A standout Malvern gardening festival is set to champion the transformative impacts of gardening on lives, communities and the planet.

RHS Malvern Spring Festival, set to be held between Thursday 9 to Sunday, May 12 at Three Counties Showground, Malvern, aims to inspire a new generation of gardening enthusiasts to sow and grow.

TV personalities such as Alan Titchmarsh MBE, Adam Frost and Frances Tophill will share their wisdom at the event, organised in association with My Pension Expert.


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This year's motto is 'Gardening for Change', and there will be heaps of guidance on techniques to increase garden resilience, ranging from improving soil, saving rainwater, planting for various weather conditions, and plenty of cost-saving tips.

A new Festival of Houseplants, in association with Green Rooms Markets, aims to encourage the growth of green indoor spaces.

Daily workshops will be conducted by experts on plant care and terrarium maintenance, such as Ben Newell of Worcester Terrariums.

Renowned plant enthusiast, Jonny Balchandani, otherwise known as The Bearded Plantaholic, will be demonstrating how to expand your houseplant collection for free, and offering tips for successful plant propagation.

Plant health and care experts will be available to answer queries and provide guidance to boost the vibrancy of indoor plants.

Kate Dufton, the festival's lead at Three Counties Showground, said: "This year’s theme is ‘Gardening for Change’, celebrating the ongoing evolution in the world of horticulture and embracing the positive impact this is having on the mental wellbeing of people, communities and the planet.

"Our 2024 Festival seeks to inspire a new wave of green-fingered individuals, equip visitors with a greater knowledge of resilient gardening techniques and generally celebrate gardening and community initiatives across the UK."

In response to living costs and the joy of nurturing plants, Proctor's will be providing herbaceous stalwarts such as achillea, leucanthemum and nepeta that can be divided and shared.

Seed seller Stocks & Green will offer vibrant annuals to fill visitors' gardens with summer colour.

Tickets for the RHS Malvern Spring Festival 2024 begin at £15 for a 'Taster Ticket' (with under 16s free).