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 February 2010

Malvern Memories: The Show Gardens

Here's the first post taking a nostalgic view of last year's Malvern Show, designed to give you a taster of what to expect in May. Last year's blogging visitors have been absolutely fantastic and have willingly agreed to let me re-publish their posts in full, without too much in the way of arm twisting from me. The result is so much better than just giving you a few links to go off and look at. Thanks guys :)

First up is Happy Mouffetard aka The Inelegant Gardener [shorely shome mishtake - Ed], who takes us on a walk around some of last year's show gardens:

Several people have already put up photos of the show gardens at Malvern, including Patient Gardener, VP and Arabella Sock. I have to say that, to my untutored eye, the gardens seemed of better quality than I have seen in previous years. And there were more, too. Having the creative imagination of a gnat, I can only admire the way that the designers can think up a concept and then bring it to life with living material.

Debs at Beholder's Eye won a silver medal with her imaginative and romantic Lola

Having forgotten which other gardens are which by now, these photos hopefully show some of the exuberance of spring.

Sarracenia surrounding a circular pool were eye-catching.

Beyond here be dragons...

Alliums featured in a lot of the gardens, which is A Good Thing as far as I'm concerned.

Sorry Joe Swift - there weren't many gardens which concentrated on the colour green.

And just for Arabella, who missed out on a hug...

NB Content and pictures are courtesy and copyright of Happy Mouffetard.

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