29th May, 2017

Largest Floral Marquee to be unveiled at this year's RHS Malvern Spring Festival

Craig Gibbons 13th Feb, 2017

THE BIGGEST ever Floral Marquee will be presented at this year’s RHS Malvern Spring Festival.

Boasting a spectacular display from the finest nurseries across the country and measuring the equivalent length of almost four Olympic swimming pools, the Marquee welcomes 69 leading growers setting the horticultural standard at the start of the season.

Visitors can expect a Plant Hunter Parlour designed by BBC Gardeners’ World present Joe Swift, the RHS Master Grower exhibit featuring Fibrex Nurseries, five brand new nurseries and a host of new plant varieties as well as the chance to stock uo on old favourites.

In keeping with the new vision for RHS Malvern Spring Festival, Joe’s Plant Hunter Parlour takes inspiration from the Victorian era when Malvern enjoyed fame as a fashionable spa resort.

At that time, Victorian plant hunters were busy scouring the globe, risking life and limb, to bring new exotic discoveries back to the UK.

Many of the ancestors of their original finds will be featured in the Plant Hunter Parlour.

Joe said: “RHS Malvern Spring Festival has been pioneering in its approach from the very beginning, always embracing new ideas and concepts.

“Having been a part of the leading event for many years, I have always felt an affinity with Malvern and this sparked my decision to design the Plant Hunter Parlour.

“The exhibit at the heart of the Floral Marquee will provide visitors with a truly immersive experience and I’m really looking forward to seeing visitors engage with the design.

“I’m proud to be a part of RHS Malvern Spring Festival as it continues to go from strength to strength.”

Tickets are now on sale for RHS Malvern Spring Festival which takes place on Thursday, May 11 to Sunday, May 14.

For more information and to book tickets, call 01684 584924 or visit www.rhsmalvern.co.uk.