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Malvern Spring Garden Festival

KT53KT53 South WestPosts: 6,818

I've gone to the Malvern Spring Show (as it was known in the good old days) virtually every year since it started 30 odd years ago.

Not to put too fine a point on it, last year was terrible.  Huge gaps in display areas, poor layout etc, etc.  This year they have really turned it round again.  Probably the best I've been to in years.  More plant sellers, better layout in the Floral Marquee (once I found it image ), more and better located food and drink outlets.  I could go on but I think you get the message.

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  • I went yesterday, and had a wonderful time. I agree the changes were for the better. The floral Marquee was exceptional ... we are so lucky to have such fantastic growers to patronise.

  • KT53KT53 South WestPosts: 6,818

    The only downside this year is a much lighter wallet when I came home image

    • thought it was a bit disapointing  the highlight was meeting terry from the allotment .A bit samey really and the stowford press is four pound twenty extortionateimage 
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 32,352

    My friends at Staddon Farm Nursery won a silver gilt medal this  year. 

    Devon.
  • chickychicky SurreyPosts: 10,206

    Well done to them Hostaimage.  Must be a nerve wracking experienceimage

    Seriously considering making the effort to go to Malvern next year - hear nothing but good about itimage

    The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only one page  - St Augustine
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 32,352

    They won their first ever Gold medal there last year, this year they got Gold at Cardiff

    Devon.
  • YviestevieYviestevie Kingswinford, West MidlandsPosts: 6,818

    Loved the show I thought it knocked spots of Harrogate, GW Nec and Hampton Court.

    Hi from Kingswinford in the West Midlands
  • ElusiveElusive Posts: 992

    Im off to Malvern tomorrow, so its nice to hear good comments about it image

  • KT53KT53 South WestPosts: 6,818

    Mattbeer87, take care to compare prices between sellers.  Plant prices can differ dramatically for the same thing.  I don't mean larger versions costing more.  The precise opposite can be the case.

    Example in point. Mouse Ears hosta anything from £5 to £12.  The £12 version was the smallest!

  • Perhaps you are paying for "smallness" ? image

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