CBEEBIES’ favourite Mr Bloom is heading to the city next week and there may be another reason why he is the first demonstration to sell out at the Gloucester Quays Garden Party.
The TV gardener has amassed a crop of admirers after becoming an unlikely sex symbol with mums.
Mr Bloom’s Nursery is aimed at toddlers and yet something about the bubbly allotment owner, played by Ben Faulks, has seen online chat rooms such as netmums.com full of comments about the ecologically sound Mr Bloom.
“I must admit he does do it for me, not entirely sure why though,” one mum said. “I think it’s the hat and checked shirt.”
Another said: “I think Mr Bloom is lush. What else are we going to do but find gorgeous blokes to ogle while sitting through hours of kiddies’ TV?”
In his show Mr Bloom teaches some important life lessons through the wonders of gardening with the help of a group of lively young vegetable puppets.
The Gloucester Quays Garden Party returns this year celebrating all things about homes, interior design, DIY and gardening.
It takes place from Friday, April 19, to Monday, April 21, and will host more than 100 market stalls showcasing a wide variety of home, fashion, and garden-themed products.
There will be food and drink stalls with local producers and farmers showcasing their specialities.
The free four-day festival will also features live music including brass bands, singer songwriters and classical performers, playing across the weekend.
Other experts hosting demonstrations include Gardeners’ World presenter and Gardeners’ Question Time regular Carol Klein.
Youngsters are invited to the Mad Hatter’s Tea Party in the Garden Wonderland where they can meet Alice, the White Rabbit, the Queen of Hearts and of course the Mad Hatter himself.
For details and tickets, visit gloucesterquays.co.uk