27th Jun, 2022

Garden Organic to showcase edible bed at annual spring festival

GARDEN Organic are heading to this weekend’s RHS Malvern Spring Festival to showcase their own edible bed at one of the show’s exciting new features – the Grow Zone.

The Grow Zone is a horticultural experience by RHS Gold Medal winning gardener Jon Wheatley.

Grow takes inspiration from interactive country gardens and wildflower borders, showcasing a variety of edible beds.

The Edible Beds Area has been curated by RHS medal winner and RHS Malvern Spring Festival Ambassador, Hannah Genders.

They are a collection of raised beds, planted with edible plants seeking to demonstrate the ease of growing your own.

James Campbell, CEO of Garden Organic said: “Garden Organic is thrilled to be a part of RHS Malvern Spring Festival.

“Our charity brings together thousands of people who share a common belief – that organic growing is essential for a healthy and sustainable world. We will be there showcasing a selection of lettuces from our Heritage Seed Library; introducing festival goers to this fantastic and essential resource.”

Several edible beds will be on display in the Grow Zone, created by organisations from across the country.

With the help of Garden Organic’s head of organic horticulture, Chris Collins, Garden Organic’s edible bed will feature varieties of lettuce from their Heritage Seed Library, which aims to conserve vegetables that are no longer commercially available.

The Grow Zone promises to attract the crowds with a host of other exciting features including a Grow Tipi, where leading figures in the gardening world such as Carol Klein and Jekka McVicar will be on hand for a Q&A session.

Head of RHS Malvern Spring Festival, Jane Furze said: “We’re really excited to be launching the Grow Zone this year.

“It is the place to go if you want to pick up some terrific gardening tips but also to enjoy what promises to be a great family day out. “With features like the Edible Beds, the Grow Zone is a fantastic opportunity for adults and children alike to learn how satisfying it can be to grow food. All levels of expertise are welcome, come along and see for yourself.”

RHS Malvern Spring Festival 2017 will take place from today (Thursday, May 11) until Sunday (May 14).

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