For the first year ever, the show is to be renamed RHS Malvern - solidifying the strong connections between the Malvern Show and the Royal Horticultural Society. RHS Malvern is the first big gardening show of the season and over the past few years has become renowned for showcasing the hottest new trends in garden design and planting.
Also new for the 2014 show is the introduction of a Food Festival. A grand food and drink pavilion located in the heart of the showground will be filled with a variety of food producers and chefs, including BBC Saturday Kitchen’s James Martin, who will be conducting demonstrations during the weekend. Alongside this will be a Food Court offering a range of artisan food and drink from regional, national and international producers.
CEO Ken Nottage, from the Three Counties Agricultural Society, said: “We are delighted to be strengthening our relationship with the RHS, as a key event in its portfolio of shows. The RHS leads the way when it comes to showcasing world-class garden design and planting, so renaming the show RHS Malvern is an honour which recognises its reputation for show gardens and floral displays, known for their outstanding quality and charm.”
One of the core values at the heart of the RHS is that gardening is for everyone, it improves the quality of life and everyone should have access to great gardening experiences. To support this in 2014, RHS Malvern has introduced Get Going, Get Growing. This part of the show will be dedicated to encouraging people to grow their own plants and vegetables. Workshops and specialist exhibitions from green-fingered experts will aim to inspire and help demystify the whole process. Among those on the line-up are Blue Peter Gardener Chris Collins, who will be doing workshops for children, and BBC Gardeners’ World presenter Carol Klein.
The RHS Malvern Spring Festival will take place from Thursday May 8 until Sunday May 11. Tickets have now gone on sale. Advanced tickets priced from £14.50 for RHS and TCAS members and from £15.50 for non-members. Tickets available on the gate from £18. For more information on ticket prices, visit www.threecounties.co.uk/
About RHS Malvern Spring Festival (www.threecounties.co.uk/
The RHS Malvern Spring Festival 2014 will take place from Thursday May 8 until Sunday May 11. Traditionally, the Malvern show prides itself on being the show for real gardeners. It is also one of the first RHS shows of the summer season so is a renowned stage for showcasing the latest trends in garden design and planting. Top designers and RHS Malvern Gold Medal winners, Peter Dowle and Villagio Verde, helped put Malvern on the garden design map in 2013. New for 2014, food moves forward to enhance its presence at the show. Introduced to compliment the established and popular gardening strands, ‘food’ ensures that the festival remains relevant and in tune with lifestyle interests.
About Three Counties Agricultural Society (www.threecounties.co.uk/
The Three Counties Agricultural Society is a registered charity working for rural industry, the environment and countryside life. Committed to supporting farmers, growers and horticulturists in the region, TCAS aims to develop the understanding between urban and rural communities. TCAS hosts an array of vibrant and innovative events throughout the year and also provides a venue for a full range of trade and business exhibitions, equestrian and canine shows, sales, fairs and rallies. TCAS history dates back to 1794 with the formation of the Herefordshire Agricultural Society by John Clerk. Over the years, this has evolved to incorporate the surrounding counties of Worcestershire and Gloucestershire.
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