This year’s event, which takes place from Friday 3rd to Sunday 5th June at the Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh, promises to be an action-packed day out for everyone, whether you are interested in food, cookery or music, as well as gardening.
Foodies will take inspiration from the event’s Cookery Theatre, which will play host to a range of well-known chefs such as Wendy Barrie from the Scottish Food Guide and Neil Forbes from Café St Honoré. Visitors will get expert tips for delicious and inspiring recipes using the very best Scottish produce. The Living Garden exhibition will also demonstrate how you can grow your own delicious produce, from herbs to fruit and vegetables, for your own kitchen.
Music lovers are in for a real variety show during the three day event with a host of live performances from Scottish and international artists. Glasgow trio The Ragtime Dolls will entertain visitors with songs inspired by the 1940s group The Andrews Sisters, while the Dojo Performers promise to provide both a visual and audio spectacle for children and adults alike.
Outdoors enthusiasts will be kept entertained as they travel through the show gardens and floral hall by Beverley Smith on Alto Saxophone and Chris Reynolds on Trumpet. As well as performing on the event’s band stand, the Vibe will be popping up around the showground keeping visitors entertained with spontaneous performances.
Musical hits from The Barrowband will enthral gardeners and foodies alike. This band’s mission is to change the eating habits of a nation whilst singing and playing the finest set of fruit and veg songs on Earth and beyond. They will be holding interactive performances in the Big Back Garden and will be featured in the bandstand – a guaranteed hit for the children to encourage them to eat more fruit and vegetables.
Martin Dare, event organiser, said:
“There will be something for everyone at this year’s Gardening Scotland. People love their gardens for all sorts of reasons, whether that’s for flowers, enjoying food or having an outdoor space to have fun in and enjoy time with friends.
“That’s why Gardening Scotland has it all covered. Our band stand will provide a great source of entertainment throughout the three day event for children and families alike, and once again we guarantee that foodies will have a day filled with gastronomic delights with our jam packed Cookery Theatre agenda and Living Garden exhibition.
“With just over a week to go we are counting down the days and look forward to seeing you there!”