RHS Malvern makes its mark on Moscow

banner-16050401_076Organisers of the RHS Malvern Spring Festival 2017 are delighted that a record numbers of entries have flooded in for the new Spa Gardens category, to be launched at the 2017 Spring Show.

To add to the excitement, alongside designing and building a show garden at the Show, one of the UK’s leading garden events, one final designer will also be given the once in a lifetime opportunity to showcase at the Moscow Flower Show as part of a newly introduced exchange programme.

Applicants from across the world have entered to compete for one of only six places in the new Spa category and entries will remain open until Friday 6th January 2017. Successful Spa Garden designs will sit alongside the Festival’s iconic Show Gardens. The new category will take inspiration from Malvern’s Spa Victorian heyday as a fashionable spa resort – a place where day trippers descended to take advantage of the clean air and to enjoy the health giving waters.

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Jane Furze, head of RHS Malvern Spring Festival commented: “We are so excited to be launching the Spa Gardens category and cannot wait to see the creativity from new designers blossom at RHS Malvern Spring Festival 2017”. She also stressed what a real privilege it is to be working with the Moscow Flower Show to offer an exchange programme that is unlike anything the organisers have done before.

The all-new programme will see one Russian designer invited to build a garden at RHS Malvern Spring Festival and reciprocally, one of the designers exhibiting at Malvern will be given a grant and the Moscow Flower Show organisers’ support to display at the Russian event at the end of June.

The RHS Malvern Spring Show has always been an event to give an opportunity to those looking to get into the gardening world and the new category is an ideal forum for new talent to flourish.

More information on how to apply for the new category can be found at:

http://www.threecounties.co.uk/rhsmalvern/options.php?id=21

RHS Malvern Spring Festival 2017 will take place from Thursday 11th May until Sunday 14th May. For more information and full winners details from 2016, please call 01684 584900 or visit www.rhsmalvern.co.uk

Photo credits: ©RHS Malvern

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