Edible Garden show – win tickets today!

james-wongI’ve promised myself that I will get ahead in the garden this year.

Usually, my neighbour’s harvest is over and mine is just beginning thanks to my procrastination (I blame it on the clay soil!)

However, true to my promise I now have first early potatoes and broad beans in the soil.

This week I’ll be sowing tomatoes and some herbs indoors.

If you’re getting excited by the prospect of what to grow this year then I have just the thing for you!

“The Edible Garden Show” is the ultimate Grow Your Own event. It takes place at Stoneleigh Park, Warwickshire from 16-18th March and features exhibits and demonstrations from top chefs, gardeners and experts. And what’s more, thanks to Ecover, I have a pair of tickets to give away for Saturday March 17th.

It’s your chance to see, try and buy the latest products, get tips and advice, watch demonstrations, get involved in potting and planting or just relax with your family.

Whether you’re interested in seeds, compost, machinery, chickens, sheds or polytunnels; the Edible Garden Show has everything you need for a successful ‘Good Life’ this year.



At the show, Ecover will be unveiling its state-of-the-art electric van. This will be the van’s first outing before it embarks on a Feel Good tour of the UK. You can find Ecover at stand 320 in Hall 2; where you can pick up some free samples and help choose a name for the van.

Like their cleaning products, the Ecover electric van demonstrates the benefits of using green methods of power. Peter Rosier, Events Manager for Ecover, comments: “As fuel costs rise and our sense of ecology increases, electric vehicles are becoming more and more attractive to consumers. By bringing the van to the show, we wanted to educate visitors on the benefits of eco alternatives and encourage them to Feel Good in their lifestyle choices”.

Here are some of the people you can learn from at the Edible Garden Show:

James Wong – Ecover’s Wellbeing expert and Ethnobotanist

James is on a mission to tempt us all to become more adventurous in the garden and will be sharing planting ideas and seasonal advice.

Pippa Greenwood – celebrity gardener

Pippa has a passion for plants and home-grown produce. She will be sharing her specialist knowledge of grow your own, plants, pests and diseases.

Paul Peacock – Self sufficiency expert

Paul walks the talk by growing his own home-grown produce and living the good life.

Rachel Green – Award winning chef

Rachel has a passion for cooking with local and seasonal produce and is known for her lively cookery demonstrations.

The edible garden show website is packed full of great information; check out James Wong’s tips on growing your own pesticides and fertilisers or Rachel’s pea, pear and watercress soup.

Fancy a day out for free?

How to win

Either leave a comment below

or copy and tweet this:

#win tickets to the @ediblegardensho #growyourown event from @EcoverUK http://tinyurl.com/8xm9gwr

I’ll choose a winner at random on Wednesday to make sure you get your tickets in plenty of time!

Best of luck!



  1. Di Beardsmore on March 12, 2012 at 2:00 pm

    I didn’t grow a thing until a couple of years ago when I bought a bungalow with a substantial plot. I now wake up every morning and can’t wait to get some time in the garden – if I don’t plant something each day [be it basil, lillies, spinach – that was this weekend’s list] then I get withdrawal symptoms. I never ever thought I could get such a buzz at seeing the first sign of a bit of green in my propogator and I spend as much time as I can in my garden. I’m really excited now the days are getting longer and I’m already planning my new project for 2012 – it’s got to be marrow wine this year with wine prices increasing monthly!!!

  2. Rob Brighton on March 12, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    I’ve just taken up gardening, my little seedlings are hesitantly peeping above the compost, but it’s all still very daunting, so some tickets to the edible garden show will be just the thing to point me in the right direction. Thanks!

  3. sandra rubery on March 12, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    i’ve just started getting my sectioned garden ready for planting this year. I had an experamental year last year and found some things are a waste of time due to bugs but cabbages did well so thats one ill be planting.

  4. Dawn on March 12, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    What a lovely offer Mrs G! Thank you for the opportunity, haven’t been to Stoneleigh for a long while so would be a fun day out and to take in the show would be wonderful too.

    Spring blessings,
    Dawn x

  5. Sarah on March 12, 2012 at 4:33 pm

    We are hastily digging a vegetable patch now we have our own home after renting for the past few years. The warm weather is spurring us on but there is still a lot of planning to do as well as a lot of planting. It’s a very exciting time.

  6. Sean Vella on March 12, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    i would love to win this!

  7. Liz on March 12, 2012 at 11:16 pm

    Have never been before and would be a lovely Mother’s Day treat, so keeping my fingers crossed 🙂

  8. carole smith on March 13, 2012 at 11:36 am

    I’d love to visit the show to get some inspiration and ideas for this season.
    I want to grow more crops in an eco friendly way and am looking for ideas around raised beds and water conservation.
    I’ve started off my seeds and this morning I saw them starting to push thoruhg – lots of lovely beans emerging first.
    Nearly spring and a lovely time for the edibvle garden show.
    hope to see some of you theree!

  9. Gemma Poulding on March 13, 2012 at 11:42 am

    I would love to win tickets to this as I love growing vegetable and also really love to eat them!!

  10. Charlotte Procter on March 13, 2012 at 12:33 pm


  11. Deb on March 13, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    The Edible Garden Show sounds fantastic. I would love to go and on Mothers day too. (you are going to tell me I have the wrong day aren’t you?) I am a bit like you and spend a lot of time procrastinating. I would love some inspiration.