The new-look RHS Malvern Spring Festival in 2015 really brought spring and the new show season alive
We celebrated the true beginning of the gardening season with talks from top experts including Carol Klein, Joe Swift and James Alexander-Sinclair. Gardener workshops and a wide array of beautiful plants were available to buy.
There were inspirational Show Gardens created by top designers, including RHS Gold medal winners, and unique Festival Gardens which encouraged and inspired new gardeners.
Visitors marvelled at the stunning displays in the Malvern Floral Marquee and revelled in a sea of colour and scents, including beautiful RHS Gold medal-standard nursery displays.
There was quality shopping, with a mixture of plants, lovely gifts and plenty of gardening products on offer. Unusual plants, something decorative for the home, or stock for your kitchen larder.
There is always delicious local and international food and drink at the Festival; you can be sure to find some splendid favourite treats as well as something new to try. Foody favourites Raymond Blanc (Thursday), Gregg Wallace (Saturday) and Mark Diacono (all days) joined James Alexander-Sinclair in the Festival Theatre. New for 2015, live demonstrations took place at the Everhot Kitchen Garden Hub, led by ‘The Cotswold Chef’, Rob Rees MBE. The Hub was the perfect setting for dedicated foodies to get their cooking fix and a place where great food and conversation came alive.
Visitors admired stunning new artworks in the RHS Botanical Art Exhibition in the Linden Suite of the Three Counties Centre. Featuring new work created by botanical artists from across the world, the show included exhibits from both previous medal-winners and first-time exhibitors. Subjects ranged from wild plants to greenhouse specimens, all depicted in watercolour, graphite and colour pencil.
Have a look at all the award winners from the 2015 show