UK’s Largest Harvest Festival and so much more at the Malvern Autumn Show 2022

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Fabulous flowers, food, drink and family fun will once again transform the Three Counties Showground with the return of the UK’s biggest Harvest Festival, the Malvern Autumn Show, on 23 – 25 September 2022.

Set against the backdrop of Worcestershire’s glorious Malvern Hills, the three-day spectacular promises to celebrate the very best of the season, from giant crops and floral art to shopping, local ciders and tasty treats.

A real highlight is always the RHS Flower Show, which showcases the UK’s best nurseries and growers and their spectrum of specialist blooms, as they compete for the coveted gold medal from the RHS judges. Plus, there’s a chance to start planning next year’s spring pots and borders, with every kind of bulb, tuber and corm for sale, alongside expert advice to help your garden flourish.

Green-fingered visitors are sure to enjoy the Grow Zone and Harvest Zone, where they will find visual floral feasts and sales, trade secrets and tips from renowned experts, and a celebration of the great British harvest highlighting the finest from the Three Counties’ orchards and hopyards. Not forgetting the CANNA UK National Giant Vegetables Championship, a world of gigantic legumes and enormous fruits. Last year alone, four new world records were broken for the heaviest marrow, aubergine and broad bean pod, and longest leek.

Over on the Family Green, there will be lots to entertain visitors both young and old, including free have-a-go activities such as pedal tractors and circus and bushcraft skills, a mini harvest festival, and animals aplenty, from dazzling dog displays in the Top Dogs Arena to the popular World of Animals featuring giant rabbits, alpacas, horses and more.

Special guests set to draw in crowds across the weekend include Gardener’s World’s own Arit Anderson, award-winning food writer Mark Diacono, florist extraordinaire Jonathan Moseley, archaeologist and TV presenter Jules Hudson and landscape designer and television favourite, Adam Frost.

Fans of nostalgia can head back in time and relive the glory days in the Vintage Village and Rural Pursuits zones, where they will find vintage machinery displays, forgotten skills and rural crafts. Plus, a traditional tearoom serving up delights from the 40s and 50s era.

Jane Edwards, Shows Manager, said: “The Malvern Autumn Show is a celebration of one of the most exciting and vibrant British seasons. We are delighted to bring back an amazing array of flowers, plants, experts, traditional skills, animals and food and drink from across our three counties – promising something for the whole family to enjoy.

“The show really is a plantsman’s paradise, so whether you’re looking for inspiration for your own garden or allotment, or simply want to soak up the beautiful blooms, the Three Counties Showground is the place to be this September.”

Breakfast, lunch, dinner – and of course tasty treats – are all on offer, courtesy of a huge range of outstanding local suppliers in the Food & Drink Village. Plus, the Kitchen Theatre, the Gin Show sponsored by Ludlow Gin, Festival of Perry and Westons Cider Garden.

All this, and so much more, promising an unforgettable family day out, with tickets costing just £18.85 per person, £17.85 for members and free of charge for children under 16 (advance prices). To save, book tickets online in advance by clicking the button below or buy in person from Malvern Tourist Information Centre (open Monday to Saturday: 10am – 1pm & 1.30pm – 5pm).

Autumn is a great time to plan ahead for the seasons to come so make sure you pay a visit to the Gardening Village where you’ll find:

Specialist nurseries from all over the UK with a variety of impressive displays, offering inspiration and hands-on advice for seasoned growers and newbies alike.

The stunning RHS Flower Show in the Floral Marquee with itsinspiring displays, the Plant Arcade and the Bulb Market, where you’ll be able to stock up ondaffodils, tulips and lilies a-plenty.

What’s New

FOOD & DRINK VILLAGE Breakfast, lunch, dinner – and of course tasty treats – are all on offer, courtesy of a huge range of outstanding local suppliers.

THE GIN SHOW Showcasing gin producers from across the three counties and beyond, it’s just the tonic for gin lovers. Sponsored by Ludlow Gin. 

FAMILY GREEN Lots to entertain visitors both young and old, including free have-a-go activities such as pedal tractors and circus and bushcraft skills.

WORLD OF ANIMALS From dazzling dog displays in the Top Dogs Arena to the popular World of Animals featuring dogs, rabbits, alpacas, horses and more.

SPECIAL GUESTS An exciting line up of gardening gurus, floristry experts and cookery masters will be demonstrating their skills, offering advice and hosting theatres across the show.

CANNA UK NATIONAL GIANT VEGETABLES CHAMPIONSHIP A world of gigantic legumes and enormous fruits. Watch out for new world records.

Special Guests

The Garden Theatre hosted by RHS Chelsea Flower Show presenter Nicki Chapman, where an array of experts will divulge on everything from pruning to preparing the garden for winter and beyond.

Special guests handing out advice, tips and tricks throughout the long weekend include:

  • BBC Gardeners’ World’s Arit Anderson
  • Celebrity Chef and TV presenter John Torode MBE
  • Great British Bake Off finalist Chigs Parmar
  • Award-winning food writer Mark Diacono
  • Award winning landscape designer & author Adam Frost
  • ITV’s Love Your Garden’s Frances Tophill
  • Floristry extraordinaire Jonathan Moseley
  • TV Presenter Jules Hudson
  • Expert gardener and radio host Reg Moule
  • Expert gardener Reg Moule
  • Professional horticulturist Martin Fish.
  • BBC Hereford and Worcester’s Andrew Easton will present the Gin Theatre