Saturday, March 21, 2015

RHS Malvern Spring Festival--May 2014--Part Two!

A Quiet Garden by The Quiet Garden Trust
A Fruity Story by Twigs Gardens
Blush by Outer Spaces Design Ltd.
Shears & Chardonnay by Jody Lidgard of Bespoke Outdoor Spaces
The Living with Parkinson's Garden by Keyscape on Behalf of Parkinson's UK
Bringing Nature Home by Graduate Gardeners Ltd.
Ooooh...It Makes Me Wonder? by Groundesigns
Never Pass Up a Vendor with Herb in the Title!
Wish I Could Take Some of These Plants Home!
My Favorite Looks Good!
A Bit of Herb Design in the Sales Area
Even a Butcher Selling Wonderful Meat!
Winner of the Small Trough/Miniature Garden
Winner of the School Division Best Trough!
Continuing with my posts about the 2014 Malvern Spring Festival, with show gardens and other bits and pieces that make this Festival great.  Really the show gardens were just as nice as Chelsea only on a small scale.  I just can't begin to imagine how you come up with an idea and then execute it with plants and structures.  I think it must take great teamwork above all.

Only wish I could have taken some herb plants home.  Got to work with the TSA on that one!  The Cottage Herbery will sadly not be at any RHS shows, but from a look at where they will be across the UK countryside, they will be busy.  They are open for organized groups.  So contact them if you would like a tour for your group.  Kim Hurst is the author of a new book published by Timber Press called "Hidden Histories Herbs".  I'm looking forward to getting a copy in the very near future.

Was happy to see the butcher and other stalls promoting UK products.  Malvern reminded me a lot of the Philadelphia Flower Show with the competitions of different flowers and vegetables.  I particularly was fond of the troughs, both first place awards were particularly good.  The school awards made me smile because you should always try to get your children involved in gardening in any aspect.  So I have more photos to share tomorrow.  Going to try and get this trip posted by the end of the week.  It is almost a year ago that it happened!

The sun is trying to shine here.  We are much warmer today than yesterday.  Still up and down.  Hope you are having a great weekend.  Oh, one more photo of Bambi in the garden!  Way too early!  Can't let them get too comfortable!  Talk to you later. 

Blending in with the Garden!

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