Bursting with beautiful blooms, enormous vegetables, fantastic family fun and special guests, the Malvern Autumn Show returns to the Three Counties Showground, just over the Gloucestershire border, this September 2022.
The three-day show is on from Friday 23 to Sunday 25 September 2022, promising something for everyone in the family to enjoy – with SoGlos rounding up just some of the highlights...
Giant vegetables at Malvern Autumn Show 2022
From massive marrows to the heaviest aubergines in the world, visitors can see a whole host of record-breaking veggies, as expert growers go head-to-head in the CANNA UK Giant Vegetables Championship - with four Guinness World Records broken at the 2021 event.
RHS Flower Show at Malvern Autumn Show 2022
The RHS Flower Show provides the ultimate garden inspiration, with showstopping floral displays from handpicked nurseries across the country. RHS gardening advisers are on-hand to offer horticultural tips and advice to green-fingered guests, with many nurseries selling an abundance of specialist plants, flowers and bulbs, too. There's even a plant crèche, which will take care of your purchases during the day, so you can pick them up when you're ready to head home.
Family entertainment at Malvern Autumn Show 2022
From circus skills, croquet, pedal tractors, giant Jenga and bushcraft skills on the Family Green, to the Top Dogs Arena and the World of Animals with rabbits, alpacas, pigs, horses, sheep and even giant tortoises to make friends with, there's plenty of family fun to be had across the weekend. There's even a mini Harvest Festival created by children with creatures made from fruit and vegetables and decorated plant pots to admire.
Food and drink at Malvern Autumn Show 2022
Gin lovers won't want to miss the Gin Show in association with Ludlow Gin, showcasing distilleries and producers from across the three counties, with talks from gin experts, too. There's also the ever popular Westons Cider Garden if you fancy sipping on some of its delicious cider, as well as the Festival of Perry with over 50 varieties to try - and of course a whole host of artisan food producers to satisfy hungry tummies and pick up local treats to take home.
Special guests at Malvern Autumn Show 2022
Gardeners' World presenter and garden designer Arit Anderson and BBC The Big Allotment Challenge floral expert, Jonathan Moseley, are both at the festival all three days; Chelsea gold medal-winning landscape designer Adam Frost is in attendance on Friday and Saturday; while Frances Tophill is at the event on Sunday sharing her top tips. Award-winning food writer and grower, Mark Diacono, is the host of The Kitchen Theatre at this year's event, where John Torode is giving live cooking demonstrations, with Great British Bake Off finalist, Chigs Parmar showing off his skills, too.
Vintage Village at Malvern Autumn Show 2022
With classic caravans and vintage vehicles to see, retro dancing to take part in and a vintage pub and wartime tea room providing retro refreshments, there's plenty to see and do in the Vintage Village. Visitors can also learn all about traditional skills from blacksmithing to willow weaving in the rural craft area, as well as watching demonstrations of traditional forestry skills, from tree climbing to chainsaws.
Shopping at Malvern Autumn Show 2022
Indulge in some retail therapy at the event, where you’ll find everything from plants, flowers and gardening goods to traditional craft stands. Scour the plant nurseries for beautiful blooms to plant in your own garden; pick up unique homeware pieces and gifts at the Countryside Shopping Pavilion; or search for antique treasures at the Vintage Village.