In 2010 over 30 garden bloggers from all over the world met for the first ever UK get together at RHS Malvern Spring Show. This blog documents the lead up to that event plus the subsequent informal get togethers we've had in Malvern. There are also insights into the events of 2009, insider views from various exhibitors and personal views of Malvern and surrounding places of interest.

Thus this blog also forms a valuable resource for anyone wanting to visit either the spring or autumn versions of the show, or contemplating a visit to the area.

Sunday, 7 February 2010

Malvern Memories: Hort Couture

As promised here's Deb's series of posts republished from last year to lead you from the accepted design drawing last January, through to judgement day at the show in May. However, this year the instalments are served up as daily slices :)

May I introduce to you: my design for the Malvern Spring Show 2009...

Based on this year's Borders Without Gardens theme of Handbags and Gladrags, hedging recreates the wall of a dressing room within which sits a mannequin on a carpet of turf, wearing a bodice of climbing hedera and clematis falling away to a train of ground level plants. The background incorporates mirrors which reflect the gown back into the space.

Truth be told, I'm at the stage now where I can't see the wood for the trees.

The design has consumed my mind since I completed the autumn show and I can't work out now whether it's ok or actually really, really not ok.

But, as with most things, I'll do it anyway and see what comes!

NB Content and pictures are courtesy and copyright of Beholder's Eye.

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