Special Guests 2022

Michael Perry

Every Day

Michael – also known as Mr Plant Geek- offers a different perspective on growing, with a passion for strange and unusual plants, and fresh ways with patio planting. He’s a regular on TV, bringing fun and frolics to Steph’s Packed Lunch, QVC and creates stimulating unique content for his social media channels.
Michael is our Affordable Gardens champion and visitors can find Michael on the Nurture and Festival Theatres throughout the event.

Monty Don OBE Michael Perry Every Day

JO WHILEY

Fri Only

BBC Radio 2 presenter Jo Whiley returns to RHS Malvern in 2022 having co-designed one of the gardens at the show.

Photo credit: RHS / HANNAH MCKAY

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REG MOULE

Theatre Host - Every Day

Theatre Host – Every Day

One of Worcestershire’s best loved gardening personalities, radio broadcaster Reg has received five garden radio broadcasting awards from the Garden Media Guild.  He manages David’s Nurseries near Worcester, and received the RHS long service medal in 2014 to mark 42 years in the horticultural trade.

Monty Don OBE REG MOULE Theatre Host - Every Day

ELLEN MARY

Every day

Every day

Ellen lives and breathes gardening from hosting a horticultural radio show on Future Radio to co-hosting The Plant Based Podcast. Having appeared on TV in both the UK and USA, Ellen now writes for gardening magazines and has features in publications around the globe. Her book The Joy of Gardening was released in 2021 and her second book How to Grow a Garden is due to be released in July 2022. Ellen has spoken at many RHS shows including Chelsea and Chatsworth plus other in numerous countries, and has appeared on many TV shows. She also eats a plant based diet and feels at her most peaceful self when on her allotment in Norfolk.

You can catch Ellen hosting the Nurture Theatre at RHS Malvern.

Monty Don OBE ELLEN MARY Every day

JEREMY PANG

Thu & Fri

Thu & Fri

Despite the first few years of life where eating was a task rather than a pleasure, Jeremy soon developed his zest and curiosity for food, following his family’s move from the UK to Singapore at age ten. After whetting his palate amidst the bustling hawker centres, Jeremy soon realised the importance and correlation between basic cooking skills and eating well. He attributes his love of food to his father, who was keen for him to experience exciting flavours and exotic foods whilst he was a young boy.

School of Wok founder, author and TV chef Jeremy Pang comes from three generations of Chinese chefs. Over the years, Jeremy’s expertise in the Chinese food industry has continued to gain recognition, winning both Rising Young Star and Best Specialist Cookery School at the British Cookery School Awards 2015. Since then, his recipes and work has been featured in a wide variety of publications & online media including: theguardian.comindependent.co.uk, The Sunday Times Newspaper, Delicious & BBC Good Food Magazine, plus BBC Food. Along with regular appearances on UK tv show’s including: Channel 4’s Sunday Brunch, Ainsley’s Food We Love & Nadiya’s Family Feasts for ITV, Jeremy also recently joined BBC1’s ‘Ready, Steady, Cook’ for the latest series, made his debut talking food on BBC Radio 2 and is a regular panellist on BBC Radio 4’s acclaimed ‘The Kitchen Cabinet’.

Jeremy’s ability in bringing food to life with a refreshing laid back, straight-forward approach, has helped him to build an ever-growing and thriving specialist cookery school in London, develop & produce delicious recipes, and create innovative teaching techniques that are making their way through the culinary world.

Jeremy’s YouTube channel now has over 350k subscribers and 22 million+ video views worldwide.

The NEW cookbook Jeremy Pang’s School of Wok will also be available in all good bookstores from May 26th and is available to pre-order now from Amazon.

His favourite phrase? Ni Chi Fan Le Ma “Have you eaten yet?”

Monty Don OBE JEREMY PANG Thu & Fri

FRANCES TOPHILL

Fri & Sat

Fri & Sat

Frances is part of the presenting team for ITV’s Love Your Garden, together the team have travelled all over the country giving surprise transformations to the outdoor spaces of some very deserving people.  Frances’ role is predominantly plant-based, working in the garden throughout the whole construction of the site and lending a helping hand with the landscaping when it is needed.

