BBC Gardener’s World Weekend

Join us for three BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine weekends with Warner Hotels – the perfect gardening getaway with your favourite gardening stars.

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What to expect on a BBC Gardeners World magazine weekends

Enjoy appearances from presenters Adam Frost, Joe Swift, Nick Bailey and Frances Tophill, as well as garden expert David Hurrion. Plus, you can also expect dedicated sessions, talks and garden tours on every break.

  • Ask Me Anything – your chance to ask the presenters about their gardening life and times.
  • My Specialist Subject – the presenters share their passion and expertise from a lifetime of gardening. 
  • Your Questions Answered – bring your gardening conundrums for the experts to try and solve. 
  • Exclusive Garden Tour – led by your Warner Hotel Head Gardener, plus a gardening expert

Plus, you’ll get delicious breakfasts, three-course dinners, daily activities, nightly entertainment, and so much more already included within the price of your break.

Each weekend will be hosted by garden expert, writer and presenter, David Hurrion, and the BBC Gardeners’ World Magazine Editors will be on hand throughout. So don’t miss the chance for a break in a beautiful location, crammed with all the gardening inspiration and entertainment you could possibly need. 

*Presenters will appear on specific weekends – check dates and details before booking.

An example of the weekend itinerary

Friday evening - Welcome and introduction to the weekend experience hosted by David Hurrion and our Warner Entertainment team. 
Saturday afternoon - Grounds and garden tour, followed by Q&A session with Joe Swift.
Saturday evening - Talk and demonstration hosted by Joe Swift. 
Sunday afternoon - Your garden questions answered with Nick Bailey.
Sunday evening - Talk and demonstration hosted by Nick Bailey.

*Please see Gardeners bio below for which locations they are appearing at.

Meet the gardening experts

Adam Frost

Appearing at Cricket St. Thomas

Adam Frost is a British garden designer who is best known for his successful work at the Chelsea Flower Show where he has won seven gold medals. He has also appeared on, and co-presented, BBC Gardeners' World on multiple occasions. The landscaper also has his own garden design company called Adam Frost Design, based near his home in Stamford, Lincolnshire.

David Hurrion

Appearing at Bodelwyddan Castle, Cricket St. Thomas and Nidd Hall

David started gardening as a child and has been growing plants for more than 50 years. He has worked in gardens and nurseries, growing on a range of different soils and in different regions of the UK. His extensive knowledge and practical experience of plants, crops and growing techniques is based on a thorough botanical and scientific training, complemented by an in-depth understanding of garden design, wildlife, geology and climatology.

Frances Tophill

Appearing at Cricket St. Thomas and Nidd Hall 

Frances started her love affair with plants doing an NVQ and apprenticeship at The Salutation Garden in Kent followed quickly by a degree in Horticulture with Plantsmanship at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh. Her practical gardening experience is extensive, she worked a season at Monet’s garden, has worked at the Andromeda Botanical Garden in Barbados and has done WWOOF work at a number of different locations including work on vineyards and in viticulture. She is currently Head Gardener and Grower at Sharpham Trust. In 2022 Frances was awarded best show garden for a sustainable garden design and build at Gardeners’ World Live.

Joe Swift

Appearing at Bodelwyddan Castle

Joe Swift is one of the UK’s most well known and respected Garden Designers. He started gardening and landscaping professionally when he left school and went on to study garden design at The English Gardening School in 1990. Joe started presenting BBC Gardeners' World in 1998, the RHS Chelsea Flower show in 2001 and has presented many TV gardening shows since.

Nick Bailey

Appearing at Bodelwyddan Castle 

Nick Bailey is a freelance horticulturalist, author, UK television gardening presenter and garden designer. With over 30 years of experience under his belt, Nick now makes regular appearances on Gardeners' World. He began his broadcasting career back in 1995 when he presented Gardens Wild and Wonderful in South Africa. Nick is also the former Head Gardener at London's oldest botanic garden and Chelsea Physic Garden, where he spent seven years redesigning and developing the site and its plant collections for modern audiences.

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Included in the price of every break

Great value breaks with so much included

  • Breakfast & dinner

    Delicious breakfasts and three-course dinners featuring tempting classics with either help yourself buffet or waiter service.

  • Activities

    Choose from dance and fitness classes, spa and wellness, bike rides, archery, quizzes, walking tours and more.

  • Leisure facilities

    Heated pools and a steamy sauna, plus a cinema, games room and other sports facilities at selected locations.

  • Entertainment

    Nightly spellbinding performances from vocalists, bands and comics to choreographed and costumed shows.

  • Room treats

    All rooms come with a generously stocked tea tray, plus a selection of toiletries in the bathroom.

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    Sensational Service

    Our team are happy to help with anything you need and there's no charge for parking and high-speed Wi-Fi.

  • Free, high-speed wifi

  • Free Parking

  • Adults only

  • Tea and coffee in room

  • Wheelchair accessible