Tuesday 22 February 2011

Giveaway #56 - 3 x family tickets to BBC Gardeners' World Live : closed - winners smellydelly @daisyangel1 @needaphone

Tickets are now on sale for BBC Gardeners’ World Live
and the BBC Good Food Show Summer 2011
at the NEC Birmingham 15 – 19 June 2011

Line up for BBC Gardeners’ World Live announced today!

BBC Gardeners’ World Live will be playing host to leading garden experts including Monty Don, the returning presenter of Gardeners’ World, and Alan Titchmarsh.

Laura Biggs, Managing Director of BBC Haymarket Exhibitions, says “It’s so exciting to welcome back Monty Don and Alan Titchmarsh to BBC Gardeners’ World Live. The Show is going to be bigger and better than ever this year with over 25 Show Gardens, 100 top nurseries and leading experts giving talks and advice to help all gardeners, whether they’re beginners or experts.”

Some of the Show’s most popular features will be back again this year, including the Gardeners’ World Magazine Theatre, Floristry Masterclasses, Ask the Experts Stage and the Countryfile Magazine Stage where stars from the BBC1 series will share their passions for the countryside and talk about their top walks and favourite spots in the UK. There will also be an appearance from top wildlife filmmaker Simon King.

Bringing gardening to life
With over 25 Show gardens, more than 100 nurseries and top experts, keen gardeners will find inspiration in abundance. The Show is a shopper’s paradise; head to the RHS Floral Marquee for award-winning nurseries and rare collections of plants or stroll down Plant Avenue. Visit the Shopping Lanes, packed with all the latest gardening gadgets, gifts and local crafts from top manufacturers to artisans. Drop into the Grow Your Own Garden in the heart of the Show gardens for top tips and advise on growing your own fruit, vegetables and herbs successfully this summer.

New for 2011 - Edible Patches
A member of the public could see their design built at the show through a competition run with the National Society of Allotment and Leisure Gardeners. This new show feature aims to display innovative and productive ways of growing edible plants in a small space. Apply online by 11 February 2011 at www.bbcgardenersworldlive.com

BBC Good Food Show Summer
Entry to the BBC Good Food Show Summer is included in your ticket, where you can discover a wealth of local producers and see live cooking demonstrations from top celebrity chefs including James Martin. Plus following a hugely acclaimed launch at the BBC Good Food Show Winter James Martin will be hosting Saturday Kitchen Live with celebrity guests discovering their food heaven and food hell. Once again the nation’s most popular food TV programme will be brought to life in the MasterChef Experience with the stars of the BBC TV series, John Torode and Gregg Wallace, live on stage.

BBC Gardeners World Live
Call 0844 581 1340 or book online at bbcgardenersworldlive.com

BBC Good Food Show Summer
Call 0844 581 1344 or book online at bbcgoodfoodshowsummer.com

Advance / On the door

Adult £19 / £24

Over 65s £17 / £22

Children under 5 years FREE / FREE

Children aged 5-16 Wed - Fri  £17 / £21

Children aged 5-16 Sat - Sun* FREE / FREE
(for more info about the family weekend : http://www.bbcgardenersworldlive.com/show-info/family-weekend)

£1.75 booking fee per ticket applies

Opening Hours: 9am – 6pm

Disabled visitors: please contact the NEC on 0844 581 0700 or 0121 767 3951 (minicom).

I am happy to tell you that I have THREE family tickets to give away to some of you lucky lot ! That's (5 tickets for each family) for the Sunday of the Show. And even better is, tickets give entry to BBC Gardeners World Live and to the BBC Good Food Show Summer. (Make sure you enter my Good Food Summer Show competition to double your chances!)

To be in with a chance of winning, you must do the following three things :


(1) follow my blog with Google Friends Connect (over on the side bar on the right)

(2) comment on any of my other blogposts and tell me where you commented (other giveaways don't count !)

(3) leave me a comment, with an email or twitter name so I can contact you if you win, and tell me who your favourite celeb gardener or chef is and/or what you'd most like to visit at the show. If I don't hear back from you within a week, I'll have to pick another winner.

Bonus entries :


You can do any or all of the following for bonus entries - just make sure you leave me one comment per entry so that they're all counted !

(1) Tweet : I've entered to win family tickets to Gardeners World Live on @cherylp59 's blog and you can too : http://bit.ly/gXvi3W Pls RT

(2) I love reading your comments so leave me some extra comments (maximum 5) and I'll give you a bonus entry for each one ! Just remember to leave me a comment here each time to tell me you've done so.

(3) I've just created a facebook page for Madhouse Family Reviews so I'd love for you to become a follower on there too - http://www.facebook.com/pages/Madhouse-Family-Reviews/144910798898626

UK only. Closing date : 10/3/11. Good luck.

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  1. and what i like about gardeners world is visiting the RHS flower tent, cos its all so very beautiful!

  2. I posted here http://madhousefamilyreviews.blogspot.com/2011/02/tuiss-blinds.html?showComment=1298396170187#c6888777703663719640

    and i am a follower
    my favourite gardener is James Wong because he knows how to make useful things from everything he grows too! I would love to see everything at the show!

    karen s
    twannywun at hotmail dot com

  3. follower on facebook karen scammell

  4. What a great giveaway! I left you a comment here http://madhousefamilyreviews.blogspot.com/2011/02/new-nakd-bars.html#comment-form

    My contact details are lacey@southernlace.com

  5. I have retweeted with user name @lovelyislacey

  6. I liked your new facebook page :-)

  7. I've commented on the Actifry article

    my favourite gardener is Alan Titchmarsh now there's a man with a lot of gardening knowledge! I love to visit plant avenue its an opportunity to buy the more unusual plants.

    I've also tweeted your comp @daisyangel1

  8. Commented on Let's go fly a kite, I would love to take my mum and dad to this!

  9. I have commented on Sharpham Park Organic Pearled Spelt


  10. My favourite celebrity gardener is Bob Flowerdew although sadly he is not on telly tht often.

    Tweeted, following etc @saranna_rose

  11. @needaphone I would love to meet Alan Titmarsha and show him pictures of my small garden and invite him to help me x I have tweeted this as well.

  12. Following blog and commented on whitworths baking post.

  13. Liked on fb Erica Price

  14. I commented on your little dish post. Twice!


  15. @andrewcbo, i follow you on google connect, http://madhousefamilyreviews.blogspot.com/2011/02/look-at-my-sandwich-bread-from-great.html commented on here :)
    My favourite gardener is Alan Titchmarsh. He has such confidence and skills in what he does and makes it look so much fun!

  16. @andrewcbo has tweeted :)

  17. I follow on Google Friend Connect (@dmbaxt)

  18. I have posted on JML Grip Lites - be seen, be safe ! - they sound fabulous!!!

  19. my favourite gardner has to be Alan Titchmarsh - he is so confident and makes it all look sooooooo easy!!

    my twitter id is @dmbaxt

    my email address is dmbaxt@hotmail.com


  20. and I've tweeted:

    "I've entered to win family tickets to Gardeners World Live on @cherylp59 's blog and you can too : http://bit.ly/gXvi3W Pls RT"

    twitter id: @dmbaxt


  21. This is always a lovely show. I love watching the celeb gardeners do their stuff.


  22. following you on twitter


  23. now following you with google


  24. and on facebook



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