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Chris Beardshaw in new role for RHS Malvern Spring Festival


In an exciting new role designer, plantsman and broadcaster, Chris Beardshaw has been announced as the new 'Ambassador for RHS Malvern Spring Festival', to help promote the Show, which he believes marks the perfect start to the spring gardening season.

RHS Malvern Spring Festival is held at The Three Counties Show Ground, beneath the stunning backdrop of the Malvern and the Festival runs from 7-10th of May in 2020.

Chris, who grew up in locally in Worcestershire, has been a regular at Malvern Spring Show for over 20 years, where he has appeared in a variety of roles, from designing show gardens, to scholarship mentor, judge and speaker.

He designed his first show garden at Malvern Spring Festival in 1999 and he has since been awarded 13 RHS gold medals and 6 times Best in Show.

In his new role as Ambassador, Chris is helping to celebrate all that is unique and great about the Festival. He is also looking at developing several exciting new initiatives, for which more details for will be announced in early Spring 2020.

Speaking about his new role, Chris said, “To be asked to be an Ambassador for my local show is a real honour. I have been involved in gardening events in the UK and around world, in a variety of roles which has given me a range of show experience from a number of different perspectives.

“I am really looking forward to flying the flag for the Show and helping to attract gardeners and plant lovers from throughout the UK to come and visit us. We are also working with the Show’s team in the development of some interesting new ideas which will confirm Malvern Spring Festival as the very best family day out in the gardening calendar.”

Head of Shows at Malvern Diana Walton said today they were absolutely thrilled that Chris had taken on this new role to further enhance a relationship which had grown and flourished so wonderfully over the last two decades.

“Chris is a particular favourite at Malvern - with our team as much as visitors. We have all watched his career progress so successfully from those first beginnings here at Malvern. He understands this show so well and how we are the breaking ground for lots of new talent and starting point for much of the work done in the garden over the spring and summer months. I know he will be a wonderful ambassador and we are very excited to be working with him.”

RHS Malvern Spring Festival takes place from May 7-10. Advance tickets are now on sale now, with prices starting at just £19 for RHS and Three Counties members, or £21 for the general public. Children under 16 go free. Group tickets are also available.

For further information visit www.rhsmalvern.co.uk or call 0844 811 0050

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This story was published on: 26/10/2019

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