Wander around Malvern’s inspirational show gardens including a Cornish coastal scene, an old boat house garden and a Mediterranean inspired garden..This is always a great spot to talk to the 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 and have your say in the People's Choice Vote.
NEW for 2013 are the Themed Gardens, and following on from a fantastic year for cycling, designers will pay homage to the Tour de France.
Don't forget to vote for your favourite garden in the People's Choice Award. Voting boxes around the Show Garden Arena!
Inspiring the next generation of horticulturists and garden designers the School Gardens area is a sight to behold with amazing designs created and built by local pupils from primary schools right through to colleges. The theme for this year is: Storytelling
Some of the books used for inspiration include: Where's Wally?, The Secret Garden and the Iron Man.
Malvern boasts a selection of wonderful permanent gardens. Be sure to look out for them as you walk around the Show
Alchemy strives to create a new and interesting areas within its garden for visitors to enjoy. Meander through this stunning space full of delightful corners and various styles of planting and landscaping. Alchemy Gardens will also be building a Show Garden. So be sure to visit both locations.
The Stone Bottle Fountain - Designed by Alchemy Gardens
Sculpted by Darren Bennett, the stone bottle fountain is the central feature of this garden. It was originally located outside the Malvern Water bottling factory in Colwall. When the factory closed in 2010, the fountain was removed by the Friends of Malvern Springs & Wells in conjunction with Coca-Cola, and has now found a permanent home at the Showground. The garden around the fountain has been designed and built by Alchemy Gardens. Over the coming seasons, as the planting matures, the garden will become a fitting tribute to 160 years of Schweppes Malvern Water in Worcestershire.
Caves Folly Nurseries
This garden was constructed for the 1993 Show and has been a popular feature ever since. Caves Folly Nurseries has reflected its interest in environmental care and organic gardening in the design and construction of the garden, using reclaimed materials such as the brick paths and edge stone. The various areas in the garden are designed to give a variety of ideas in terms of construction, design and atmosphere and to reduce maintenance time. The plants provide colour and interest throughout the year and attract wildlife into the garden. The garden also features a whalebone archway made from English Oak, a small pool and a raised alpine bed.
This permanent garden on the Showground is lovingly looked after by local group Pathways. This beautiful haven offers a means of escape and a sense of calm amidst the Show. There will be activities for children and local groups in and around the garden.