Frances is involved with the RHS campaign for school gardening and is passionate about enthusing young people to get into horticulture.  She is working on a number of community gardening projects in the South West and is also helping the redevelopment of some costal gardens that were damaged by the 2014 storms.  This is a particular passion of hers having grown up by the sea and was also part of her degree specialisation.

Monty Don OBE FRANCES TOPHILL Fri & Sat

JONATHAN MOSELEY

Every Day

Every Day

Jonathan Moseley is one of the country’s most respected horticulturalists, with a reputation for being at the cutting edge of floristry.

His passion for gardening and flowers bloomed when he was just eight. His earliest memories are sowing and growing flowers with his grandfather and visiting the local flower shows together. By 11, he had his own greenhouse, supplying plants to family and friends – and even the local village shop. At 13, he was making his own mark at horticultural shows, winning a bevy of trophies for his floral finesse.

From Chelsea to Chatsworth, Woburn Abbey to the RHS gardens at Wisley Jonathan has gathered flowers and foliage from the best gardens within the country to create his amazing floral creations and he is delighted to be returning to RHS Malvern Spring Festival to delight audiences once again with his highly popular floral demonstrations.

Monty Don OBE JONATHAN MOSELEY Every Day

SABRINA GHAYOUR

Sat & Sun

Sat & Sun

British-Iranian Chef and food writer Sabrina Ghayour is a self-taught cook and multi-award winning, 5-time best-selling author who made her name hosting the hugely popular ‘Sabrina’s Kitchen’ supper club in London and across the UK. Sabrina specialises in Persian and Modern Middle Eastern flavours for food that’s bold, flavoursome and accessible, winning her legions of devoted fans for her recipes, books and writing.

Sabrina has become the nation’s ‘go to’ girl for Persian and Middle Eastern recipes, history and ingredient wisdom and has a column in Olive Magazine and Yorkshire Life and her work is regularly featured in the newspapers and food and lifestyle magazines across the globe.

Sabrina consults for airlines, supermarkets, caterers, restaurants, private members clubs, retailers and food and drink brands, where her invaluable expertise on the food and ingredients of the Persian and Middle Eastern region is regularly sought out for work on product, menu and brand development.

She hosts her own Supperclubs at venues around the Country including prestigious Northcote, Limewood and Barboun restaurants and has taught cookery classed for over a decade, specialising in Persian, Modern Middle Eastern, Turkish, Moroccan, Lebanese and Georgian classes teaching both corporate and private clients as well as teaching at the country’s most prestigious cookery schools and institutions up and down the Country.

Monty Don OBE SABRINA GHAYOUR Sat & Sun

JAMES ALEXANDER-SINCLAIR

Theatre Host - Every Day

Theatre Host – Every Day

Garden designer James is an award-winning writer and has designed gardens around the world. He writes for Gardeners’ World magazine and has been part of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show BBC coverage since 2008. He helped set up the Moscow Flower Show in 2012.

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SUE KENT

Sun

Sun

Sue Kent from BBC Gardeners’ World gardens not only with her small hands but also with her feet due to an upper limb difference. Gardening in Wales for over 30 years she has  a knowledge of plant choices and design ideas to make gardening easy and enjoyable for every age and ability.

A sports massage therapist for many years Sue understands many of the physical aches and pains gardeners can have and and how to avoid them. She looks at some of the issues more mature gardeners may have and shares tools, plants and design ideas to keep safe and keep gardening.

Sue will be delivering talks across the day on Sunday in the Nurture and Festival theatres.

