Autumn Theatre sponsored by Westons
Join Carol Klein (Saturday and Sunday) in the Autumn Theatre, hosted by Martin Fish, for talks, demonstrations and a chance for you to ask the BBC Gardeners’ World expert gardening questions.
The Autumn Theatre stage, designed by RHS Gold Medal winner Jon Wheatley, is a sea of colour created from dahlias you will never have seen before.
Also on display are a variety of bulbs for you buy ready to plant in the garden to blossom in Spring by some of the UKs top nurseries including Pheasant Acre Nursery.
UK National Giant Vegetable Championships sponsored by CANNA
Size really does matter in the UK National Giant Vegetables Championship as growers battle it out to be crowned champion.
Last year saw three World Records broken. World’s longest beetroot measuring 7.21 meters, world’s heaviest cucumber weighing 12.9kg and the world’s heaviest leek weighing 10.6kg. We’re looking forward to breaking even more records this year.
Westons Cider Garden
Take a break in the family friendly Westons Cider Garden adjacent to the Autumn Theatre, the perfect place to put your feet up and enjoy a delicious drink from Westons.
Hosted by award winning author and broadcaster Mark Diacono, this is the place to be if you love seasonal cooking and local produce. Throughout the weekend he is rustling up delicious harvest inspired dishes with the help of the food producers exhibiting in the hall.
Saturday sees special guest chef Tom Kerridge, take to the kitchen to cook up a local seasonal treat with a Gloucestershire twist.
Tom, who grew up in Gloucester and started his career in hotels and restaurants in the area, is a regular on TV including presenting his own shows such as Best Ever Dishes. He also owns, with his wife Beth, The Hand and Flowers in Buckinghamshire which has held 2 Michelin stars since 2012.
On Sunday, Mark shows you how to make the most out of your home grown fruit and vegetables by making preserves, chutneys and jams.