Experts At RHS Malvern Spring Festival

Chris Beardshaw

Every Day

RHS Malvern Spring Festival ambassador and a celebrated Designer, Plantsman and Broadcaster Chris Beardshaw has clocked up over 30 years’ experience in the horticultural world.

Known for his BBC television and radio work Chris is also a well-loved speaker and lecturer and is the author of 4 books.  He is a long-standing panel member of BBC Radio 4’s Gardeners’ Question Time and his broadcasting experience spans 18 years including major BBC2 series The Flying Gardener, Gardeners’ World & Hidden Gardens. 

Chris has designed gardens for English Heritage, National Trust, Great Ormond Street Hospital, Le Manoir aux Quat’Saison, The Royal Parks alongside his popular show gardens which have earned him 12 RHS Gold Medals and in 2018 the coveted Best Show Garden at RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

Picture credit: Richard Kendal

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Lee Connelly

Every Day

Lee Connelly, The Skinny Jean Gardener, from BBC Blue Peter is on a mission to create memories with the family out in the garden. Inspiring the family with weekly gardening podcasts and Youtube uploads, Lee believes that no matter how big your garden we can all be gardeners

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Carol Klein

Fri, Sat & Sun

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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Sarah Raven

Sat & Sun

Sarah Raven is a woman of many talents: she has worked as a doctor at the Royal Sussex County Hospital in Brighton and is now a broadcaster, teacher and writer. Since the publication of her first book The Cutting Garden she has led the way over the last two decades in introducing a new kind of productive gardening which fuses intense colour, elegance and do-ability, bridging all kinds of gardening from dark rich dahlia glories, to subtler smoky modern colours of poppies, roses, sweet peas, and all kinds of vegetable deliciousness. She runs her own gardening and cookery school at Perch Hill in East Sussex, and is the author of many books.

Photo credit:  Jonathan Buckley

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Joe Swift

Fri, Sat & Sun

Joe studied garden design at The English Gardening School at the Chelsea Physic Garden, while setting up his own landscaping company. A presenter on BBC Gardeners’ World since 1998, Joe regularly helps present the BBC coverage of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. He is also a designer and writer.

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Jo Whiley

Sat only

BBC Radio 2 presenter and gardening lover Jo Whiley returns to RHS Malvern Spring Festival. This time, for a special evening concert on Saturday night: Jo Whiley's Garden Party. 

Find out more about RHS Malvern Spring Festival's live music.

Photo credit: RHS / HANNAH MCKAY

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Theatre Hosts At RHS Malvern Spring Festival

James Alexander-Sinclair

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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Mark Diacono

Theatre Host - Every Day

Mark has a long association with Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall’s River Cottage series, having led the gardening team there. A food writer, grower and photographer, Mark also won the André Simon Food Book of the Year Award in 2015 for A Year at Otter Farm, based on his Devon smallholding.

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Reg Moule

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. 

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Jonathan Moseley

Theatre Host - Every Day

The floral expert from the BBC’s The Big Allotment Challenge, Jonathan is an international demonstrator of floristry, based in Derbyshire. A National Demonstrator for the National Association of Flower Arrangement Societies, Jonathan is renowned for creating large-scale floral designs with speed, efficiency and entertainment, bringing floral theatre to a whole new level.

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