you have more money to buy plants .
If you're going by car you can get a "pass out" to go back to your car to unload plants and start again. (Don't know if it also applies to coaches as they may have a different parking system).
There is also a very efficient bus service to and from the various car parks, the NEC is a massive site and walking to the car parks after walking round the show is knackering.
Also remember you have to pay for parking
A bit more information here.
I love GW Live . Maybe next year.
Atmosphere in the floral marquee is up a notch because there is music and dancing.
I loved the Grundy cider club garden, unusually in at marquee.
Have fun. I loved it.
@Auntiemand, yeah, really liked Frances's Garden, a lot going on but didn't feel too much, loved her recycled greenhouse!
Going for 2 days next year 😁
What I love about it is there isn't the formality of an RHS show, there is a lovely, welcoming atmosphere and it feels inclusive. And you can buy stuff every day.
Not sure the food element is necessary but I guess it helps fund the gardens.