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.

Friday, 9 April 2010

Spring Cleaning?

And now for a brief word from Anna...

Don't worry - despite the title of this post you're in the right place! Will you be having a spring clean before you come to Malvern - rationalising your stash of seeds, pruning your surplus gardening books (if you can have a surplus) or possibly even have the odd plant to spare? If you are and are prepared to donate these to a good cause, we thought it would be fun to raise some additional funds for the National Gardens Scheme, which is the charity that the Malvern Show is donating to this year.

Originally the plan was to a have a grand bring and buy at Malvern but this idea was shelved for various reasons. The idea of a virtual bring and buy was floated about but again it was difficult working out the logistics as folk will be at the show at different times and different days.

So we went back to the drawing board and wondered how about selling your surplus goods on eBay, at a car boot sale, at your garden club plant sale or through whichever method suits you. Once you have disposed of your goodies donations can be made by clicking on the JustGiving button which you can see on the right hand side of the blog.

If you do sell on eBay why not inform fellow Malvern bound bloggers by sending an email to Meet@Malvern letting us know when your listing will be up? Details can then be included on the blog (and tweeted) so that we can bid too.

Come on folk dig deep and let's see what we can do!

NB Any funds raised in this way and notified via the JustGiving button on this page will also be eligible for the Yellow Book/gardenersclick T-shirt draw announced previously - Ed

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