Are you going to Coventry? It’s the best urban gardening show in the UK – The Homegrown Expo 2015 – an event that the progressive gardener won’t want to miss. And better yet, entry into Ricoh Arena for this event is free for the public day – Saturday, 30th of May.

So, you’ll only have to cover travel to the heart of the West Midlands, and perhaps overnight lodging if you’ve come from afar, but it’s well worth the trek. There’s a world of great things just waiting for you discover at the Homegrown show.Everyone who is anyone in the world of advanced gardening will be there – the experts, and the makers of fine quality equipment, tools, and garden inputs. If you’re going to get to the root of reaping an amazing harvest, this is the place to do so. It’s the perfect place for anyone interested in grow your own, sustainable gardening, and green living with the latest in:

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  • Vertical Gardening
  • Roof Top Gardening

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  • Aquaponics
  • Hydroponics

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  • Organic Gardening
  • Container Gardening

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In fact, there’s something of interest to anyone who wants to grow fresh food.

Free Admittance! Homegrown Expo 2015: Ricoh Arena, Coventry, UK

You’ll see soilless growing in action; hydroponic systems and aquaponics too. Be able to see different grow light fixtures running, and see so many cool new things, it will blow you away. It’s likely your favorite grow shop owner or staff will be there too. They’re just as eager to check out all that is new and exciting as you are. It’s just the stuff you need to get that rooftop farm rolling, turn the spare closet into a grow box, select just the right climate room enclosure, set up your balcony garden, or outfit that new greenhouse. Even if you’re set to turn a vacant city plot into the Garden of Good Eatin’ – you’ll find a host of information and great products to help you make your fledgling container farm into something truly special and overtly productive.

Of course, there is more going on here than investigating products and equipment. The Speaker’s Corner will give you the opportunity to hear some of the greatest minds in progressive gardening talk about important facets of growing your own. Knowledge you will definitely want to add to your gardening repertoire, and you’ll be able to ask ¬†questions and get an answer on the spot.

And then there’s the party. When the show floor closes for the day, the Cirque du Caberet – The Night Circus. A performance of burlesque and dark cabaret sponsored by HydroGarden… so, if you weren’t planning to get a room for the night, you might want to look into securing one. It will be an awesome way to end a perfectly garden-filled day.

Homegrown Show - Ricoh Arena

The doors open at 10:00 am, and you have until 6:00 pm to take it all in.

For directions to the arena, and more information: Visit the Homegrow Expo Website. To investigate lodging in the area: Visit this Google Map Page.

Tammy Clayton

Tammy Clayton

Contributing Writer at Garden Culture Magazine
Tammy has been immersed in the world of plants and growing since her first job as an assistant weeder at the tender age of 8. Heavily influenced by a former life as a landscape designer and nursery owner, she swears good looking plants follow her home.
Tammy Clayton