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, 16 April 2010

Meet the Gang...

It's about time we peeped behind the curtains to see who's involved in making Malvern Spring Show go with a swing. Some of the following are already familiar faces; others not yet, but all will be working hard to ensure we have a tippity top time over the weekend.

Laydeeeeez and Gentlemen I give you:

Sharon Gilbert (Press and PR Manager) and Nina Acton (Shows Development Officer) two of the small but perfectly formed team at the Three Counties Agricultural Society (TCAS) who plan and put together the show. Unfortunately I can't bring you Vicki Lanni (Marketing Manager), the other member of the team whom Helen and have been dealing with, but I'm sure that'll be rectified during the weekend. These are the people who've really got behind what Meet @ Malvern is about and are making us feel most welcome.

Local radio's Katie Johnson and Reg Moule will be attempting to keep order in the Design for Living Theatre - probably with varying degrees of success. They will be making the introductions and ensuring maximum audience participation.

Thwarting their plans and generating as much fun and mayhem as possible are these three 'characters'. Joe Swift and James Alexander-Sinclair are old hands at the show: Cleve West is making his debut and together they form Three Men Went to Mow.

And last but not least: Claire Potter and Deb Bird - our show garden bloggers extraordinaire :)

However, this is just a tiny portion of who'll be there ensuring we all have an enjoyable time. We've already heard from Pat Austin and Sarah Walker for instance. We'll all be able to contribute pictures of some of the hundreds of people who make Malvern Spring Show what it is today: such as the nurserymen, exhibitors, artisans, caterers, other visitors and even ourselves!

Other programme highlights to follow :)

Pictures courtesy and copyright of James Alexander-Sinclair

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