Saturday 29 to Sunday 30 September 2018Editor's Choice
The Malvern Autumn Show is set to celebrate seasonal food, the countryside, gardening and nostalgia, with a host of vintage delights, giant vegetables, friendly animals and family entertainment in store, on Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 September 2018.
Taking place just a hop, skip and jump over the Gloucestershire border at the Three Counties Showground in Malvern, the weekend event will offer stunning floral displays at the RHS Flower Show, delicious local produce, a dedicated family green, and even a fairground.
This year’s event is set to bring autumn alive with plenty to see and do for visitors of all ages, delicious delights for the gastronomes, and much, much more.
See malvernautumn.co.uk for the full lowdown, while some of SoGlos’s highlights include:
Visitors can head to the Gardening Village to peruse an impressive selection of gardening goodies such as plants and bulbs from a number of hand-picked nurseries. Meanwhile at the Autumn Potager Theatre, enjoy an array of floral talks and demonstrations, hosted by Mark Diacono.
There’s the chance to see gorgeous floral displays at the RHS Flower Show in the Floral Marquee, where nurseries will compete for the RHS Gold Medal. What’s more, keen horticulturalists can get plenty of gardening advice from the RHS advisory team.
Always a highlight, the UK National Giant Vegetables Championship will take place in a brand-new marquee, where all ages will be wowed by the world’s largest legumes!
There’s also the chance to see renowned floral designer Jonathan Moseley, along with commercial florists and enthusiasts in the Autumn Floral Fiesta; and browse displays in the Floral Art area.
Pull up a chair and relax in the Cider Garden, the perfect spot to sip on a refreshing tipple and have a bite to eat. The Food Hall will be brimming with tasty treats too, featuring a delicious selection of goods from artisan producers.
The Local Arts, Crafts and Food Market promises plenty of browsing pleasure, with the chance to purchase artisan products across the weekend.
The Vintage Village offers the opportunity to step back in time with vintage shopping stands and old-fashioned machinery, showcasing everything from classic caravans to vintage tractors.
Enjoy a free dance lesson in the Vintage Pavilion where you can learn about dances from the 1940s and 50s; take a glimpse into the past and see traditional ways of working with Forgotten Skills; and have fun on the helter skelter or carousel at the Old Tyme Fairground.
Celebrate traditional and modern orchards at the Orchard Pavilion, Hopyard and Vineyard, offering a fascinating insight into how today’s practices compare to methods in the past.
There’s also the ever-popular Annual Fruit Juice Show and Commercial Apple and Pear Competitions. Meanwhile, at the Harvest Pavilion there will be close to 30 National Plant Societies; and experts from the RHS Tender Plant Committee who will be hosting talks throughout the show.
There’s plenty to entertain visitors of all ages, with the Family Green home to fun-filled activities such as the Junk Ball Run, circus and garden games, and rural crafts.
What’s more, there will be a World of Animals with furry friends such as horses, dogs and sheep, as well as the Young Pig of the Year competition and cute Ryeland Sheep Show. While activities and outdoor pursuits await by the Lakeside, including fishing, casting and fly-tying.
Get your dose of retail therapy during the weekend, snapping up tasty treats at the Food and Drink Hall and gardening goods galore at the Flower Show and Plant Nurseries.
The Guild of Crafts will also display handmade arts and crafts from local and independent craftsmen, and there will be delightful goods at the Countryside Shopping Pavilion, ranging from artworks and jewellery, to homeware.
For more information and tickets, visit malvernautumn.co.uk directly.
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