I thought it might be nice to show visitors to the Malvern Show some of the gardens in the area that you might like to incorporate into your visit. We have already told you about Hampton Court and you can also read a post I did back in 2008 on Hampton Court here.
Another garden that is well worth a visit and is not far from Hampton Court is Stockton Bury Gardens. I discovered this garden last August so I can't vouch for how it would look in May. However there is an Iris bed so there should definitely be something to see. Stockton is more of a personal garden than Hampton and makes quite a nice contrast. It is a real plantsman's garden with lots and lots of unusual plants. As you can see from the photos above there is a lot of perennial planting and also a lovely pond and stream.
As we are going to be welcoming Gail and Frances from the US I have suggested to them that they might like to spend a day visiting some gardens and I think Hampton Court and Stockton Bury would be the best combo for a day out. It will also give me a chance to show them some English countryside and maybe a stop in Bromyard or Leominster - both traditional market towns. You are more than welcome to join us - maybe we could have a blogging convoy!!!