Celebrating all that's best about our gardens
GARDENING fans in Bristol had the chance to celebrate their passion for outdoor living as the hugely successful Garden Life Show returned for a two-day event in the city centre.
Taking place yesterday and today, from 10am to 5pm, the show showcases the best in the world of gardening.
Visitors have the chance to view floral arrangement displays and demonstrations, and to ask the experts about gardening techniques during Gardeners' Question Time.
Experts included compere Monica Whyte from Bristol In Bloom with Tim Foster, Steve Clampin, Nick Wray and Matthew Bufton.
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A talk on chickens was given yesterday by Catherine Jameson, as well as a talk on preserving your produce by Lois Goddard.
Highlights today will include a talk called Growing Orchids the Writhlington Way by students from Writhlington School, another Gardeners Question Time with the same experts, a talk called Food For Free (Foraging from the Wild) by Steve England and more flower arranging demonstrations.
The Botanic Gardens, The National Trust, Bristol in Bloom and Bristol Zoo Gardens are all exhibiting at the show and there is still the opportunity to buy locally grown produce at a special farmers' market in Quakers Friars.
Organised as a partnership between the Post, Bristol City Council and Destination Bristol, the event takes place throughout Bristol's city centre shopping area, The Galleries and Quakers Friars.
It aims to give local businesses and community groups a platform to display their products and services.
Bristol Lord Mayor Geoff Gollop opened the event yesterday in The Galleries, where he invited participants onto the stage for tea and cake.
The market in Quakers Friars included stalls such as Herbal Haven selling fresh potted herbs, Panna Creative offering locally handmade chocolate, and Brinkworth Dairy selling milk, cream, butter and dairy products from Wiltshire.
Meanwhile, stalls in Broadmead sold a whole range of products, including garden furniture, conservatory blinds and organic produce.
Alan Renwick, publisher at Bristol News and Media, said: "The Post is delighted to be working in partnership with Bristol City Council and the city centre retail area, including The Galleries and Cabot Circus, to bring this event back to the city.
"Last year's Garden Life Show was a really special addition to the city's calendar, and we hope that this year will be an even bigger hit for Bristol garden enthusiasts and people who enjoy outdoor living."
Jo Hawkins, City Centre Retail Manager from Destination Bristol, said: "Last year's event was a great success and this year we're expecting to see an even greater number of shoppers in the area enjoying the great floral displays and seeking advice from gardening experts."
For more information visit the Garden Life show website at http://digital-thisis.co.uk/bristol/garden-life-show/index.html.