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RHS Malvern Spring Festival announces exciting new theme for 2024 show

The RHS Malvern Spring Festival, afour-day seasonal showcase of pioneering new gardening trends and creative outdoor living spaces, in association with My Pension Expert, will make a triumphant return to Three Counties Showground, Malvern from 9 – 12 May 2024, with a brand-new theme: ‘Gardening for Change’.

The RHS Malvern Spring Festival has an outstanding reputation as the trailblazer of the RHS Floral Show season. The 2024 festival will showcase the country’s best-known expert horticulturalists and TV gardening personalities, the crowning of the very first RHS award-winning gardens of the year, the latest in horticultural trends, plus lots of tips and advice to put into action in your own green space. 

The theme for 2024’s festival, ‘Gardening for Change’,will celebrate evolution in the world of horticulture, embracing the positive impact it has on the environment, people and wellbeing. The Festival’s carefully considered programme for 2024 will look to inspire a new wave of green-fingered individuals, equipping them with practical knowledge of resilient gardening techniques to cope with the changing climate. Some of the exciting new features of next year’s show include celebrating the accessibility and versatility of houseplants, insights into planting for the future, plus interactive demonstrations, thematic zones and immersive feature gardens.

Following huge success last year, the Tips & Tricks area will return with buckets full of helpful advice and handy upcycling and cost-saving tips from experts.

The RHS Floral Marquee, alongside the Plant Village and Pavilions,will all return fully stocked by more of the UK’s top nurseries, providing the opportunity to seek advice from expert growers and to buy choice plants and rare gems to fill gardens and homes.

This year’s RHS Malvern Spring Festival will see even more pioneering Show Gardens than last year’s festival. Each garden will be meticulously designed by leading and emerging horticultural talents, and scrutinized by the RHS judges for the coveted gold medal prize.

The Festival Theatre will once again feature a stellar line-up of expert horticulturalists and TV gardening personalities, including Alan Titchmarsh MBE – one of Britain’s best-loved gardeners, writers and television presenters – whilst the new Kitchen Garden will host mouth-watering demonstrations from some of the country’s most talented chefs, with details to be unveiled in early 2024.

A visit to RHS Malvern Spring Festival makes an excellent day out for families, and there will be plenty of family fun for all ages in the Discovery Zone across the long weekend, with arts and crafts sessions, science-based activities, workshops and entertainment.

A brand-new ‘Taster Ticket’ has been introduced for 2024, and is a great way to experience a first glimpse into this vibrant, popular show. Priced at just £15, the Taster Ticket welcomes visitors into the showground from 2pm on Saturday 11 May. It’s the ideal choice for those looking to visit the show for the first time, families looking for a fun afternoon out, or anyone looking to do some dedicated plant shopping to liven up their own green spaces.

Jane Edwards, Head of Shows at Three Counties Showground, commented, ‘The countdown to next year’s RHS Malvern Spring Festival has officially begun! Whether you’re after garden inspiration, want to be wowed by award-winning displays of blooms or want to get some top tips from horticultural experts, join us for this celebration of gardening next spring at the foot of the stunning Malvern Hills.’

Tickets for the RHS Malvern Spring Festival 2024 start from just £26 (with under 16s free of charge) and can be bought here

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