Gardening show making a welcome comeback
BRISTOL'S Garden Life Show is returning later this month.
The two-day event takes place on Friday, May 11 and Saturday, May 12 from 10am-5pm and will showcase the best in the world of gardening in the city centre.
Visitors will have the chance to view floral arrangement displays and demonstrations, and ask the experts about gardening techniques during Gardeners Question Time.
The Botanic Gardens, The National Trust and Bristol Zoo will all exhibit at the show and there will also be an opportunity to buy locally grown produce at a special farmers market in Quakers Friars.
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Organised as a partnership between The Post, Bristol City Council and Destination Bristol, the event will take place throughout Bristol's city centre shopping area, The Galleries and Quakers Friars. The event also aims to give local businesses and community groups a platform to display their products and services.
The Lord Mayor will open the event at 11am on May 11 in The Galleries which will host Gardeners Question Time and a whole series of talks from experts including how to grow orchids and how to eat for free by foraging for food from the wild.
The local market in Quakers Friars will include 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.
Stalls along Broadmead will be selling 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: "We're really looking forward to welcoming back the Garden Life Show to the city centre shopping area.
"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."
Gardening experts at Bristol City Council's nurseries and parks are busy preparing flowers, vegetables and herbs to be displayed at the event. For more information on becoming involved in the Bristol Garden Life Show, or to book a marquee to sell or promote your product, contact Siobhan Walsh on firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0117 934 3533.
For a full list of Bristol activity, log on to www.VisitBristol.co.uk.