Latest Blog - Malvern Spring Gardening Show
On Friday I set off early with a friend and headed for the Malvern Gardening show. The weather had been so up and down all week, so I packed wellies and waterproofs, expecting the worst. However, wellies weren’t needed as it was dry but quite cold but we didn’t let that dampen spirits.
I’ve been to Malvern before but haven’t visited it for about five years. I’ve also done The Cardiff RHS, Hampton and the ultimate Chelsea Flower show. My memories of previous visits to Malvern were of a polished, creative and bustling show. On visiting Chelsea I found it claustrophobic from the crowds. It was heaving and so difficult to see the show gardens and generally the same all around the show. I decided that I preferred to watch the coverage on the television. That’s just my own opinion.
Malvern however was truly delightful. On arriving we headed for the main halls to see the exhibitors. They absolutely blew us away. The amount of work that had gone into the stands couldn’t go unnoticed at all. They were stunning. My absolute favourite was the “Agapanthus” stand. The combination of the blues and whites knocked me out! The agapanthus themselves were real show stoppers. I’ve got two big pots myself of agapanthus and two little pots that are about three years old, that I grew from seed that have yet to flower. I’m a long way off to match this display but there’s hope still.
Another amazing stand was the cacti display, which was so colourful and unusual. It was indeed a labour of love. I just loved this photo of this cactus. The colour combination is just exquisite.
There was so much to see inside the halls, outside on the stands and of course the show gardens!! My favourite was the French garden. Having been to France many times, to me it captured the whole feeling of lazy days in France. You could almost feel the sun from the display. It was truly magical.
There was so much to see and take in, from amazing perfect vegetables to flower arrangements that were out of this world, to plants, bulbs and seeds to buy. A visit to the food hall is a must to sample something for lunch. It was indeed a truly lovely day. The sun shining would have made it even nicer but hey that’s British weather for you. Laden with purchases and weary we set off for home having had a great day. It was easy to get around and although busy I didn’t feel that we couldn’t see anything. On arriving home it felt like We had a great day out. I think next time I’m not going to leave it so long.