Green Living Spaces

This year we have introduced a new garden category called Green Living Spaces. This new category asks designers to find inspiring solutions for compact, unusual and urban outdoor spaces. Within this category designers can create either a Balcony Garden, Patio Garden or Freestyle Space.


The Moscow Flower Show exchange programme, now in its second year, sees an overseas designer given the opportunity to design a garden at RHS Malvern Spring Festival. In return one lucky British designer will also have the chance to showcase their garden at the Moscow Flower Show.  Last year Mark and Gig Eveleigh took up this opportunity, take a look at their adventure at Moscow Flower Show.

Many designers who take their first steps at Malvern go on to become some of the UKs very best garden designers. Chris Beardshaw, Paul Hervey-Brookes and Diarmuid Gavin all showcased their garden design skills first at Malvern before going on to have successful careers.

We are busy selecting gardens for the 2018 festival, we'll be revealing these very soon. 

Best Spa Garden 2017

Designing the garden, we considered each item as a whole and separately. Like every object consisting of molecules, the basic elements of the garden are divided into parts, whilst maintaining their individual functions. The items retain harmony, and get additional aesthetics.

Our garden is the enclosed zone of a spa area in a Russian resort. It is designed for guests to relax in after spa treatments. The enclosed garden allows guests to enjoy nature in a peaceful atmosphere away from other guests. We want to convey the beauty of the hilly landscape at sunrise: a timber panel symbolizes the rising sun, and the curves of the hills influenced the silhouettes of the loungers.

Designer:  Denis Kalashnikov and Ekaterina Bolotova