We’re excited to be visiting the Grand Designs Live Show this week at ExCeL in London. We can’t wait to explore the fabulous features including the 24 hr garden and attend inspirational lectures by Kevin McCloud, George Clarke and James Alexander Sinclair to name but a few.
In its 8th year, the show takes place over 9 days, from Sat 5th – Sun 13th May (10am-6pm), promising ‘Ideas and Inspiration on a Grand Scale.’ With 500 exhibitors, 7 halls and 3 theatres, as well as amazing displays, showcases, studios, workshops and presentations, it certainly is grand.
This year visitors can enjoy The Nano Village; a collection of Kevin McCloud’s most favourite builds to celebrate the 100th Grand Design house being built this year. The Grand Art Fair will showcase a selection of handpicked original art work from renowned artists, with designs to suit all homes and styles. The Live Kitchen Experience will feature top chefs cooking live whilst putting all the latest appliances to the test. Kevin McCloud, George Clarke and Charlie Luxton will all be holding book signings too, so if you want to meet them, now’s your chance.
Whether you’re considering a quick garden facelift or completely re-landscaping your outdoor space, The Grand Garden Hall has it all. You can discover exciting new products and find new ways to enjoy your garden the whole year round.
The 24 Hour Garden – A wonderful experience where visitors can witness show gardens go from day to night in minutes rather than hours, showcasing innovative outdoor lighting products.
Garden Design Studio – James Alexander Sinclair’s Studio, allows visitors to bring their garden plans along and discuss their plans and ideas with a qualified expert.
Gardens Galore –is on today at Grand Designs Theatre 2:30pm, James Alexander Sinclair lectures on how to get your garden ready for summer.
You can get tickets on the door or order them online for an ‘advance’ discount. Harrods lunch and VIP packages are also available.
If you can’t make it – don’t worry – we’ll be sharing our experiences, show highlights, news and design trends on the blog very soon.
Images Courtesy of www.granddesignslive.com