Grow & Know

Centred around an Eco Marquee with talks on sustainable gardening, demonstrations and interactive art.  If you're looking for inspiration or top tips on growing then this is the place to be.

Our Cookery Theatre finds a new home here in Grow & Know. Hosted by award winning author Mark Diacono, he is cooking with ingredients you can easily grow at home. 

Grow & Cook Theatre

The cookery theatre finds a new home in Grow & Know.  Our experts are on hands to show you how easy it is to create delicious recipes from food you can simply grow at home. There are no limitations when it comes to growing spaces, from containers, window sills, allotments and gardens there is something to ignite everyone's imagination

Grow to Show Competitions

No experience is need here just a bunch of enthusiasm and imaginations. Local enthusiast come together to showcase their home grown specimens in the Grow to Show competitions.

Eco, Green and Growing 

After the success of the community food feature at last year's RHS Malvern Spring Festival, RHS Gold Medal winning Hannah Genders and her team are back with the EGG - Eco, Green and Growing. With thanks to Resonance, a social impact investment company who help community projects get started, for their support.

Themed around growing food in the community - discover live music, talks on eco gardening, demonstrations including willow weaving workshops and interactive art, all centred around a Tree Marquee designed and built by Robert Cox out of sustainable timber, power for the marquee will be supplied through solar energy.

The Orchard created by Frank Matthews Ltd showcases varieties of orchard fruit trees, here you can also discover the work Colwall Community Orchard who have planted over 450 fruit trees, many of which are local varieties. The Farming Sisters return to the festival, fresh from running their Forest School educating children where food comes from, with a display in The Orchard.

The Urban Area had lots of fun activities to get involved with. Eco Birmingham, showcases how communities can grow together. On Friday discover ‘Malvern Welcomes’ a project showcasing the support being offered to Syrian refuges in the area.

National Plant Societies 

Home to a selection of hand picked plant societies with a wealth of knowledge and friendly advice on how to grow plants and vegetables. The Plant Societies joining us this in 2018 were:

  • British Fuchsia Society
  • Cottage Garden Society
  • Gloucestershire Federation of Gardening Societies
  • Gloucestershire Organic Gardening Group
  • Hardy Plant Society
  • Institute of Groundsmanship
  • National Allotment Society
  • National Dahlia Society
  • National Rose Society
  • National Vegetable Society
  • Plant Heritage
  • West Midlands and Iris Group