BBC Gardeners’ World and BBC Good Food Show, organised by River Street Events, took place on 14-17 June in adjacent halls at the NEC.
More than 100,000 visitors descended on the Birmingham venue, up for the second year in a row. The shows featured 37 gardens, 642 plant and food stalls and brands and 15 stages and demo areas, along with a raft of famous names including Alan Titchsmarsh and Mary Berry.
Laura Biggs, managing director of River Street Events, said: “We’re exceptionally proud to put on such an important duo of BBC Events each year. 2017 was a big year for us, with the 50th anniversary of BBC Two’s Gardeners’ World, and it was important for us to make 2018 bigger and better still – and we certainly did!
“To do something so astonishing as to bring the first ever working steam train into a UK Show Garden is a testament to the team’s hard work and dedication. Likewise to see our visitors’ sheer delight at meeting their favourite gardening and food experts and chefs face-to-face is what makes our work and shows so unique and popular.”