The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) has revealed that this year’s RHS Malvern Spring Festival will not take place due to the ongoing impact of the pandemic. The news comes after this morning’s announcement that the RHS Chelsea Flower Show will be postponed from May to September.
In a statement, the RHS has said: “With fantastic support from our garden designers, nurseries and traders we had hoped to go ahead with reduced numbers and the addition of an extra day but it has become clear with the current level of uncertainty around outdoor events that we are not going to be able to create RHS Malvern Spring Festival this year.
“We would like to offer ticket holders the opportunity to roll over to next year or a refund. We will be contacting all ticket purchasers within the next 14 days so please refrain from contacting us as this will only slow our processes down.
“Public health and safety remains our number one priority, for the sake of our staff, visitors and for our wider community.
“Currently, the cancellation advice only affects RHS Malvern Spring Festival and The Good Life Show both to be held in May.
“Our shows team is working hard to deliver a very special Malvern Autumn Show later in the year on the weekend of 25-26 September. By then we hope to see the vaccination programme fully rolled out and infection rates under control and we will of course continue to follow Government advice.
“We would like to thank our visitors, exhibitors, sponsors and all who support our shows and we remain hopeful of better times ahead.”