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8 Reasons to visit RHS Malvern Spring Festival

The 2022 RHS show season kicks off in Worcs with the RHS Malvern Spring Festival. Gardening gurus, celeb appearances, flowers and plants a-plenty, fabulous food and tons more. Need more reasons to go along? Find them here.

This fabulously floral and fun festival is on from Thursday 5th May to Sunday 8th May. Want to know what not to miss? We bring you 8 unmissable things to see at this wonderfully Spring-loaded event.

1. Meet Jo Whiley

Meet BBC Radio’s Jo Whiley. She’ll be on hand in the new Vitamin G Garden, the first RHS Feature Garden to come to Malvern, which she’s helped design and build with Landform Consultants and Landscapia.

2. Visit more than 50 nurseries under one roof

Browse more than 50 award-winning and specialist nurseries from all over the UK in the Floral Marquee. Be sure to see Malvern newcomers G&K Carnations, Harriet’s Plants, Lincolnshire Pond Plants and Ottershaw Nursery.

3. Sit in on a celeb talk

Celebrities from the worlds of gardening, floristry and food will come together to inspire visitors, with lively talks and fun and informative demos. Take a seat in one of four theatres, each hosted by a well-known personality, with special guests including Monty Don OBE, Carol Klein, Arthur Parkinson and Raymond Blanc OBE.

4. Learn some new gardening skills

Learn how to grow your own cutting garden and be dazzled by the oversized flower crown display in the new Bloom Theatre supported by Flowers from the Farm.

5. See Arit Anderson’s new Nurture Zone

Explore the new Nurture Zone headed up by garden designer and Gardeners’ World presenter Arit Anderson, a new area that explores how horticulture can positively affect mental and physical health and social wellbeing.

6. Enjoy a right royal garden

Enjoy a new permanent garden that has been commission to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. The stunning Platinum Jubilee Garden is filled with Her Majesty’s favourite plants (clue: there might be some cherry blossom in there!) as well as those named after her.

7. Take a pit stop at Nourish

Refuel at Norish, the Food and Drink Pavillion, boasting a traditional farmer’s style market alongside artisan, local and independent producers, together with world cuisine.

8. Shop, shop, shop

Fill up your wheel barrow at one of the many shopping experiences with everything from gardening and outdoors to homewares, fashion, art and vintage collectables. IMAGE

To find out more about The RHS Malvern Spring Festival or to book tickets head to www.rhsmalvern.co.uk.

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