Chris Beardshaw has been announced as the new ‘ambassador for RHS Malvern Spring Festival’.
RHS Malvern Spring Festival is held at The Three Counties Show Ground, and the festival runs from 7-10 May 2020.
Chris, who grew up in locally in Worcestershire, has been a regular at Malvern Spring Show for over 20 years. He has appeared in a variety of roles, from designing show gardens, to scholarship mentor, judge and speaker.
He designed his first show garden at Malvern Spring Festival in 1999 and he has since been awarded 13 RHS gold medals and six times Best in Show.
Speaking about his new role, Chris Beardshaw said:
“To be asked to be an ambassador for my local show is a real honour. I have been involved in gardening events in the UK and around world, in a variety of roles which has given me a range of show experience from a number of different perspectives.
“I am really looking forward to flying the flag for the show and helping to attract gardeners and plant lovers from throughout the UK to come and visit us. We are also working with the show’s team in the development of some interesting new ideas which will confirm Malvern Spring Festival as the very best family day out in the gardening calendar.”
Head of Shows at Malvern Diana Walton said: “Chris is a particular favourite at Malvern – with our team as much as visitors. We have all watched his career progress so successfully from those first beginnings here at Malvern. He understands this show so well and how we are the breaking ground for lots of new talent and starting point for much of the work done in the garden over the spring and summer months. I know he will be a wonderful ambassador and we are very excited to be working with him.”
RHS Malvern Spring Festival takes place from May 7-10. Advance tickets are now on sale now, with prices starting at just £19 for RHS and Three Counties members, or £21 for the general public. Children under 16 go free. Group tickets are also available.
For further information visit www.rhsmalvern.co.uk or call 0844 811 0050