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National Exhibition Centre (NEC)

Bickenhill Parkway, Birmingham B40 1QA, England
+44 121 780 4141
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Gardeners' World/Good Food Show

The size of these shows needed to be seen to be believed. We really needed to spend a week there... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Jill B
Bexhill-on-Sea, United Kingdom
via mobile
Gardeners World and Good Food Show

Plenty to see, lots of demos and free tasters, beautiful displays and gained a lot of ideas and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Shropshire, United Kingdom
via mobile
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Bickenhill Parkway, Birmingham B40 1QA, England
+44 121 780 4141
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

The size of these shows needed to be seen to be believed. We really needed to spend a week there, rather than the 8 hours we did! Wonderful gardens and floral displays as well as the numerous talks which one could attend. It was fortunate...More

Thank Jill B
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Plenty to see, lots of demos and free tasters, beautiful displays and gained a lot of ideas and tips from my visit. Only downside was the £12 parking fee which we thought was over the top.

Thank lilmis_sunshine
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

The exhibition hall is easy to find off the motorway and there is plenty of parking once you arrive, but get there early or you end up parking miles away and you either get a bus or the walk is about 20 mins to the...More

Thank N H
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

After about 10 to 20 minutes trying to find a cash point that works and nearly wrecking my visit to gardeners world live I enjoyed my visit and was pleasantly surprised the selection of plants on offer and also I liked the show gardens

Thank James P
Reviewed 6 days ago

What an excellent way to spend a day. Only thing that was a bit short of was eateries. So much to see and do a day really wasn't enough. Would thoroughly recommend

Thank Forget_itelaine
Reviewed 1 week ago

Having got over the shock of paying £12 for parking after paying for tickets to get in, I was still looking forward to our first BBC Good Food exhibition. After an hour or so we both wanted to leave. Everywhere was crammed full, people pushing...More

Thank julieandmike21
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The day itself was very hot the day went well price for entry is OK but charging £12 for carparking is out of order also the event seemed smaller this year have been before and then there was more there still had a good time

Thank Colin R
Reviewed 1 week ago

What a fabulous day out at the NEC to savour the delights of Gardeners World Live and The good Food Show. The whole day was amazing. The staff and organisation was second to none, we could not fault a thing.

Thank julie m
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Gardeners world ,good food show is a combined event every year at the NEC Birmingham. parking is easy as is access.Great show with some fantastic show gardens to be seen and to vote on. The indoor marquee has some glorious show stands ,showing everything...More

Thank bigtruck61
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is massive been going here 2-3 a year for trade shows, its just massive but usually very well organised for parking and the location of it is makes it great for links to the city centre and airport and trains some the bigger...More

Thank Stuart F
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Jamie P
Does anybody knows the prices of 2016 BBC Good Food Show Winter at the NEC? We're looking to go this year but I'm interested in the pricing. I hear there is Standard and VIP. What do these include? Key Questions: Pricing What you get for your money Is VIP ideal to cut out queues What extras do you get for VIP that you don't as standard Thanks all!
16 May 2017|
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Response from tonyrayer | Reviewed this property |
Sorry, no, please check the NEC website
Please can you tell me did you pay for the VIP or VIP luxe tickets? 👍🏻
5 April 2017|
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Response from tonyrayer | Reviewed this property |
No sorry
Trying to avoid extortionate NEC car parking charges for Crufts this year - is it possible to park in car park for train station (international) and how easy is it to get to Crufts from there.....have got two smallish children so don't want to have to walk miles, thanks for any tips
7 March 2017|
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Response from Sandra C | Reviewed this property |
parking was free for us. but the station 8s quiet a way away. you would have to get a taxi. better off paying thr parking