If you’re like us and love to share your plant addiction on social media then you’re in the right place. This is our guide to getting your social fix at BBC Gardeners’ World Live this year!
Before you pass go, you need to get set up for our GardenTags BBC Gardeners’ World Live #bestinshow challenge. There’s an opportunity to win one of 10 Burgon & Ball Poc-Kit’s if you post a winning shot to our free gardening app.
Once you’ve loaded the app your ready to go. First up, hot foot it over to the Floral Marquee. It’s a blooming haven and a must go for a social media maven with so much pictorial content to share. I’m not going to tell you where to capture a photo for our #bestinshow challenge but this would be a great place to start. Once you’ve got an eye and a nose full of scent head on over to the show gardens to get inspiration on how to transform any open space.
Pay a visit to Lee and Dale aka the Skinny Jeaned Gardeners on the Veg Trug Grow your Own Stage. We’re told that the stage will have grown (groan) in time. These guys know a thing about YouTube and are using their video channel to give you some sage advice on how to make life taste better by growing your own fruit and veg. We know Lee and Dale well as they took part in our live streamed panel discussion ‘The Future of Gardening – How do we spark a growing revolution? debate and I’m sure they wouldn’t mind if you went over to see them for a cup of tea and a natter.
Get your glad rags on you’re going to the theatreland. Head on down to the BBC Gardeners’ World Live theatre. They’ll be no show tunes however, there is an enviable cast of celebrity gardeners ready to take to the stage and impart some juicy titbit of gardening advice. From Carol Klein, Alan Titchmarsh, Monty Don and more. This’ll help you create the garden of your dreams that’ll certainly keep the Jones’ tongues wagging. Make sure you capture those littles nuggets and tweet them or better still take a pic of your favourite TV gardeners and post a pic to GardenTags with a top quote.
If you’re at the show on Saturday and Sunday pop over to our pop up just outside the Gardeners’ Interview Stage . We’re giving live demos of the app and will be sharing a social tip or two. On Sunday we’re joined by Michael Perry aka Mr Plant Geek who has an encyclopedic knowledge of plants and plant social media.