Show Gardens

The RHS Malvern Spring Festival’s Show Gardens are a real treat for any visitor. Created by top designers, including RHS Gold Medal Winners, the gardens entice, surprise and delight visitors year in and year out.

We give designers free rein so that they can let their creativity determine the theme of their garden, often yielding spectacular results. Previous years have seen gardens inspired by the mystique of Japan, an homage to Capability Brown and a rustic Italian cloister.

As you wander the Show Gardens, be sure to look out for the prestigious RHS medals awarded by the judges. These, along with some of the other outstanding gardens, are featured live on BBC Gardeners’ World on the Friday evening of the festival.

But the Show Gardens don’t just give you an opportunity to observe stunning gardens. Many of the garden designers will be on hand to answer your questions and offer tips to help you transform your own garden, whatever you have planned for it.

The judging panel are currently looking at the entries for the 2018 festival and we will reveal these shortly.  

Best Show Garden 2017

'At One With ... A Meditation Garden' is a quiet retreat within a larger garden designed for meditation, yoga or simply a place to relax. The meditation area is a sunken circular area wrapped with planting and water by the side of a large pool. The sound is broken by three spring outlets into the pool, representing the Malvern Spring Water and the backdrop is a full profile of the hills.

Designer: Peter Dowle 

Garden Sponsors: Cotswold Stone Quarries, Classiflora Zelari,

Garden Contractor:  Howle Hill Nursery