The Royal Horticultural Society Malvern Spring Festival is hosted annually at Three Counties Showground in Malvern.
Over 100,000 people are expected to descend on the Three Counties Showground across the four-day event from May 10-13. Whilst it is the gardening show for the Midlands and South West region, it attracts a national spotlight.
Set against the backdrop of the picturesque Malvern Hills, the theme for RHS Malvern Spring Fair 2018 will bring influences of The Great Exhibition of 1851 into 21st century living.
Head of Show, Diana Walton, said: “We're channelling the spirit of the Great Exhibition with plenty of innovation, education and a spectacular day out. There’ll be so much for visitors to explore. We’re also linking into the ambition of the Great Exhibition and hoping that just as its influence lived on long after the event, our visitors will have such a memorable day it will leave a lasting impression for many years to come.”
The town of Malvern was put into the global spotlight in 1851 when its prized waters formed the Great Exhibition centrepiece. At the opening ceremony, led by Queen Victoria, its waters cascaded through a magnificent 26ft crystal Schweppes fountain.
Diana added: “We’ll certainly have our own striking features to admire. We’ve introduced lots of fresh aspects to surprise and delight such as Giant Terrariums and The Great Pavilion of Art & Flowers, as well as our brand new garden feature, Green Living Spaces. We believe that we showcase the very best in gardening, food and lifestyle, from our inspiring show gardens and award-winning nurseries to fabulous food from inspirational chefs and lots of family fun, we know our 2018 festival is going to be magnificent.”