It's Show Time

The month of May sees the gardening calendar explode into life with what seems like a constant flow of gardening shows across the country.

The Retreat Garden which won Silver Guilt for designer Villaggio Verde.  I love how most of the main show gardens used the distant Malvern Hills to frame the garden.

The Retreat Garden which won Silver Guilt for designer Villaggio Verde.  I love how most of the main show gardens used the distant Malvern Hills to frame the garden.

One of the first RHS shows is Malvern, held at the Three Counties Show Ground. The show is in a great setting with the Malvern Hills as the perfect backdrop.  This in my opinion is the true start of the gardening show season.

Working in the gardening industry as a photographer, film maker and designer the shows are a great way to meet new, existing and previous clients. The shows are a great source of inspiration with the excellent levels of planting and construction of the show gardens and trade stands alike. The shows are normally a launch pad for new products and plants to the market and it's a great way to see them first hand.

The banner image (top of the blog) depicts the Gold medal winning and Best in Show garden "At one with..." A meditation garden designed by Peter Dowle.
Another gold medal winning garden by designers Denis Kalashnikov & Ekaterina Bolotova; Molecular Garden

Another gold medal winning garden by designers Denis Kalashnikov & Ekaterina Bolotova; Molecular Garden

Just one of the beautiful flowers on show.

Just one of the beautiful flowers on show.