The first of a new series of open-air gardening events, the Malvern Plant and Garden Fair, sold out of the limited number of pre bookable tickets. These were restricted by 25% of the normal capacity, to ensure visitors had plenty of space to roam within the 90-acre Three Counties Showground in Malvern.
Vibrant with plants-people and gardening royalty, the alfresco Picnic Theatre, dressed by Form Plants, Torc Pots and Kate Rees, was host to autumnal floral demonstrations created by flower arranging virtuoso Jonathan Moseley, and talks from industry experts including Carol Klein, James Alexander Sinclair, Mark Diacono and award-winning garden designer, Mark Gregory.
Villagio Verde created a postcard view of its Greek Taverna Cove garden, a design that it will bring to full life when it returns for the RHS Malvern Spring Festival in May 2021.
Diana Walton, head of shows at Three Counties, says: “We have been overwhelmed by the support shown to us by exhibitors, contractors and visitors. It has been a heart- warming experience to put together a two day extravaganza on our beautiful spacious outdoor site, which has given a haven of opportunity and excitement to all.”
The Three Counties Showground has been awarded the VisitEngland ‘We’re Good to Go’ industry charter mark. This verifies that the showground meets the government and public health guidance on COVID-19 and that it has all the required health and safety processes in place to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable visit.