BBC Radio 4's Gardeners' Question Time to be broadcast from The Edible Garden Show & Good Life Live 2016

London February 12, 2016: One of the UK's most popular gardening programmes, BBC Radio 4's Gardeners' Question Time, is to be broadcast from The Edible Garden Show & Good Life Live and members of the public can apply for free tickets to be in the audience at this special recording.

Gardeners’ Question Time (GQT) will be recorded on the Saturday of The Edible Garden Show which is being staged at the NAEC, Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire, from March 11-13. During the programme members of the audience will have the chance to pose their gardening queries to a panel of experts who will include TV botanist James Wong, broadcaster Pippa Greenwood and outspoken Lancastrian Christine Walkden.

James, a presenter for BBC’s Countryfile, and prolific author Pippa will also be appearing in The Edible Garden Show’s Experts’ Theatre on all three show days giving specialist talks and advice to visitors. The BBC One Show’s resident gardening expert Christine will be on hand on the Sunday.

You do NOT have to have a ticket to The Edible Garden Show to attend this GQT recording but if you do want to visit the show itself, you will be required to purchase a ticket to gain entrance to the exhibition area. To enter a draw for free Gardeners’ Question Time tickets, please email your name, postal address and contact telephone number to gqt@bbc.co.uk with email subject: Ticket draw.

There are 200 GQT tickets to give away for Saturday, March 12 with the broadcast due to be recorded in a Stoneleigh Park conference room at 12.15pm. The audience will be selected at random on March 7, 2016 and those lucky enough to be selected will be notified via an email. The audience can bring along photos or small samples to accompany their questions if they wish to.

The Edible Garden Show, the UK’s ultimate grow your own event, will be bursting with innovative products, top exhibitors, home-grown produce, food, livestock and a new celebrity line-up of experts. As well as James Wong, Pippa Greenwood and Christine Walkden, other celebrities include wild food expert Mark Lloyd and flamboyant popular chef Rachel Green, who will be conjuring yummy, healthy meals from plot to plate, while ITV’s Love Your Garden presenters Frances Tophill and Katie Rushworth will be giving spades of advice on home-grown crops.

Doors to The Edible Garden Show and Good Life Live open at 10am and tickets cost £16 (£14 if booked in advance) with concessions for children and seniors. For more show information or to buy tickets visit: www.theediblegardenshow.co.uk or telephone 0844 338 8001

Published: 12/02/2016

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