Tulip 'Rococo' from the Broadleigh Gardens stand.
Aside from the show gardens and watching the wonderful antics of the 3 Men Went 2 Mow, the stars of the show were of course the plants. I spent many hours wandering around the floral marquee lusting after strange and unusal beauties. There was so much to take in. Surprisingly I bought very few plants, but I did make note of several nurseries I would like to visit in the future. Here are a few of the things I saw on my stumblings around the marquee...
Iris 'Logo' from the Broadleigh Gardens stand.
Tulip 'Barbados' from the Broadleigh Gardens stand.
There was a stunning array of tulips on display, many of them on the Bloms Bulbs stand which attracted a great deal of attention. The display was quite something and took me a long time to take in.
Tulip 'Happy Generation' from Bloms Bulbs Stand.
There seemed to be something for everyone, whatever your tastes from delicate alpine flowers to bold and beautiful peonies. I even spotted Princess Anne taking a tour of the Marquee.
Princess Anne in the Floral Marquee.
Chrysanthemum 'Green Mist.'
There were magnificent displays of chrysanthemums, lilies, fuchsias and pelargoniums.
Chrysanthemums Misty Lemon and Feeling Green.
Lilium Oriental 'Robina.'
Lilium Oriental 'Cherbourg.'
There were several displays of hostas. Oh how I love hostas! My favouite hosta stand was Park Green Nurseries. Blackmore and Langdon's bushy blue delphiniums made me stop and smile too and I adored Pops Plants auriculas.
Park Green Nurseries stand.
Delphinium 'Faust' on Blackmore and Langdon's stand.
Delphinium 'Darling Sue' on Blackmore and Langdon's stand.
Epimediums proved to be very popular, especially a rather striking orange variety called 'Amber Queen' which sold out in the blinking of an eye. I was quite fascinated with uvularia's which were a new discovery for me. Lilly of the valleys also seemed to be popular, particularly a variegated variety called 'Vic Pawlowski's Gold.'
Edrom Nurseries stand.
Epimedium 'Amber Queen' from Edrom Nurseries.
Uvularia grandiflora var Pallida.
Convallaria majalis 'Vic Pawlowski's Gold.'
Another of my favourite stands was Hampshire Carnivourous Plants. I could have looked at their amazing plants all day. Sadly there was not time, but I did manage to take a few snaps before being swept away in the crowds.
Sarracennia x cv. 'Juthatip Soper' Pitcher Plant from Hampshire Carnivourous Plants.
Sarracennia x courtii from Hampshire Carnivourous Plants.
Sarracennia purpurea from Hampshire Carnivourous Plants.
So that is it for me and Malvern for this year.
I hope you have enjoyed the tour.