The inspirational Show Gardens are created by top designers including RHS Gold Medal Winners.
RHS Malvern encourages creativity of garden designers by giving them an open brief, the gardens can be any size, shape and theme. In the past we've had gardens inspired by the magic of Japan, a homage to Capability Brown all the way through to a rustic Italian cloister, there is something to inspire everyone.
Some of the outstanding gardens feature on BBC 2's Gardeners' World on the Friday evening of the festival. This is a great spot to talk to garden designers and get design tips on how to transform your own garden, keep an eye out for the prestigious RHS medals awarded by the judges.
Come back soon for details of the 2017 garden designs, or take a look at the 2016 results
2016 Best Show Garden - Macmillan Legacy Garden
Designer: Mark Eveleigh
Sponsor: Macmillan Cancer Support
The Macmillan Legacy Garden takes inspiration from a wonderful overgrown garden in Worcestershire. The garden was designed and built in 1911 as a lasting legacy. Similarly, Macmillan Cancer Support was founded in 1911, by the kindness of someone leaving a gift in their will.
A once formal entrance to the garden leads the visitor through the established, naturalistic planting and on to a secluded shelter with a weathered oak bench. As they wind through other perhaps more overgrown paths they are led into a smaller more private, walled seating area and to the ramshackled back of the shelter. Who can resist a look behind the formal facade of a garden to delve into those hidden areas to find a place and time for reflection, and comfort.
Macmillan want to help ensure that we can continue to support the 2.5million people in the UK affected by cancer and that Macmillan’s legacy will carry on way into the future.