Get set, grow - win tickets for garden show

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SOME plants are beautiful, others are just plain weird but a new exhibitor at Gardening Scotland 2012 will be offering visitors flowers that he says are both.

Gardening Scotland is the national gardening show and this year more than 400 exhibitors will take part, selling everything for the garden, including sunrooms, sundials and seeds.

One of them will be Alex Reynolds, the green-fingered expert behind Pretty Ugly Plants and he will be bringing his range of carnivorous species to this year’s show.

His nursery is the only one in Scotland dedicated to growing sarracenias, otherwise known as North American pitcher plants, which survive by trapping and feeding on insects.

Dozens of top nurseries from all over the UK will pack the New Hopetoun Gardens Floral Hall at this year’s show, which runs from Friday, June 1 until Sunday, June 3 at the Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh.

Gardening Scotland 2012 will have something for everyone including children.

Not only do they get in free, but in the Dobbies Pallet Garden they’ll have a chance to get their hands dirty in Little Seedlings Club sessions.

Advance tickets to the show cost £14/£12, and are available from or by calling 0131 333 0965 - but for your chance to win one of 10 pairs of tickets to this year’s top gardening event, To win ticket, make sure you get your copy of this week’s Milngavie and Bearsden Herald, which is in shops now.