Great Pavilion of Art and Flowers

Step inside the Great Pavilion of Art and Flowers and see our theme for the festival, the Great Exhibition of 1851, come alive.  The pavilion showcases the way the natural world has inspired artists throughout the centuries.

Showing how horticulture can inspire great heights of creativity, the pavilion’s remarkable airborne floral centrepiece is being crafted by celebrated floral designer Jonathan Moseley.

Suspended from the roof, three miniature classic Morgan cars are festooned with scarlet Anthuriums, golden Sunflowers and burnt orange Alstroemeria alongside sculptural Strelitzia, elegant Eremurus and a riot of roses in shades of gold, burnt oranges, rich tangerine and burgundy reds.

British Cut Flower Growers & Flower Theatre 

Expert floral designer, Jonathan Moseley, joined by a host of talented florists are creating beautiful displays showcasing the fine art of floristry.

The bijou floral theatre features daily talks and demos on the art of flower arranging featuring special guests including Jonathan Moseley (pictured right with the floor to ceiling floral fountain he built at RHS Malvern Spring Festival 2017) and Nick Grounds. Head next door into the Shopping Arcade where Jonathan and Nick will be holding hands on workshops. 

Cottage in the Wood Lounge

Located in the heart of the pavilion the Cottage in the Wood Lounge, offers a range of tasting dishes produced with fresh local ingredients by The Cottage in the Wood’s Head Chef Mark Redwood, a special edition for this year's festival created by the hotel's mixologist Jake make sure you try the RHS Malvern floral gin cocktail. 

This striking space has been designed by Nelson Design Ltd, a London based interior design studio, to create a memorable experience and unique dining experience. 

Museum of Royal Worcester

Unique exhibits from the Museum of Royal Worcester are on display for visitors to appreciate alongside featured highlights of Royal Worcester’s presence at the Great Exhibition. The museum takes visitors on a journey of how styles have evolved over time to the modern porcelain available today.

Enjoy live talks and demonstrations by past factory artists and learn about flower making, the intricate skills of the decorators and the camaraderie and rivalry that existed between departments and be sure to find a unique souvenir from their stand.

Floral Art

Home to works of art, all created from flowers and foliage. This is a delight for the senses with the exhibition full of colour and fragrance. 

The class categories have been chosen relating back to the Great Exhibition of 1851 theme and include Crystal Palace and British Design. Youngsters are encouraged to join in too with classes inspired by Beatrix Potter, Harry Potter plus Magic and Mystery. 

Visitors inspired by this art can learn to make simple arrangements under the expert tutorship of Nick Grounds in the Floral Theatre.