We round up 10 reasons to attend Grow this year! This is our first time exhibiting at Grow and we are very excited to see new faces and get inspiration for our own gardens.
1. Over 100 exhibitors have been selected to give you the highest quality products and plants at the show.
2. Free workshops are taking place within the marquee and opportunities to make beautiful items to take home with you. This includes making your own terrarium, a beautiful bouquet and your own luxurious bath sachet!
3. Go to the beach! The team behind Nature Redesigned, the gardeners who won the RHS Chelsea gold award for their garden in 2014 will be bringing the seaside to Hampstead. Blue, pink and white plants will be used to echo the coastal areas of the UK. You can also join a seaside yoga session within the garden to feel completely serene.
4. The Kitchen Garden Cafe will be feeding the thousands with delicious sandwiches, barista coffee and a range of hot dishes, all freshly made on site each day.5. Join us on Thursday 23rd June for the opening from 6-9pm. The event has been set up to support Maggie’s charity who believe that good architecture and a more calming environment is vital in helping families deal with cancer. The Garden Party includes a complimentary cocktail, a live DJ set and the chance to see the flowers and products first. Get in contact for a pair of free tickets!
6. Dogs are welcome!!
7. Go on a walk around Hampstead Heath. Join the ladies from Handmade Apothecary on a walking tour of edible weeds in the wild meadows on the heath and learn about which weeds can be eaten in your own garden.
8. Keep the kids entertained with creative workshops. Children can get messy and take part in a block printing or learn how to use popcorn kernels for growing. And see how to make the ‘ world’s cheapest and comfiest children’s garden chair from scratch!’9. See our brand new ‘Seeds for Bees’ cards at Grow. In the studio, we are passionate about keeping our bees alive and with our seed packets within our greeting cards you can grow flowers and plants which help bees thrive. And to get more information on how we can help bees, go to the talk from Dave Gouston who has 20 years of studying the bumblebee to enlighten us about the future of our bees.
10. Attend one of the talks to get even more inspired during the show. We are most excited about Matt Franks talk about how to create sustainable, manageable food gardens in small spaces. The Connected Roots founder will be giving advice on using recyclable materials to maximise the minimal growing space you may have.
Directions: Grow is a 3 minute walk from Hampstead Heath Overground station or go to Hampstead Underground station and take the free shuttle bus to take you to the site. Parking is available on site.
Find us at stand GL7
Written by Eleanor for Lorna Syson’s Our World