THIS year's Malvern Spring Festival will be celebrating more than just its annual show with a plant business reaching a special landmark.

Caves Folly Nursery, based in Colwall, near Malvern, is celebrating its 45th year at the Spring Festival, Flower and Garden show that runs from May 9-12.

Growers of Peat Free and Organic Plants, the company has attended every Malvern Spring Festival since the inaugural event back in 1986.

It was one of the first Organic Nurseries in Europe to be licenced by the Soil Association and has been producing plants in peat free compost for over 35 years.

A permanent garden created by Caves Folly Nursery was constructed in 1993 with sustainability and organic practice at the heart of its design - and appears at the show each year.

It incorporates a number of features, including a summer house and small pond, based at the Three Counties Showground.

Malvern Gazette: The garden is a popular feature at the Malvern Spring FestivalThe garden is a popular feature at the Malvern Spring Festival (Image: Wil Leaper)

Proprietors Wil Leaper and Bridget Evans are looking forward to celebrating the company's special 45th anniversary at the 2024 edition of the show.

"We are very much looking forward to sharing our two special anniversaries at this years Malvern Garden Festival," said Mr Leaper.

"We have attended every Malvern Show since the first one 39 years ago and are also celebrating our 45th year in business.

"Our Showgarden has been a popular feature with visitors to the Show and we a have enjoyed sharing our organic gardening principles."

The Malvern Spring Festival is one of the highlights on the calendar, with people gathering in their droves for an event that has something for everyone.

The four-day show showcases new horticultural talent and the latest gardening trends, as well as a whole host of activities to enjoy.

Visitors can explore award-winning show gardens, plus a host of thematic zones, theatres, immersive experiences and interactive demonstrations.

There will be a star-studded line-up of horticulturalists and TV gardening personalities, including Alan Titchmarsh MBE.

The festival is a great day out for families with plenty of family fun for all ages in the Discovery Zone across the long weekend, with arts and crafts sessions, science-based activities, workshops and entertainment.

Tickets can be purchased through, with prices differing depending on the day you attend - while under 16's go for free.

Take advantage of the new Taster Ticket priced at £15.00, which grants access to the showground from 2pm on Saturday, May 11.