BBC Gardeners’ World Spring Fair

A great day out for all the family...
The BBC Gardeners’ World Spring Fair will be a haven for plant lovers...
...packed with planting ideas and stunning floral displays from top nurseries.
With all kinds of great gardening buys to choose from...
...and inspiring showcase gardens to admire...
...it's a terrific green-fingered weekend!

Tickets are now on sale for BBC Gardeners’ World Spring Fair taking place in the stunning grounds of Beaulieu from Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th May 2024.

What better way to inspire your gardening year ahead than by joining us in May for the return of this much-loved show. Set in the beautiful grounds of Beaulieu, this Spring Fair includes Beautiful Borders and The Hillier Experience packed with planting ideas, and stunning floral displays from top nurseries.

As we look forward to spring, we hope you’ll join us for what promises to be a fabulous weekend out.

Tickets for BBC Gardeners’ World Spring Fair are NOW ON SALE!


NEWly announced FOR 2024

sUE KENT, doing things differently in gardening

Brand new to the Spring Fair in 2024, we are delighted to welcome BBC2 Gardeners’ World’s hugely popular Sue Kent to the expert line-up. Sue will share seasonal tips at the Fair on Saturday 4 May with a characteristically vivacious and can-do approach that shows how having physical differences need not prevent you gardening.

RACHEL DE THAME, helping your garden know-how grow!

We’re delighted to announce that BBC2 Gardeners’ World presenter, Rachel de Thame, is also new to the expert line-up at the Spring Fair. Come to the show on Sunday 5 May to see Rachel on the BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine stage sharing top tips and expert know-how to help you get the most out of your spring garden.


NEW: spring garden floristry workshops coming into bloom

In these half hour hands-on workshops, led by expert Kim O’Brien, you’ll learn how to arrange spring flowers from your garden, including daffodils, tulips and other splendid stems.* You’ll be able to pick up a new skill AND have a beautiful bouquet to take home!

You can book at the introductory £10 rate by clicking here, before 10 February 2024* (Spring Fair ticket also required).

*£10 early bird rate valid until 23:59 10 February 2024, £12 from 11 February 2024. Flowers for bouquets will depend on availability – not all types may be available in all sessions.


NEW: Have-A-Go WORKSHOPS

Nurture your knowledge and sow the seeds of new skills with brand-new hands-on Have-A-Go Workshops.

No matter how green your fingers are, there’s a workshop for everyone, covering such topics as GYO essentials, peat free propagation, house plants, bulbs, seeds and more!

There are just 20 spaces per session, to be quick to avoid disappointment. Find out more by clicking here.


KEY FEATURES

shop for your garden

BBC Gardeners' World Spring Fair

A line-up of more than 100 exhibitors will be offering quality outdoor and indoor plants, garden tools, kit and accessories. Hand-selected for their variety and quality of plants, a selected number of nurseries will present an incredible range of plants for sale.

THE HILLIER EXPERIENCE

BBC Gardeners' World Spring FairHeadline partner, Hillier, will present a stunning walk-through garden feature, overflowing with spring garden ideas and planting combinations. Step inside to discover a spectacular display. What’s more, you’ll be able to shop from Hillier’s retail stand and get one-to-one advice from the Hillier team.

BBC GARDENERS’ WORLD MAGAZINE STAGE

Drop into the BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine Stage for topical advice and practical tips. Don’t miss Frances Tophill (Friday), Adam Frost (Saturday), Sue Kent (Saturday) and Rachel de Thame (Sunday), as they join the BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine Editors and more.

garden inspiration

BBC Gardeners' World Spring Fair

From stunning planting ideas, to challenging spaces, you’ll be able to take home plenty of ideas for your plot from the space-savvy Beautiful Borders and the showstopping Showcase Gardens.

BBC GOOD FOOD MARKET

BBC Gardeners' World Spring FairThe BBC Good Food Market offers a tasty mix of artisan food and drink producers, from biltong to brownies, with over 60 stalls.

ENTERTAINMENT

BBC Gardeners' World Spring FairHead to the bandstand for plenty of toe-tapping live entertainment!  A line-up of acts will be announced soon, so stay tuned for more details.


Plant Expert Tours

As a perfect addition to your day, why not explore the Beaulieu gardens with half-hour tours led by plant experts. Listen as they share their knowledge and take the opportunity to ask plenty of questions. Places usually sell out in advance, so book your spot soon to avoid disappointment (Spring Fair ticket also required) – click here to book.

mushroom workshops

Try your hand at growing tasty oyster mushrooms, as the Caley Brothers return with their hugely popular practical workshops. You’ll learn tips and techniques and be given a kit to take home so you can put what you’ve learnt to practice. Last year all places sold out in advance, so secure yours today (Spring Fair ticket also required) – click here to book.


tickets and prices

A ticket to BBC Gardeners’ World Spring Fair includes admission to the Beaulieu attraction including the National Motor Museum, Palace House, Little Beaulieu, The World of Top Gear, Beaulieu Abbey and its wonderful grounds and gardens. Tickets must be booked in advance and we cannot guarantee tickets will be available on the day.

Please note: The time slot on your ticket is your entry time to both the fair and the Beaulieu attraction. You will not be able to access either prior to the time on your ticket.

9.30am entry

 

Advance – 9.30am On The Day – 9.30am
Adult (age 17+) £25.00 £28.00
Senior (age 60+) £24.00 £27.00
Child (5-16) £14.00 £17.00
Family* £64.50 £75.00
Under 5** FREE FREE

11.30am entry

 

Advance – 11.30am On The Day – 11.30am
Adult (age 17+) £22.50 £25.00
Senior (age 60+) £21.50 £24.00
Child (5-16) £12.50 £15.00
Family* £58.00 £67.50
Under 5** FREE FREE

1.30pm entry

 

Advance – 1.30pm On The Day – 1.30pm
Adult (age 17+) £17.50 £19.50
Senior (age 60+) £16.50 £18.50
Child (5-16) £10.00 £12.00
Family* £45.00 £52.50
Under 5** FREE FREE

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*A family ticket for four can include entrance for 2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children.  A family ticket for five can include entrance for 2 adults and 3 children or 1 adult and 4 children

** Under 5s are still required to purchase a valid ticket online.


DISABLED VISITORS

We welcome visits from guests with disabilities and offer a concessionary ticket price, as well as free entry for a personal assistant upon proof of eligibility.

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ANNUAL PASS RETURN VISITS

If you hold a Gift Aid or Donation Annual Pass to the National Motor Museum and would like to attend BBC Gardeners’ World Spring Fair and the rest of the Beaulieu attraction between 3rd and 5th May, you will be required to purchase an annual pass upgrade ticket. Please be aware that you will be required to produce your original annual pass alongside your upgrade tickets on arrival.

Annual Pass Holder – Advance Annual Pass Holder – On The Day
Adult £17.50 £19.50
Senior £16.50 £18.50
Child (5-16) £10.00 £12.00
Family* £45.00 £52.50
Under 5** FREE FREE

Buy tickets

*A family ticket for four can include entrance for 2 adults and 2 children or 1 adult and 3 children.  A family ticket for five can include entrance for 2 adults and 3 children or 1 adult and 4 children

** Under 5s are still required to purchase a valid ticket online.


GROUP VISITS

Planning to attend the Gardeners’ World Spring Fair as a group? Contact the Beaulieu group bookings team to discuss your visit on 01590 614645 or groups@beaulieu.co.uk.


Photography and filming

Please be aware that photography and filming will be taking place at this event, which may be used as promotional material for future events. If you  do not wish be filmed or photographed, please speak to a member of staff on the day.


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