Villaggio Verde would have celebrated their 10th consecutive RHS Malvern Spring Festival appearance in 2020, held at Three Counties Showground and attracting over 100,000 people annually.
When the cancellation of the show was announced, Villaggio Verde made the decision to build a spectacular virtual garden instead and have teamed up with Concepts Conveyed who produce immersive 3D renders and animations.
Named The Taverna Cove, Villaggio Verde show garden features pine and olive trees which surround a Mediterranean-inspired cove, with the structure of a family-owned secluded Greek Taverna, only accessible by sea or coastal path. The garden features Cork oak and bottlebrush trees and bright coloured Geraniums giving an authentic Greek feeling.
Villaggio Verde are releasing a series of visuals starting with breaking ground through to the official launch of the show garden on 7th May when you will be able to complete a virtual tour of the finished garden.
What is really special about this garden is the fact it incorporates waste and litter which has been cleansed from the sea by British fishermen.
Jason Hales Director of Villaggio Verde said “This year would have been very special for us and despite the challenges we are all having to deal day to day we really wanted to be able to bring our show garden to life and share it with the world.”
Head of Shows, Diana Walton, said: “The show gardens are our most popular destination at the festival. Villaggio Verde are true trailbazers pulling out all the stops to create a virtual experience that can be shared for the very first time with RHS Malvern visitors, followers and supporters.”
The virtual garden will be an active cove where water ebbs and flows. Small beaches around the cove leave evidence of fishing activities both from the past and present with small moored fishing boats in the waters and washed up lobster pots.
To add in some extra family fun Percseus the seagull will be making appearances during the build – so keep a look out for him!