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This year’s BBC Gardener’s World Live will feature a Canal Boat Garden by award winning designer Paul Stone, celebrating the Midlands’ canal network
Together with ABC Boat Hire we'll be exhibiting at the event, which takes place at the Birmingham NEC, 16-19 June 2016.
Mike Grimes, head of boating at the Canal & River Trust, explains: “We are delighted to be working with BBC Gardener’s World Live to help create a fantastic Canal Boat Garden feature for the event.
“The Canal Boat Garden will include a lock side scene complete with a full size narrow boat donated by ABC Boat Hire as well as some old lock gates from the Staffordshire & Worcestershire Canal.”
Surrounded by planting typical of the ecosystems found alongside canals, the Canal Boat Garden display will also include a Lock Keeper’s cultivated Garden and a 'moving roof garden' on the narrow boat itself, to give inspiration to those wanting to grow flowers and edibles in tight space.
The Canal Boat Garden also has a focus on invasive plant species, which costs us thousands of pounds a year to clear and can be a real frustration for boaters and are damaging to native wildlife.
Paul Stone is a veteran garden designer and Gold Medal winner having exhibited at RHS Chelsea Flower Show amongst many others. Veolia are supporting the Canal Boat Garden by donating Pro-Grow products.
Mike continues: “We look forward to welcoming visitors to our stand at the event where we will be offering information about visiting the canals, our Great Nature Watch, becoming a Friend of the Trust and invasive plants species threatening our waterways.
“We will also be offering visitors the opportunity to enter our special show competition to win a £500 canal boat holiday with Drifters Waterway Holidays.”
The Show is open 9am till 6pm daily, 16-19 June 2016. Tickets include free entry to the BBC Good Food Show.
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