Beautiful Borders and new Edible Borders in the BBC Gardening Competition
BBC Gardeners’ World Live, sponsored by Lexus, is a hotbed for emerging talent in garden design, and Show organisers are on the search for this year’s hottest to take part in the Beautiful Border and all-new Edible Borders.

At just a few square meters, the Beautiful Borders and Edible Borders are a superb opportunity for budding garden designers, horticultural students and gardening clubs to get involved with this renowned gardening Show. It’s an unbeatable opportunity to show off your skills in garden design and savvy ideas for small spaces.

Beautiful Borders have a literary theme for 2016, so there’s no shortage of inspiration! Will you glean ideas from Philippa Pearce’s Tom’s Midnight Garden, or maybe the symbolic Manderley in Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier? Alternatively, use one of the famous literary anniversaries in 2016 as your starting point; such as Charlotte Bronte and Beatrix Potter.
New this year, Show organisers have introduced Edible Borders to the Show. With a 5-a-day theme, designers are encouraged to look at the range of edibles grown in gardens to come up with creative and fun designs that will appeal to visitors of all ages.

2015 Beautiful Border Gold Medal winner Lisa Niemy, of Beautiful Borders Garden Design, Guildford, says: “After a lifetime of watching others produce stunning borders at garden shows and on TV, it’s fabulous to turn your hand to designing and building a Border at a show. A rollercoaster of challenges, it has helped kick start our business and really put us on the map.”

APPLY TODAY! Applications are open until 8 April. Each accepted Beautiful and Edible Border application will be given £50-worth of National Garden Gift Vouchers to contribute towards plants for their border at the Show. Get in touch with the Show team for more information and an application form:

Published by Martina Mercer

Martina is a marketing consultant, SEO expert and freelance copywriter who enjoys gardening in her spare time. She especially likes to combine the joy of gardening with spending quality time with the children so everyone benefits from exercise and a good dose of fresh air daily. Martina is also the editor of Sunday Woman Magazine the luxury lifestyle mag for over 30 women with a brain :)