jane moore at countryfile

If you’re heading to BBC Countryfile Live this week, make sure you stop by the STIHL Arena, which is absolutely packed full of action every day from 2 – 5 August.

The main STIHL Stage has a full schedule of speed chainsaw carving and TIMBERSPORTS®, with the 2018 British Championship taking centre stage on Saturday 4 August.

But this year, we also have something new to keep visitors entertained – you’ve heard of TED Talks, now check out the STIHL SHED Talks! The STIHL Shed plays host to gardening experts who will be sharing their wisdom on a variety of subjects in a series of bite-size talks throughout the show. With limited seats available, you will want to hear the tips, tricks and advice being shared at the Shed, so make sure you put a date in your diary.

RHS Chelsea Flower Show Gold Medal Winner, TV presenter, writer and Head Gardener at the prestigious Bath Priory Hotel, Jane Moore, will be sharing her expertise over all four days with talks on gardening for wildlife and four season gardening.


Matthew Biggs, who trained at the Royal Botanic Gardens Kew and has over 25 years’ experience as a professional gardener, is a regular panellist on BBC Radio 4’s Gardeners’ Question Time and the author of many books on gardening. He will also be in the STIHL Shed on Thursday 2 and Friday 3 August talking about waterwise gardening and hot plants for hot weather – both of which are very topical for those brave souls who have been gardening in this years’ heatwave!


Last but by no means least, the Two Thirsty Gardeners are gardening bloggers who love gardening, eating and drinking in equal measure! Keen allotmenteers, Nick and Rich will be on hand to inspire you with two talks about home-grown teas and home-grown gin cocktails! We definitely want to soak these up!

The STIHL Arena could certainly keep you entertained all day so don’t forget to make a note of the times of the SHED talks and come on over! Check out the timetable below for the full details.

Thursday 2nd August10:30Matt BiggsHot plants for hot weather
11:30Jane MooreGardening for wildlife
12:30Matt BiggsWaterwise gardening
14:00Jane Moore4 season gardening
15:00Matt BiggsHot plants for hot weather
16:00Jane MooreGardening for wildlife
17:15Matt BiggsWaterwise gardening
Friday 3rd August10:30Matt BiggsWaterwise gardening
11:30Jane MooreFour season gardening
12:30Matt BiggsHot plants for hot weather
14:30Jane MooreGardening for wildlife
15:00Matt BiggsWaterwise gardening
16:00Jane MooreFour season gardening
17:30Matt BiggsHot plants for hot weather
Saturday 4th August10:30Two Thirsty GardenersHome grown teas
11:30Jane MooreGardening for wildlife
16:00Two Thirsty GardenersHome grown gin cocktails
17:30Jane MooreFour season gardening
Sunday 5th August10:30Jane MooreGardening for wildlife
11:00Two Thirsty GardenersHome grown teas
12:00Jane MooreFour season gardening
13:00Two Thirsty GardenersHome grown gin cocktails
15:30Jane MooreGardening for wildlife
16:30Two Thirsty GardenersHome grown gin cocktails