The RHS Spring Gardening Show in Malvern takes place next week. I always enjoy exhibiting my lamps and shades there, not only as it's just down the road from me, but it's my first big event of the year and fun to be back with my fellow members of the Worcestershire Guild of Designer Craftsmen. There will be 43 of us setting up our stands in the Wye Hall and it is always great to see all the new work that's been created since we were last together.
There are 22 show gardens this year – a record number apparently. Ten of these have been created by young designers vying for the coveted Chris Beardshaw Mentoring Scholarship and all are based on the theme of 'Dance'.
New this year is Spring Fashion Day (Friday 8 May). Students from Worcester College of Technology's School of Art and Design will be showcasing beautifully crafted garments, head-dresses and body art inspired by either famous English gardens or one of the scholarship show gardens.
BBC's Gardener's World visit the show and it will feature on the programme Friday 8 May, BBC2 8pm.
The Spring Gardening Show is at the Malvern Showground, Malvern, Worcestershire, WR13 6NW
It is open from Thursday 7 May until Sunday 10 May from 9am until 6pm each day. Please note that Thursday is 'advance tickets only' – so if you want to visit that day order your tickets online or call 01684 584924 to book.
I have lots of new things to make before then, so must get on!
Have a good week.