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Show attracts top gardeners and chefs
A star-studded line-up of gardening and food heroes will be at the 2019 RHS Malvern Spring Festival, which runs from May 9 – 12. They include green-fingered DJ Jo Whiley, who will be talking about her love of gardening and music during the event at Malvern's Three Counties Showground.
The Spirit of the Woods show garden at the 2018 festival
Gardeners' World favourite Monty Don will be returning to the show, together with some of his famous co-presenters, including Joe Swift and Carol Klein.
Cooking up a storm will be Masterchef host John Torode, while Raymond Blanc will be talking about his passion for cooking and gardening.
Other well-known faces include TV presenter Chris Beardshaw, The Big Allotment Challenge's Jonathan Moseley and leading plantswoman and author Sarah Raven. The fresh young face of gardening, Frances Tophill is a new addition to the show this year.
The floral marquee is always popular
The RHS Malvern Spring Festival celebrates the finest in both gardening and food, with more than 100,000 visitors expected over the four days. Additional attractions include inspirational show gardens, a floral marquee filled with beautiful blooms and loads of shopping opportunities.
The Festival Theatre will host talks and demonstrations, while in the Grow & Cook Theatre top chefs will show how to prepare the food grown on allotments and in the garden.
From Over The Fence show garden 2018
Diana Walton, Head of Shows, said: "The RHS Malvern Spring Festival is a hugely popular event in the gardening calendar, having a particularly engaging character all of its own.
We are thrilled that it attracts the big names and that this list reflects those popular regulars that love being at Malvern and the new faces that everyone is eager to get to see and meet."