MALVERN Spring Gardening Show celebrates its silver anniversary this year looking back on its prestigious history and forward to the future of horticulture.

The Malvern Showground, in conjunction with the Royal Horticultural Society, plan a trip down memory lane taking in the show’s history as well as the characters who have made it one of the top five gardening shows in the UK.

Students from schools across the region will also be predicting how gardens may look hundreds of years into the future, as part of a project sponsored by BAM Construction.

The show, running from May 6-9, will feature nurserymen and women from all over Britain staging celebration-themed displays for a marquee centre-piece and competing for the People’s Choice award.

No birthday would be complete without a cake and flower show exhibitor, David Matthewson, of Matthewson Sweet Peas, will be saying it with flowers, in the shape of a birthday cake made entirely from the fragrant blooms of the sweet pea.

Visitors to Malvern this year can look forward to 17 Show Gardens ranging from a disused Welsh Railway crossing, an outdoor Quaker meeting room and the Morgan Motor Company’s wild-life friendly interpretation of the traditional formal front room.

Candidates for this year’s Chris Beardshaw Mentoring Scholarship will be creating eight circus themed gardens, there will be a new Botanical Art exhibition and an arts and food market will delicious home produce, quality ceramics, pictures and accessories from local artists.

Television gardeners will also be talking to growers and designers from the Design for Living Theatre and Garden Stage.

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