BBC Gardeners' World Live opens in six days!

Not long now until my border: 'Useful and beautiful' features at BBC Gardeners' World Live! The plants from Cotswold Garden Flowers are picked, packed and waiting for me at the NEC. BHGS has kindly supplied the equipment I'll need for the week. Perky Blenders has designed and printed my leaflets - and along with Jim's Mowing - have provided me with some financial support. And Kevin at Gardeners Beehive is ready and raring to build one of his beehives for me. 

And I'm really pleased to also be incorporating some beautiful artwork made by Sarah at Borrowed Light Florals. Sarah has made a series of tansy flowers from beeswax. The sculptures were originally part of the Chelsea Fringe festival at Walthamstow Wetlands in East London. Aren't they spectacular?!


Follow me on Instagram for all the updates @alexaryanmills and Twitter @alexaryanmills for the highlights. Looking forward to it and hope to see lots of you there. There are still a few tickets available online if you haven't got yours!

Calling creatives and gardening folk of all kinds! 

I'm volunteering for The Chelsea Fringe this year, which runs from 19 to 27 May. That’s nine days including two weekends to fill with exciting gardening projects and events.

The 2017 Fringe was a huge success, with some 200 community gardening activities, garden/art installations and happenings, walks, talks, food events, open days, exhibitions and performances across London and beyond.

We're now inviting individuals and organisations, first-timers and Fringe veterans, to register their interest and to discuss what they might like to do for 2018. 

Email if you'd like to be involved in any way.

The Chelsea Fringe is volunteer-run and unfunded so participants need to cover costs themselves, raise funds or charge a small fee at the event(s).

You can find out more at