Visitors enjoyed a seasonal celebration of food, gardening & nostalgia

Squashes and pumpkins

One of the last shows of the season, Malvern Autumn Show had more than 50 top exhibits where visitors could purchase the finest quality plants from award-winning nurseries. Each year, the show provides a one-stop destination for gardeners in search of advice for preparing and restocking their gardens for the winter months.

What was on at the show

Leek growing

The UK National Giant Vegetables Championship, which returned bigger and better than ever before, had a broad variety of oversized vegetables. 2016 saw a bumper crop of three world record breaking Giant Vegetables including the world’s longest beetroot, heaviest cucumber and heaviest leek.


Budding veg growers and school children from across the Three Counties showcased their homegrown produce and vegetable sculptures in the Discover Harvest area. The innovation, fun and creativity in this area made it a popular sight for visitors.

Jars of preserves

The Orchard Pavilion & Hop Yard brought together the very best produce alongside expert guidance on caring for your own orchard and best uses for its harvest.

Horses at the showFour-legged and furry farmyard friends came together in the World of Animals. 2016 welcomed for the first time the British Pig Association who hosted the Young Pig of the Year Championships.

More to see at the show

Anton du Beke

Nostalgia and retro fans discovered gems of bygone eras in the Vintage Village, complete with a Dance Theatre. Here Anton du Beke hosted workshops on getting the moves of the flirty 40’s and 50’s.

Making a welcome return, thirsty visitors sought out a tipple at the pop-up Westons Cider garden. This popular area of the show offered a cider bar and garden.

The Food & Drink Hall was overflowing with artisan produce for visitors to sample and purchase. At its heart was a live kitchen welcoming a bustling line up of local chefs throughout the day.

The Harvest Pavilion welcomeed the largest Home Grown Show in the history of the show. This area saw over 1,500 exhibits from budding growers, along with the RHS specialists theatre and more than 20 national plant societies.

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