The finest and friendliest gardening event of the year! In its beautiful setting at the foot of the scenic Malvern Hills, this truly inspirational show enjoys a national reputation as the finest and friendliest gardening event of the year.
A joint venture of the Three Counties Agricultural Society and the Royal Horticultural Society.
Those who know the Show and its wonderful location will understand what makes it such a favourite with gardeners of all ages and expertise. It is widely acknowledged as one of the top big events on the horticultural calendar, renowned for the quality of its exhibits and high numbers of RHS Gold Medal honours!
Dedicated and occasional enthusiasts alike are inspired by a diverse collection of Show Gardens, thousands of ‘must-have’ plant gems and a plethora of design ideas, and the RHS Malvern Floral Marquee is a paradise of spectacular floral displays.
Malvern is the champion of the amateur gardener too – the only big Royal Horticultural Society Show, in fact, to feature Open Gardening competitions.
Other attractions include design theatres, gardening roadshows and forums, beautiful borders, plant pavilions, floral art, delicious food and wine, pottery workshops and crafts.
Leave Malvern at approx 4.30pm
Depending on the weather the approx return time will be around 6.30pm
Price includes entry to the gardening show with return coach transfers from Northampton.
We have an afternoon visit to the Castle so will make an hour or so stop in Newbury for you to have lunch before we continue onto Highclere.
Experience the grandeur of Highclere Castle, near Newbury where the major drama series Downton Abbey was filmed on location, portraying the lives of the Crawley family and their servants in Edwardian England.
The first series cost an estimated £1 million an hour to film, making Downton Abbey the most expensive British TV show ever produced. It is also the most successful British period drama since Brideshead Revisited, with UK ratings exceeding 11 million viewers.
The Castle’s history includes a fascinating connection with ancient Egypt, as the 5th Earl, with Howard Carter, discovered the tomb of Tutankhamun in the Valley of the Kings in 1922. The Castle now houses an exhibition that commemorates this historic event, including some rare antiquities from the 5th Earl’s earlier Egyptian excavations.
Coach leaves Kingsthorpe at 9.15am & Sixfields at 9.30am
PRICE INCLUDES RETURN COACH TRANSFERS FROM NORTHAMPTON, ENTRANCE INTO HIGHCLERE CASTLE,