There is something quintessentially English about a flower and veg show that I doubt you could find anywhere else in the world.
I love Malvern Autumn Show as it heralds the start of Autumn, a season I love with its colours ad abundance.
The show as so much to offer for everyone with all the key components of the traditional country show: giant vegetables, tractors, llamas (well this is Malvern), agility dogs – its all at the show to enjoy.
Over the years the horticultural element has increased with a few more nurseries each year but the show is really a country show and my favourite is the Autumn Show marquee.
Here there are a number of shows within a show with various societies having their shows alongside the Malvern open competition. The quality and number of exhibits never fails to impress.
The embroidery design course I am doing has, I think, given me a new appreciation of textures and colours and I think this comes across in my photos this year.
I found myself attracted to strong colours and interesting foliage. I loved the vibrancy of these hot dahlias against the dark foliage – stunning.
As for the wrinkly texture of this savoy cabbage – I can see this translated into a textile design.