Show Preview: RHS Malvern Spring Festival 2024


As one of the UK’s leading horticultural events, the RHS Malvern Spring Festival returns in May 2024, promising an immersive garden experience that blends tradition with contemporary gardening trends. This annual event, hosted in the scenic grounds of the Three Counties Showground in Worcestershire, continues to be a must-visit for gardening enthusiasts, offering a blend of floral displays, garden design innovations, and educational talks. Malvern is a staple on our events calendar and we are excited to be exhibiting once again!

Garden Displays

The 2024 festival will showcase a stunning array of Show Gardens, each offering unique interpretations of landscaping artistry. Renowned designers will be bringing their visionary concepts to life, using a mix of traditional and modern gardening techniques to explore themes of sustainability, mental well-being, and climate resilience. Visitors can expect to see a diverse range of gardens, from small urban spaces to expansive country-style landscapes.

Floral Marquee

A highlight of the festival, the Floral Marquee will house an extensive collection of nurseries displaying their finest blooms. This year, the focus will be on biodiversity and native plant species, aiming to educate gardeners on planting to support local wildlife and ecosystems. The marquee will be a riot of colours and scents, featuring everything from exotic orchids to classic roses, and providing endless inspiration for attendees’ own gardens.

Learning and Engagement

The RHS Malvern Spring Festival is not just about admiring beauty; it’s also an educational hub where novices and experts alike can gain valuable gardening knowledge. The 2024 edition will include a series of workshops and demonstrations led by experts in areas such as pruning, vegetable gardening, and floral design. These sessions are designed to provide practical advice that gardeners can take home and implement.

Food and Drink

Celebrating the best of British agriculture, the festival will also feature a Food and Drink Pavilion where local producers showcase their artisanal products. From gourmet cheeses and handmade chocolates to craft beers and organic wines, there’s something to satisfy every palate. Cooking demonstrations from top chefs will be part of the agenda, focusing on seasonal and sustainable cooking.

Family Activities

Understanding that gardening is a passion to be shared with all ages, the festival will offer a variety of family-friendly activities. These include educational walks, seed planting sessions, and craft workshops, making it a perfect day out for families looking to engage with nature.

Special Guests

Each year, the festival attracts well-known personalities from the world of gardening, and 2024 will be no exception. Expected guest speakers include leading horticulturists and environmental advocates, who will share their insights on current gardening trends and challenges.

Frank P Matthews

We will once again be exhibiting at the Malvern Spring Festival displaying a mesmerising array of trees. It will be the first outing for our new exhibition trailer, and we will be offering a number of fantastic show discounts and deals on a range of exclusive trees. In addition to our own stand, we have also provided trees for the Kitchen Garden stage and a number of other gardens. Be sure to come and visit us if you are attending the show!

The RHS Malvern Spring Festival 2024 is set to be another fantastic show that celebrates the joy of gardening and the great outdoors. Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or a curious newcomer, the festival offers a treasure trove of inspiration, education, and entertainment. Mark your calendars for an event that promises to bloom brighter than ever!

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