The Cottage Garden Society has had a display at the Malvern Spring Show for 27 years and was, in 2010, given an award to celebrate our 25th year there. Much to our sorrow, we were not there in recent years as we were unable to find anybody to organise the display for us. This has now been taken up by the Cotswold group. In 2016 the event, was named the RHS Malvern Spring Festival.
For 2012, we were at the show on May 10th - 13th. The design by Rebecca Lloyd, an ex-student of Pershore College, had been selected for this year and it was awarded a silver-gilt medal by the RHS. The Kenneth Black design award was presented to her by Nick Hamilton at Malvern on Thursday 10th May. Rob Baston, once again, organised everything for The CGS.
The 2012 display by Rebecca Lloyd
Becky Lloyd being presented with the KB design award by our president, Nick Hamilton.
In 2011, we were at Malvern Show on 12th - 15th May. In 2010, a competition was held at Pershore College to design this year's CGS display at Malvern. The winning student, Linda Carless-James, set up the stand for us and Nick Hamilton presented the Kenneth Black prize for best design to her at the show. The organisation for the stand was done by Rob Baston.
The Kenneth Black award being presented to Linda by Nick Hamilton
The display - which won a silver-gilt medal from the RHS and first prize in its category from the Malvern judges
The 2011 Design - winner of the Kenneth Black Design Award
In 2010, our display was of a minature cottage garden. It was constructed by Joanne Hawker.
In 2009, the West Midlands group set up the CGS display and it was awarded fourth place in the Societies section
In 2008, the display was set up by Pat Matthews and members of the regional group