Malvern Garden designer Hannah Genders to use only local products for her Malvern Spring Gardening Show garden

Worcestershire-based garden designer Hannah Genders will get on her bike this spring looking for materials from the local countryside to use in her show garden at the Malvern Spring Gardening Show.

Garden designer Hannah Genders - image: Hannah Genders
Garden designer Hannah Genders - image: Hannah Genders

Genders aims to create a garden using products sourced only from her local area.

My Very Local Veg Garden will include local cultivars of heritage fruit varieties, and will demonstrate ideas for growing vegetables in small spaces.

The eco-friendly design will incorporate recycled paths of slabs, terracotta tiles and granite setts from a local reclamation yard, locally sourced wood and plants and gravel from the most local quarry in the Forest of Dean.

After the Malvern Show, the garden which is dedicated to Genders’ mother who died last year, will be rebuilt at Hillers Farm Shop and Garden near Ragley Hall.

The Malvern Spring Gardening Show takes place from 12 to 15 May.

New attractions include Landscaping Live, Country Living Pavilion, a Discovery Zone for younger gardeners and a vegetable planting project in association with Care Farming West Midlands.

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