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MARK DIACONO

Theatre Host - Every Day

Theatre Host – Every Day

Mark is an award winning food and garden writer and photographer, lucky enough to spend most of his time growing, eating, writing and talking about food. His refreshing approach to growing and eating has done much to inspire a new generation to grow some of what they eat and to make the most of it in the kitchen. Mark has written and photographed 13 books, winning Food Book of the Year twice, and Garden Book of the Year twice. He was involved with River Cottage in the early days, appearing in the TV series and writing three of the River Cottage Handbook series. Mark also runs courses, hosts and demos at food and garden shows, and runs events at venues such as Limewood and The Pig Hotels.

Monty Don OBE MARK DIACONO Theatre Host - Every Day

VALENTINE WARNER

Every Day

Every Day

Valentine Warner is a cook, food writer and broadcaster. Training originally as a portrait painter he went on to become a chef in London’s kitchens for five years before running his own catering company.

Saying the right thing at the right time Valentine suddenly found himself on television, where his deep love of cooking, nature and travel has seen him make seven series and contribute to others. His appearances have spanned a few channels BBC, UKTV and Fox International and written articles have been published for a variety of magazines and newspapers. He loves radio, an opportunity to describe things pictorially whilst also bringing a strong sense of storytelling to his food generally.

Valentine has written four cookery books, three of which he illustrated – What to Eat Now, What to Eat Now More Please, The Good Table and What to Eat Next. He would generally prefer to be found in a field rather than an office and is most likely to be holding tongs a fishing rod or a mossy stick.

Monty Don OBE VALENTINE WARNER Every Day

CAROL KLEIN

Thu

Thu

Gardening expert Carol has appeared on Gardeners’ World since 1989, and presented programmes including Carol Klein’s Plant Odysseys, Grow Your Own Veg and Life in a Cottage Garden, following a year in her garden. She has written numerous books and writes a column for The Guardian.

Photo credit:  Jonathan Buckley

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RAYMOND BLANC OBE

Thu Only

Thu Only

Raymond Blanc is acknowledged as one of the finest chefs in the world. Completely self-taught, his influence on gastronomy has been so great that he is the only chef to have been honoured with both an OBE from Britain and the equivalent of a knighthood from France. Chef patron of Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, A Belmond Hotel, Oxfordshire, his restaurant has retained two Michelin stars for over 37 years and many of his protégés have gone to achieve Michelin stars themselves.

Raymond has nurtured some of the country’s most respected chefs including Michael Caines, Marco Pierre White and Ollie Dabbous.  33 of his protégées have gone on to win Michelin stars for themselves.

Raymond was the founder of Brasserie Blanc, a group of brasseries serving high-quality French cuisine in a relaxed atmosphere as well as a best-selling author. His latest book ‘Simply Raymond Recipes from Home’ published in April 2021 to accompany his ITV television series that aired in January 2021 on ITV. Series 2 of Simply Raymond Blanc airs on ITV in January 2022.

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ARIT ANDERSON

Thu, Fri & Sat

Thu, Fri & Sat

Hailing from Isleworth in South West London, the garden designer originally worked in fashion before turning to agriculture, and has won several awards for her stunning creations. She first made her name at the 2013 RHS Chelsea Show, and has only become more successful since!

Arit is perhaps best known for presenting Gardeners’ World, and is also a keen writer for Gardens’ World Magazine as well as, of course, her work on Garden Rescue. 

Arit will be the face of the Nurture Theatre at RHS Malvern 2022.

Photo credit: Julian Winslow

 

Monty Don OBE ARIT ANDERSON Thu, Fri & Sat

Monty Don OBE

Sat Only

Monty Don O.B.E. is the UK’s leading garden writer and broadcaster. He has been making television programmes for over twenty years on a range of topics, spanning travel, craft, outdoor living and, principally, gardening. He has been lead presenter of the BBC’s Gardener’s World since 2003 and since 2011 the programme has come from his own garden, Longmeadow, in Herefordshire. Monty has also made acclaimed prime time series such as Around the World in 80 Gardens, Monty Don’s Italian Gardens, Monty Don’s French Gardens, The Secret History of the British Garden, Monty Don’s Paradise Gardens & three series of Big Dreams, Small Spaces.

Photo credit: Marsha Arnold 

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