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.

Monday, 1 March 2010

Showtime: A Sneak Preview

We've still to clarify a couple of details with the ticket deal, so until Helen is able to announce everything ASAP, I thought you'd like a sneak preview of the Anniversary show garden which Claire has been collaborating on with 2 other designers. The turf was broken a couple of days before our visit last Thursday and the first foundations laid. Claire will be guest posting later to tell us more about the garden and how a collaborative project works, but in the meantime you might like to have a look at this design drawing from the Malvern Show website.

It was quite strange to be at the showground and not surrounded by stalls and various marquees and tents and to realise just how vast the site actually is. This is the view to the Malvern hills from outside the main office on a cold, drizzly February day. There's still some snow left on them thar hills.

And this is the view from the show garden across to the entrance through which I usually come into the show. The green buildings to the centre right are some of the cattle sheds Edith mentioned in her guest post. Click to enlarge the picture if needed. It'll be sooooo different when you're there in May :)

Update 04/03: Claire has started her diary about the show garden's progress over at her blog :)


Carrie said...

Eeeeekkkkkkk!!! So excited I may pee my pants. Thanks for the sneaky peak.

M@M aka VP ;) said...

Carrie - it'll be one of many I'm sure!