CROWDS flocked to a four day flower show held at Three Counties Showground.

The popular RHS Malvern Spring Show was expected to have had more than 100,000 visitors, who enjoyed good weather throughout.

Now in its 33rd year the show has become the RHS’s biggest event outside London.

This year the landmark gardening and food event took its inspiration from the Great Exhibition of 1851.

Always a popular destination are the show gardens, which saw a number of RHS medals handed out.

Best show garden winners, Ruth Gwynn and Alan Williams, said: “We’re over the moon to be taking the top title, it means a great deal to receive this prestigious recognition.

"We wanted to bring bags of creativity to the table and engage the senses in our imagined Perfumer’s Garden.

"We hoped we were crafting a really spectacular show garden and we’re glad the judges agreed."

Diana Walton, head of RHS Malvern Spring Festival, said: “Our show gardens this year are as good as I have ever seen with a wonderful mix of whimsical, heartfelt, colourful and surprising designs that truly lift the spirits when you wander around them.

“So much hard work and dedication goes in to the creation of these spectacular designs, it’s wonderful to open our gates to our thousands of visitors to fully appreciate them.”

A world first which received a lot of attention was a special knitted garden crafted by Clare Young and a team of global knitters.

And there was celebrations as RGS Worcester's Gardening Club were commended for their garden design and received first prize for the Campaign to Protect Rural England, in the show's school garden competition.

Celebrities making an appearance over the weekend included gardening god Alan Titchmarsh, Masterchef judge John Torode, and BBC Gardeners' World presenters Chris Beardshaw, Carol Klein, Alys Fowler and Joe Swift.

Blue Peter legend Valerie Singleton also made a special visit to see the special Blue Peter garden, which has been created to celebrate 60 years of the popular children’s show.