Grow at RHS Malvern Spring Festival

Interested in growing your own plants or fruit and veg? Then Grow is the destination for you.

Grow & Cook Theatre

Discover our Grow and Cook Theatre hosted by Mark Diacono. You can pick up tips from top chefs including Raymond Blanc (Thu) and John Torode (Fri & Sat). Take note as chefs show you how easy it is to create recipes with food you can grow at home.

There are no limitations when it comes to growing at home no matter the space you have. From containers, window sills, allotments and gardens there is something to ignite everyone's imagination.

Visit our Experts page for a full list of guests you can see at the festival.

Eco, Green and Gardening

Gardening expert Hannah Genders returns to host Eco, Green and Growing. Expect a festival feel with live music, talks on eco-gardening, demonstrations and workshops all around the theme of gardening, food growing, community and eco living.

The central tepee is an interactive space where you can hear exciting stories and learn about climate change gardening, wildlife and ecology.

At the front of the tepee discover ways to grow food, rural crafts and forest school farming. A community orchard, an area where you learn about composting and even a repair café are part of this insightful area. The repair café will be offering repairs and advice throughout the festival. If you’d like to bring along an item for hand sewing repair or would like advice on tool or general repairs, please pay them a visit and take a look at their timetable for more information. 

Come and meet inspiring people, enjoy the space, learn something new or sit back and listen to the music. 

Grow to Show Competitions

You don't need experience here, just a bunch of enthusiasm and imagination. This is the place for gardening enthusiast to showcase their home-grown produce.

Individuals, groups, societies and clubs compete in a range of classes for a host of awards. Classes include hanging baskets, cut flowers, vegetables and pot plants. There’s a class for budding photographers too. Make sure you check out the much anticipated new class for 2019, a pan of violas or pansies.

Grow and Know

Home to a selection of handpicked plant societies. They have a wealth of knowledge and friendly advice they want to share with you. For the first time, these experts will also be selling some of their prized plants.

With a larger marquee, 25% more societies exhibiting than in 2018 and a Rose Show joining us this year, this is a great place to pick up top tips from enthusiastic growers.

The Plant Societies joining us in 2019 are:

  • British Cacti and Succulent Society
  • British Fuchsia Society
  • British Clematis 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 Sweet Pea Society
  • National Vegetable Society
  • Plant Heritage
  • Rose Society UK
  • West and Midlands Iris Society