RHS Flower Show Round Up 2022
As summer draws to a close, we thought it was the perfect time to round up and reflect on the RHS shows we attended during Spring/Summer 2022. It’s been fantastic to be out and about showcasing our beautiful garden buildings, meeting customers both new and existing at the flower shows!
Over the last few months we’ve received some incredible feedback from show visitors expressing their gratitude and love for Malvern Garden Buildings. We’ve won some rather impressive medals along the way too…
Malvern Spring Festival
Back in May, the RHS Malvern Spring Festival made its comeback to the Three Counties Showground in the Malvern Hills after a 2-year Covid break.
We were delighted to be returning not only with our trade stand, but also supplying garden buildings to three of the show gardens at the show – what a privilege!
The Vitamin G Garden designed by Alan Williams and Jo Whiley was ‘inspired by evidence-based research published in April 2021 by RHS scientists Professor Alistair Griffiths and Dr Lauriane Chalmin-Pui that proves how gardening benefits our mental, physical and social wellbeing.’ Our Studio Pavilion with high pitched roof featured in the garden as an artist’s studio, as well as a space for relaxation and contemplation.
The Hide Garden, designed by Emily Crowley-Wroe, won the accolade of Best Show Garden as well as a Silver Gilt Award. The tranquil design featured our Flat Roof Studio and celebrated nature on your doorstep. After two years of waiting in the wings, Emily was finally able to bring her design to life at the show – read our interview with Emily where she tells us more about her award-winning show garden.
The Longcroft Press, created by Laura Ashton Phillips (also known as The Botanic Blonde), was inspired by her family’s heritage orchard in The Forest of Dean and the joy of time spent apple pressing together. The garden, designed to resemble a glimpse of the orchard, included our Reverse Apex Holt Shed and was awarded Silver Gilt. Take a look at our interview with Laura to find out about her design and how the Malvern Garden Building tied perfectly into her vision.
Chelsea Flower Show
Malvern Garden Buildings have attended RHS Chelsea Flower Show for over a decade, and this year was a show-stopping success! Following 2021’s amazing reception, we returned to provide the Houseplant Studios in collaboration with the RHS once again. Six of our buildings were transformed into indoor gardens by talented designers, who brought their visions to life and provided all the houseplant-spiration you could ever desire.
Amongst the designs, four Golds and two Silver-Gilts were awarded. James Whiting, our sponsored designer, was also presented with the Best Houseplant Studio for his nostalgic, Studio 54-inspired ‘Planet Studio’.
The Houseplant Studios:
• Planet Studio by James Whiting
• A Room to Dance by The Planted House
• The Plant Clinic by Happy Houseplants x The Plant Rescuer
• The Grass Is Greener Where You Water It by The Plant Workshop
• Social Media vs Reality by The Aroid Attic x The Botanical Archive
• Botanical Rhapsody by The Edible Bus Stop
Revisit the medal-winning studios from this year’s RHS Chelsea Flower Show here.
Hampton Court Palace and Tatton Park
Following a marvellous reception at Malvern Spring Festival as the first RHS Feature Garden there, the Vitamin G Garden (and our Studio Pavilion) made an appearance at two more RHS shows – Hampton Court Palace Garden Festival and Tatton Park Flower Show.
Both taking place in July, it was a busy time for garden designer Alan Williams of Landform Consultants, who co-ordinated the move and installation of the garden. Visit Alan’s Instagram page for an insight into the prep, planning and logistics required for the Vitamin G Garden’s three flower show appearances.
The garden showcased lots of ideas to help you get a dose of Vitamin G, no matter how large or small your outdoor space – a plunge pool, a deck for yoga, an al fresco dining area, even a woodland glade for forest bathing – and we’re sure, across the trio of shows it displayed at, lots of people left feeling inspired!
It’s been another incredible year of shows for us and planning for the 2023 calendar is already underway!
In the meantime, if you’d like to explore our extensive collection of garden buildings you can visit one of our 11 showsites – find your nearest site here.