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.

Tuesday, 23 March 2010

A day away from the show?

I thought it might be nice to show visitors to the Malvern Show some of the gardens in the area that you might like to incorporate into your visit. We have already told you about Hampton Court and you can also read a post I did back in 2008 on Hampton Court here.

Another garden that is well worth a visit and is not far from Hampton Court is Stockton Bury Gardens. I discovered this garden last August so I can't vouch for how it would look in May. However there is an Iris bed so there should definitely be something to see. Stockton is more of a personal garden than Hampton and makes quite a nice contrast. It is a real plantsman's garden with lots and lots of unusual plants. As you can see from the photos above there is a lot of perennial planting and also a lovely pond and stream.

As we are going to be welcoming Gail and Frances from the US I have suggested to them that they might like to spend a day visiting some gardens and I think Hampton Court and Stockton Bury would be the best combo for a day out. It will also give me a chance to show them some English countryside and maybe a stop in Bromyard or Leominster - both traditional market towns. You are more than welcome to join us - maybe we could have a blogging convoy!!!


MarkD said...

thanks PG, no idea if therell be time for garden visits but good to know in case there is

Gail said...

This looks wonderful! I hope there's time for a visit! Thanks~PG


nicelittleplace said...

I can totally vouch for this garden at absolutely any time of the year. It is our favourite local garden to visit - it is absolutely lovely and looks fab all the time. In fact it is one of those gardens that makes me actually wonder why I even bother trying...
The guys that run it are lovely and they serve fabulous lunches there too.
And by the way, I have a nice little B&B down the road :-)

M@M aka VP ;) said...

Hi everyone - glad you like the look of this garden!

nicelittleplace - I'm keeping you in mind in case we have anyone having trouble finding accommodation :)

Anonymous said...

Oh joy of joys! It all sounds grand, VP and Helen! I remember posts about Hampton Court and thinking if we ever got to England, it would be on the MUST SEE list. And now it is going to happen. Excited beyond words. :-)

VP said...

Frances - Hampton Court (not the one in London I hasten to add for others reading this!) is delightful. It'll be great to have the chance to show it off to you :)