As I live in Malvern the RHS Malvern Spring show is my local show (literally its 5 mins drive from my house and I can hear the announcements from my garden if the wind is in the right direction). I have been going for some years with my sons but last Spring I met up with Anna from Green Tapestry. Although we hadn’t met before it was amazing how well we got on and the enjoyment we got from exploring the Plant Marquee together.
We then met up with VegPlotting and admired the gardens of Deb and Claire and watched James being a presenter par excellence. Whilst I have been to the show for many years with my sons, going with like-minded folk made such a big difference and it was such fun to meet people I had exchanged comments and emails with. You can read about our day out here and my visit to the show in 2008 here.
VP and I mused at the time that maybe we should follow our US bloggers lead and set up a ‘Spring Fling’ for UK bloggers at the Malvern show. To be honest I had forgotten about this but VP hasnt and has set the ball running with vengeance. There is a blog specially dedicated to the meet up and you can get updates via Twitter if you follow #Malvernmeet
As the show is celebrating its 25th anniversary it should be even better than ever – there will be some special anniversary show gardens, which I believe Claire is involved with
VP is heading up the organising panel with me as the ‘(wo)man on the ground’. As a local I am happy to point bloggers in the direction of B&Bs etc and to recommend various restaurants/pubs for an evening out.
So come on you UK bloggers (and those of you from elsewhere who are adventurous) come and meet up with us at the Malvern Spring Show. The show is over 4 days and we are trying to get a an idea of what days people prefer so we can set up a meeting point and maybe also organise an evening out. If you are interested, even if you aren’t 100% sure, register your interest on the blog page in the comments box.