TV gardeners Toby Buckland and Chris Collins and Eden Project to launch bulb promotion at Westfield shopping centre

Chris Collins will appear with Toby Buckland at Westfield Shopping Centre as part of The Big Bulb Plant - image: BBC
Chris Collins will appear with Toby Buckland at Westfield Shopping Centre as part of The Big Bulb Plant - image: BBC
TV gardeners Toby Buckland and Chris Collins will lead The Big Bulb Plant with the Eden Project and the International Flower Bulb Centre at Westfield London Shopping Centre in London on 1 October.

Workshops and Q&A sessions will be led throughout the day by Toby Buckland (ex presenter of BBC Gardeners’ World), Chris Collins (Blue Peter gardener) and the team at Eden Project. 

More than 500 free boxes of spring flowering Narcissus ‘Thalia’ (International Flower Bulb Centre ‘Spring Flowering Bulb of the Year 2011’) will also be handed out.

  •           11:00 - 13:00: Chris Collins
  •           13.15 - 14.30: Eden Project
  •           14:45 - 16:45: Toby Buckland

The event will be held on the ground floor of Westfield, London (next to Disney Store and Next).

The Big Bulb Plant and Eden Project are encouraging communities nationwide to get together and plant spring flowering bulbs in October and November to brighten up their surroundings. 

The first 50 communities to register will receive a free box of mixed flowering spring bulbs to get their community plant started.

This spring, over 100 communities were involved; planting lilies to flower in time for cutting and decorating tables at Eden Project’s Big Lunch on 5 June 2011.  Last year, The Big Bulb Plant, in conjunction with Eden and Rotary Thanks For Life campaign, was launched in Trafalgar Square, and attracted thousands of consumers.


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