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Why no coverage of Gardeners World show on the BBC ?  We had endless coverage of Chelsea but the very show that is supposedly sponsered by the BBC has no coverage - nothing on this Friday's programme-it always covered the Show before so why not this year?



  • I agree, it seems a bit odd. Perhaps they are leaving it until next week once it is all finished and will give us a recap?  General comments from some of the other posts would suggest that it is not that impressive this year anyway.

  • TerrierGTerrierG Posts: 1

    I was wondering the same. I was at the show on Wednesday(12/6/13), as I have done for many years, and was surprised that there were no camera crews around and no signs of Monty, Rachel, Carol or Joe. Why would the Gardeners world team not be at the show for filming and interacting with the with those who watch them week in week out?? My surprise started when last week he said he would be back at Longmeadows, as I had expected to hear some news about the show. What's going on BBC? 

    The show did not have the usual buzz about it this year and there was definitely less plants people at the show. This is the first year that I have not bought any plants for myself. Overall a disappointment. Considering not going next year.

  • Mark 8Mark 8 Posts: 4

    You ain't missing much we went this year as every year and this is the worst it's been probably to do with the weather we've had this year as the selection of plants were very disappointing but hay ho maybe better next year 

  • pavery026pavery026 Posts: 75

    By the sounds of it glad i decided not to go this year. I've been going every year for ages. I didn't think last year was as good as previous years, so I made my mind up to go to Tatton park instead. I am disappointed that so far there seems to be no coverage. 

  • FairygirlFairygirl Posts: 53,918

    Verd - just watched last night's B'grove and was going to post tonight and tomorrow to recommend it for those not in Scotland -  some useful tips on tomatoes. There's been loads of queries here about toms so I thought it would be of interest.

    I agree it's very strange about the non coverage of G's W show.

    It's a place where beautiful isn't enough of a word....

    I live in west central Scotland - not where that photo is...
  • I went on Thursday and was a bit disappointed with it-seemed that the spaces were filled with large items of garden furniturge and the stands were smaller.  Felt sorry for exhibitors who were outside because of weather and had spoken to a flower grower who said that had been told that they were not allowed in the main hall but had to pay the same rent to stand outside and it was out of the way opposite to the entrance-what is NEC trying to do?-certainly not encouraging more exhibitors-hope GW doesn't go the same way as Focus on Imaging!

  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 29,626

    The management of the GW show was given over to the RHS some years ago and has nothing to do with the TV programme.  If its not included in the BBC TV coverage contracts it won't get air time.    People have said several times on here that the show lost the plot when it was merged with the Food and Drink shows.  



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  • skyrunnerskyrunner Posts: 33

    Never been to Chelsea (always thought it very crowded from TV pics) but going to Hampton Ct Show next month on the Saturday, which will be the first ever proper show ever visited apart from local shows.  Hope not disappointed, and really looking forward to the show. Hoping for good weather.

    anybody else ever been there, and tips please?


  • HC is different from Chelsea. Good thing is that it is a much bigger site and less crowded, altho' more tiring because of distances to be walked. Show gardens are not as grand, altho' can still be interesting. You can buy plants on any day. Strangely Chelsea opens very early in morning..  0830?, but HC makes you wait to 1000, which seems ridiculous and unnecessary. Easy to park car at HC. Great breakfasts at the Tiltyard restaurant. Downside is that it is fast becoming a "lifetstyle" event and gardening seems to be taking the back seat.

    I left HC very disappointed last year but may give it one more go. If you want to go to a good show try Malvern in Spring with a revisit in Autumn. My personal favouritesimageimage 

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