A new national show will be launchedÂ this year with a â€˜grow your ownâ€™ theme.
The Edible Garden Show 2010 will be staged over three days, from Friday, March 19 to Sunday, March 21, at Britainâ€™s most famous agricultural venue â€“ Stoneleigh Park in Warwickshire.
The gathering is aimed at seasoned gardeners and complete novices, and the organisers say it will offer unique opportunities for exhibitors to show their products and services.
The new show is endorsed by the National Society of Allotment and Leisure Gardeners (NSALG), which boasts 103,000 members in the UK at over 2,000 allotment societies, and the Royal Agricultural Society of England.
NSALG National Secretary Geoff Stokes says: â€œWe are delighted to be an official partner of this brilliant new show. For a number of years our members have been seeking a dedicated â€˜grow your ownâ€™ event but have had to make do with attending the more traditional flower shows, where fruit and vegetables have largely been the poor relation. At last we now have a national show focused purely on the wonders of â€˜grow your ownâ€™.â€
The show is targeted towards anyone passionate about healthy eating or home produce, from fruit and veg to bread making, from poultry to organic herbs, and from beekeeping to home brewing.
It will also have a host of seminars and exhibitions, plus a packed programme of practical demonstrations â€“ from growing it to cooking it â€“ that will provide an informative, educational and fun event for all the family.