RHS Malvern Spring Festival
8th - 11th May 2014 - 21 days to go!
We’ve a new name, and an exciting new look too!
RHS Malvern Spring Festival - home of top medal-winning show gardens, charming school gardens, spectacular floral displays, celebrity talks, cookery demos and delicious food and drink with taste.
Choose from hundreds of plants, exquisite crafts and stylish garden furniture to transform your own outdoor room. Meet your favourite TV gardeners and chefs. Enjoy live music and simply soak up the atmosphere of our beautiful location at the foot of the magnificent Malvern Hills.
Love your garden. Love your food …
Journey through Malvern’s beautiful gardens – from a quintessentially English Edwardian retreat to a sun-baked Balearic spot, with paella on the lunch menu. Wander round the new Festival Gardens, created with the famous Cotswold Gardening School. You’ll find plenty of inspiration.
Meet celebrity gardeners Carol Klein, Chris Beardshaw, and James Alexander-Sinclair and (NEW for 2014) top chefs, James Martin and Rachel Allen, in our new-look Theatre. Celebrate the connection between gardening and food.
Join Blue Peter gardener Chris Collins - our School Gardens Challenge champion - on a tour of Malvern’s imaginative school gardens, supported by BAM Construct UK. Inspired by great moments in history, they’re big on charm!
Plants & Flowers Galore
Wonder at the vibrant blooms, lush foliage and exotic scents of the displays in the new-look RHS Malvern Floral Marquee – brimming with 5,500 square metres of plant treasures from 80 top nurseries. You can visit the Plant Pavilions and seed suppliers dotted around too.
Cooking Up A Feast
Pick up some culinary tips from our guest chefs James Martin and Rachel Allen, who’ll be cooking up a feast out of a garden kitchen, creating tasty meals, using ingredients sourced from in and around Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire.
‘Get Going, Get Growing’ - NEW
Come along to our special workshops and let TV gardeners Christine Walkden and Chris Collins show you how to sow, grow and harvest flowers, fruit and vegetables for a truly ‘grow your own’ experience. At the RHS Malvern Spring Festival, gardening is for everyone!
Fabulous Food & Drink
Meander through the NEW Food & Drink Pavilion, and savour the fine array of regional, national and international delicatessen – or head for the Food Court to enjoy everything from French crepes and spicy fajitas to chutneys, cider and beer.
Village Green - NEW
Take tea on the lawn, at the foot of the Malvern Hills, surrounded by lovely gardens and classic cars, and buy quality food and drink from the region’s best producers.
The Sensual Tea Experience - NEW
Taste the difference - with speciality, locally-produced food from the region’s smaller producers.
Step into The Country Living Pavilion for beautiful clothes and jewellery, fine food and wine, unique hand-crafted objects d’art and chic home effects. Visit the Gardeners’ Shopping Pavilion, the Guilds of Crafts or the artisan craft market for that special gift or treat.
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Plant Pavilions, floral art, amateur gardening competitions, vintage garden machinery, the latest in gardening gadgetry and exclusive, ‘’not on the High Street" shopping
Join the Worcester Friends of the Three Choirs Festival for drinks and light supper and be the first to explore the award winning Show gardens at the RHS Malvern Spring Festival. Some of the designers will be in attendance to talk about their gardens and there will be a raffle with prizes including an Olive Tree and 2 Tickets for the final day of the Show on Sunday 11th May. Musical entertainment will be provided by singers directed by Peter Nardone, Artistic Director of the Worcester Three Choirs Festival 2015.
Tickets are available for £40 from the Three Choirs Festival website, alternatively call Three Choirs Ticket Office 0845 652 1823.
Join Colbalt and a host of VIP Guests as they celebrate 50 years of achievement at the Colbalt Garden Gala at the RHS Malvern Spring Festival. Enjoy a delicious evening champagne and canapé reception in the new for 2014 Garden Theatre, a private viewing of the Show Gardens, exclusive guest talks, live classical music and a “money can’t buy” auction. The gala starts at 6.30pm however guests can access the Show from 3pm onwards, dress is smart/casual.
Tickets for this exclusive event are available for £50 from the Colbalt website, alternatively call Colbalt directly on 01242 535 922. Numbers are very limited so don’t miss out, book today!
A 3 metre giant wellington boot is set to turn heads over the next six weeks as it tours Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Gloucestershire. People in the area will be treated to a glimpse of the curiously large wellington when it pops up at various iconic locations in the three counties in the run up to the RHS Malvern Spring Festival.
Posted 1st April 2014Read more