ORGANISERS of a popular flower show in Worcestershire say more than 100,000 people walked through the doors during the four day event.
The landmark gardening and food event, the RHS Malvern Spring Festival which had a fresh look and theme this year, took place between May 11 and 14.
The event featured spectacular displays from a floral fountain the size of a semi detached house, the longest ever floral marquee and more than 100 specialist nurseries showing old favourites and new designs.
Celebrities at the event included Alan Titchmarsh, Raymond Blanc, Monty Don and BBC Gardeners’ World presenters, Carol Klein, Joe Swift, Adam Frost, as well as BBC Blue Peter gardener Chris Collins.
Meanwhile 14 schools, including one from Russia, took part in the much loved school garden challenge. The overall winner was Herefordshire school Cradley Church of England Primary's Exploration of an Astronaut’s Garden on Mars.
The winner of the festival's gold medals were At One With…A Meditation Garden by Howle Hill Nursery, for best show garden and best construction award, and Molecular Garden by Denis Kalashnikov and Ekaterina Bolotova, for best spa garden.
Head of RHS Malvern, Jane Furze, said: “What a phenomenal year for RHS Malvern Spring Festival, we couldn’t be happier with how it’s gone.
"We had so many exciting new features, alongside our usual vibrant lineup, which meant there was something for everyone to enjoy.
"Gardening and food royalty shared their bountiful knowledge and endless enthusiasm and hopefully festival goers will have left brimming with inspiration and ideas. We are also extremely pleased to announce that the festival now has a plant named after it, the gorgeous Dahlia Malvern Spring has been unveiled and will be available to buy next year.
"We’re now very much looking forward to Malvern Autumn Show in September when we can do it all again.”