BBC coverage, Gabriella Pill, garden design, garden shows, garden visit, Jessica Makins, May, No 30 Design Studio, plant shopping, RHS Malvern Show, Sunray Plants, young designers
Yesterday I visited the Malvern Show. RHS members day, we arrived just after the show opened.
The weather was inhospitable but we gardeners have the right gear for all weathers. Undeterred, we headed in!
Gabriella Pill Mediterranean Terrace
Defiance by Sara Edwards at No 30 Design Studio
An artists studio at home. Jessica Makins Garden Design and Hartwyn Natural Builds.
These are garden buildings created from old shipping containers. Brilliant. The gardens all made use of raised beds and vertical structure which included a framework for climbers or shade. A sense of enclosure. Coordinated planting. These garden creations could be adapted or copied for new build houses with small plots and city gardens/ courtyards . Inspired creativity on more modest scale.
Alas the BBC coverage on Gardeners World this evening did not see fit to interview the youngsters who created these gems. A lost opportunity. Trying to attract young gardeners? Not sure I believe the RHS knows how.
In the floral marquee, the plant exhibitors were top quality.
Succulents. A few of the spectacular exhibits.
My favourite plant vendor was this chap
Sunray Plants, selling a wonderful selection of sempervivums.
The Malvern show was really very enjoyable, despite the weather. If you are in the area or have time to travel to the show, it is a good day out with some inspiring gardens and top rate vendors.
Coverage by the BBC may have missed an opportunity for some fresh faces but the highly respected Carol Klein and Adam Frost were there.
The Malvern Show is on all weekend. Details at http://www.rhsmalvern.co.uk
Thanks for sharing this Dorris – GW do often talk to the designers, even shows other than Chelsea, so I was surprised they didn’t this time, especially when they seemed to focus on the containers
GW did focus on the containers and yet didn’t even talk to the gold winning ones. A shame as they were really young and enthusiastic and very creative unlike the posh old boy who they did an article on. A lost opportunity by RHS and GW
Wow, there is a yucca there in your second picture! That seems like an odd place for a yucca.
Yuccas grow in the uk especially in coastal locations such as Cornwall but also in milder city areas such as London in the southeast. So not too odd?
Most like warm summers. Others are tropical. Some are happy in coastal conditions here, but I think it gets a bit warmer here, and does not stay so damp for so long. I can not identify the species in the picture.
Oh nor me, no idea sorry
Oh, it is nothing to be sorry about. There are 49 different species d many varieties. I studied them, but can not distinguish some of them from each other