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.

Saturday, 14 April 2012

News of This Year's Spring Show

The Malvern Spring Show is set for a bumper edition this year, with Carol Klein set to join James in the Plants and People Arena on Friday and Saturday. Joe Swift will be also there on Saturday as usual, despite the show garden build at Chelsea kicking off a few days before Malvern commences.

Allotments get a feature to themselves - hosted by Terry Walton and Reg Moules and there's over 100 exhibitors in the Floral Marquee with many more set to join them in the outdoor sales area.

On the show gardens side of things Chris Beardshaw has designed a feature to celebrate 30 years of Groundwork and is supporting the new Painting with Plants initiative. Another Chelsea show garden designer taking some time out for Malvern!

I'm hoping to be there on Thursday and possibly Friday or Saturday. It all depends on how family matters pan out over the next few weeks...


Arabella Sock said...

I was going to skip Malvern this year just for a change but I've been irresistibly drawn back - not least because the plant marquee is the best!!

I'll be around Wed eve, Thursday and evening and possibly Friday morning if anyone wants to meet for evening drink or quick coffee or whatever. Otherwise itsa friendly show and quite happy to mooch around on my own.

Karen - An Artists Garden said...

I am skipping the show this year - but I look forward to lots of images and info from you! :)

VP said...

Hi both - sad you won't be there Karen, but I'm sure we'll get together sometime this year :)

Arabella - I'm looking at being there on Thursday. It would be great to meet up afterwards or on the day.

The RHS have given me some preview information on this year's show, so watch this space...