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Thursday, 13 September 2012

Back to the Hills for the perfect Autumn Show

Relaxing in the sunshine at a typical Malvern Autumm Show

We cannot wait to return, as we do every year, to Malvern, in the lee of the beautiful hills, for what is always a very special end-of-season gardening experience. For tickets, and more details on the Three Counties Agricultural Society (TCAS) who organise the show, click on the link at the right (under Showground News). But first, just look at what is on offer - more varied than ever before:

Event: Malvern Autumn Show (29 & 30 September 2012)

Reason: A charming celebration of food, gardening and nostalgia

  • Food, glorious food
    Don’t miss Jean-Christophe Novelli, the Michelin Star chef, cooking up some scrumptious seasonal recipes with the finest local produce. Mark Diacono of Otter Farm will be returning to the show to serve up some seasonal cocktails and other home grown treats. Gather your ingredients and make your taste buds melt with the very best of local and regional produce in the expansive Food & Drink areas.
  • Inspirational Edible Gardens
Enjoy the delicious Edible gardens including a 1940s inspired ‘Dig For Victory’ garden by 2011 Best in Show winner, Mark Walker; a garden to inspire ‘a la mode’ dining lifestyle with produce from Jean-Christophe’s garden and one promoting the joys of growing winter brassicas e.g. Brussels Sprouts, Cabbage and Purple Sprouting!
  • NEW Vintage Village For those looking to recapture the past the Nostalgia Area is just the ticket. Why not pick up your dancing shoes and learn to jive and or if a sedate afternoon tea is more your style, seek refreshment from the vintage tea room. The village hall will also include a War Time Bar and vintage vocals to while away the afternoon. Stop by the Vintage Pavilion shop for all the trappings of the thrifty forties, fabulous fifties and swinging sixties.
  • The Orchard Pavilion
    Step into the world of fruit growing and orchard life in the Orchard Pavilion. Celebrating the Orchard in style with demonstrations, tasters and helpful advice on all aspects of orchard life. Includes Festival of Perry and Apple and Pear Competitions.
  • Spectacular Royal Horticultural Society Flower Show – covering more than 5000 square metres, and housing thousands of blooms from the country’s finest nurseries.
  • Harvest Pavilion
    The grandest selection of this year’s giant vegetables, the NVS Midlands Branch Vegetable Championships, the RHS Tender Plant Committee demos and our impressive Open Gardening entries.
  • Landscaping Live
    Showcasing the art of garden design and landscaping live! Featuring two identical gardens, one complete and the other a work in progress.
  • Discovery Zone – Fishing is the theme down by the Showground Lake and there’s plenty to inspire and occupy all levels from the complete novice to the seasoned fisherman!
·         Animal action ­­ - Meet your favourite fluffy friends at the World Of Animals and cheer on the Racing Llamas and the fun duck herding in the Activity Arena. Watch the daring horse boarders race as they’re pulled along at breakneck speed by horses in the Severn Arena.
·         Carriage Driving Classes – rescheduled after the unfortunate cancellation at the Three Counties Show in June. They will take part in the Malvern Horse Ring during the show.
·         Rural Pastimes and Countryside Skills

I'll be there blogging live whilst my photographer husband will be scouring the Showground for images to support the many online articles or printed magazine features that I will be producing during the coming months. 

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