The Botanic Secret Garden Ball with Bob Flowerdew

The Botanic Secret Garden Ball with Bob Flowerdew

in aid of Bloodwise & Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Join us on 11th May for Birmingham’s annual Secret Garden Ball at Birmingham Botanical Gardens.


 Upon arrival, you will be welcomed with a glass of fizz, before enjoying a delicious three-course meal.


The evening will include fantastic entertainment from live band, Spectrum, as well as an auction with fabulous prizes. There will also be a chance for you to purchase one of our secret garden keys to unlock some incredible prizes..


We’ll then have a fantastic after dinner talk from gardening expert Bob Flowerdew, which will be a humorous examination of the foolishness of often repeated horticultural advice that was originally valid but, has become inappropriate for today’s gardeners. He will be showcasing his unique knowledge and sharing gardening advice, as well as helping attendees with gardening woes by answering questions.

Bob Flowerdew


A self-confessed lover of gardening, scented plants, prolific writer and successful inventor, Bob was previously a presenter for BBC2’s Gardener’s World as their organic fruit and vegetable expert under Geoff Hamilton. He is now on the panel for Gardener’s Question Time where he concentrates on fruits, vegetables, organic methods and scented plants. He also writes for journals at home and abroad, particularly Amateur Gardening, Kitchen Garden Magazine and BBC Gardeners World Magazine.


Our ball is raising money for Birmingham Botanic Gardens and Bloodwise (formally Leukaemia & Lymphoma Research).  Bloodwise is the UK’s specialist blood cancer charity dedicated to improving the lives of patients. Around 38,000 people of all ages, from children to adults, are diagnosed with blood cancers and related disorders every year in the UK. Birmingham is right at the centre of their work and money from this event will go toward lifesaving research taking place in the city.


Drinks reception will start at 7 pm

Dinner will be served at 7:30 pm


Botanical Gardens Menu 


Ham hock terrine

With roasted sweet potato and spring onion salad and a lemon crème fraiche


 (V) Roasted butternut squash soup with buchette noir croutons



Garlic thyme marinated breast of chicken with beetroot dauphinoise

Glazed carrots and green beans


(V) Sweet potato dome filled with a ratatouille

 Topped with sour cream and crisp vegetable ribbons


Deconstructed strawberry cheesecake

With passion fruit gel and fine ginger scented biscuit crumb


 Strawberry and coconut pannacotta

(Made to be gluten, dairy free)(V)


The event will begin at 7.00pm.  Tickets are £55.00 for one and £500.00 for a table of 10.

Early Bird Tickets: £450.00 for a table of 10. Early Bird tickets will be available until Friday 6th March. Limited amount.

For individual Early Bird Tickets please contact either or 0121 454 1860

Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Bloodwise - The Blood Cancer Research Charity


Bookings are closed for this event.