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, 14 May 2010

Dull Garden Bloggers Unite


Back row (left to right) Lia - Midnight Brambling, Zoe - formerly Garden Hopping, Karen - Artists Garden, Gail - Clay & Limestone, Elizabeth - Welsh Hills Again, Easygardener - Greenforks, Michelle - Veg Plotting

Middle row (left to right) Claire - Plantpassion, YolandaElizabet - Bliss, Helen - The Patient Gardener, Ewa - Ewa in the Garden, Michelle - A Disorganised RHS Student

Front row (left to right) Frances - Faire Garden, Sally - The Constant Gardener, Victoria - Victoria's Backyard

For some bizarre reason people looked at me strangely when I said I was hosting a party for 20ish garden bloggers during the Malvern Spring Show. I never really understood why since to me having a group of friends around for the evening was never an issue. My complete faith in my garden blogging buddies was not misplaced - we had a fab evening, full of laughter, hugs, food and drink. For some reason there is a rumour out there in the blogasphere that garden bloggers are dull (as well as illiterate) - far from it and I think you can see that from the smiley faces above.

I am looking forward to the next time my garden bloggy friends decide to descend on me.

17 comments:

Yolanda Elizabet Heuzen said...

Oh dear, of dearie me, what a frightfully dull bunch. ;-)

Fun was had by all, lots of fun. Not to mention cake. And crisps and loads of other health food.

Can we have another party chez Helen next week?

XX Yolanda

Karen - An Artist's Garden said...

So am I ..

Helen, Thank you for hosting a fun evening and opening your house and garden to us.

Please can we do it again next year?
xx

Arabella Sock said...

Who was taking the picture?

Lickedspoon said...

Looks like you all had a wonderful time. Gardeners of the world unite - no grumps need apply. PS My word verification for this comment is, appropriately, ravers...

patientgardener said...

Happy to oblige next year. Easygardener's husband and Artists Garden's sister in law Dobie were taking the pics

Ewa in the Garden said...

Helen, thanks again for hosting us :) cake was delicious and we had so much fun! this experience was amazing for me :)

Gail said...

Thank you Helen...It was so much fun and I never encountered a dull blogger the entire time! gail

Frankie @ Veg Plot said...

No such thing as a dull 'un! It was a great idea - well done you xx

VP said...

Definitely not dull ;)

Thanks so much for hosting the party Helen :)

If only I'd thought of taking group photos on the other days. Sigh.

fairegarden said...

It was anything but dull, Helen, and you were brave to play hostess to a bunch of folks you didn't know. Loved your cakes! Thanks for the memories, they will be treasured always. :-)
xo,
Frances

Esther Montgomery said...

I've been peering into the picture, matching faces to names.

Thanks everyone for allowing us to have this glimpse of you. I enjoy your blogs regardless of what you look like but it's fascinating all the same. It sort of proves you are real. And what's so surprising is that despite similarities (you all have heads and smiles and things) your blogs are so very different from each other. This is especially impressive given that, in theory, they all have the same subject matter.

Really glad you had a good time.

Esther

VP said...

Esther - what a lovely thing to say. Wish you could have been there too, but at least you know us a bit better now through this? :)

joey said...

A lovely photo, Helen ... I can only imagine what a great time you gals had :) It's been fun catching up on all the blogs. Thanks for sharing ...

Dobby said...

A wonderful evening. Thanks again Helen for opening your doors to non-bloggers too.

easygardener said...

It was a lovely evening - and many thanks to Helen who was very brave to volunteer as host. Nice to put faces to names.
Denise

tina said...

Looks like fun! You were most sweet to host a party for all!

P.S. Tried to go to your regular blog but it said the page does not exist? Did the url change?

VP said...

Joey - so glad you enjoyed seeing what we got up to :)

Dobby - it would have felt really strange if you hadn't been there. So glad you could come.

EG - Good to see you!

Tina - welcome! Helen ensured it was a fun relaxed evening. Which blog were you having problems with - mine or Helen's? Is there still a problem?