UKGarden Bloggers big meet up

 

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.

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11 Comments Add yours

  1. Joanne says:

    What a lovely idea but a bit far for me to travel. Hope you all have a lovely time.

  2. VP says:

    Fab post Helen – mine’s up tomorrow 🙂

  3. Count me in Helen. Must remember to book the camper van earlier than we did last
    year:)

  4. Helen – just clicked on the link but it is not directing me to a blog page.

  5. elizabethm says:

    Would love to. Going away to plot.

  6. I’m still thinking about it …. tempted, so tempted, but, I would have to talk to real live people!!
    😉
    k

  7. Catherine says:

    I wish I could fly there to join you, how fun! I can’t wait to hear how it all goes!

  8. Shirl says:

    What a great idea Helen and between you and VP I’m sure this will be a great success. I can imagine the chatter with you all. I know I thoroughly enjoyed meeting Yolanda a couple of summers back 😀

    Not sure if I could join you but I’ll take a guess that you’ll get lots of interested bloggers and perhaps some form outside the UK too 😀

  9. gittan says:

    I would love to come! Actually we’re thinking about going to London in May and visit Chelsea Flower Show this year. When is your meeting taking place?

    1. patientgardener says:

      Nick – have you registered your attendance at the Meet@Malvern website?

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