Take a look at the line up and get excited for RHS Malvern’s marvellous gardens!
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2022 Show Gardens
2022 FEATURE GARDENS
THE VITAMIN G GARDEN
ALAN WILLIAMS, JO WHILEY & LANDSCAPIA
Illustration credit: Mark Glynne-Jones
The Vitamin G Garden is designed by Alan Williams from Landform Consultants in conjunction with BBC Radio 2 presenter Jo Whiley, and built by Landscapia.
The Vitamin G Garden is the first RHS Feature Garden to come to RHS Malvern. It is inspired by the evidence-based research that was published in April 2021 by Professor Alistair Griffiths and Dr Lauriane Chalman-Pui that proves how gardening benefits our mental, physical and social wellbeing.
The garden is based around a series of interconnecting capsules that form a daily dose of Vitamin G. It incorporates an area for contemplation, relaxation and restoration. A studio filled with art and plants is sited here and hosts a science hub that will gather data from visitors capturing their responses to the garden. The studio opens out onto a meditation or yoga platform that nestles next to a plunge pool and circular lawned area. The adjacent area of the garden is inspired by social interaction.
It features an enclosed paved area with dining table encircled by a reclaimed timber screen. The scented planting stimulates the senses and the mind, encouraging connections to be made around the table with neighbours, friends and family.
JESS RUSSELL-PERRY AND TASK ACADEMY
Recent times has taught us the value of our outdoor space and how being able to connect with it vastly improves our lives.
These gardens seek to demonstrate that a designed garden is within everyone’s reach with a little ingenuity, a spot of recycling or repurposing and a lot of fun in its creation. The gardens are designed by RHS Malvern Show Lead Jess Russell-Perry and built by TASK Academy.
The premise is that the showgoer will take on the work themselves – either up-skilling with a course from an academy such as TASK or asking a friend, neighbour or family member with the required skills to help them.
The gardens feature primarily soft landscaping, purely because hard landscaping is expensive and not as planet friendly. The planting is designed to attract pollinators and wildlife with sustainable construction alternatives included wherever possible
PLATINUM JUBILEE GARDEN
JESS RUSSELL-PERRY & THREE COUNTIES’ APPRENTICES
Illustration credit: Mark Glynne-Jones
The Platinum Jubilee Garden is a new permanent feature garden at the Showground created to celebrate the historic reign of Her Majesty The Queen.
The garden will sit on the site of the current Wellbeing Garden and will be filled with Queen Elizabeth II’s favourite plants and shrubs, as well as plants named after her.
RHS Malvern is working closely with the Three Counties’ Estates Team and supporting the further development of two apprentices, Kierran Phelps and Theo Clifford, who are students at Pershore College to do the planting and build the garden.
Three Counties are running a competition to design and make the metal gates which will mark the entrance to the garden.
WELCOME TO THE JUNGLE
PETER DOWLE, LEAF CREATIVE
Peter Dowle (Leaf Creative) is returning to the Festival Green with the first ever Houseplant feature garden, and it’s supersized!
Encased in two giant clear domes, Peter will bring the wonderful world of houseplants to visitors by demonstrating different habitats and providing inspirational ideas for showgoers to take home.
This immersive, walk-through experience will transport visitors to a place far away as they experience a taste of the exotic in an inspiring space.
2022 SCHOOL GARDEN CHALLENGE
St Briavels, Wye Forest Federation school garden challenge design 2022
RHS Malvern Spring Festival School Garden Challenge is an opportunity for schools in the three counties of Worcestershire, Herefordshire and Gloucestershire to bring together different aspects of the school curriculum into a single project, culminating in the creation of a school garden at the Show.
The successful 2022 applications are Bredon School, Pershore College (WCG), Primary QuEST Multi-Academy Trust, RGS Worcester, St Briavel’s Primary School and Woodfield Academy.