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Are you a passionate creative that is looking for a new challenge to showcase your stage dressing and interior design talent?

We’re on the look-out for someone who can inject some added brilliance into our Garden Theatre:

Malvern Autumn Show is one of the UK’s biggest annual harvest season celebrations, featuring the showstopping CANNA UK Giant Vegetables Championships (which each year sees new Guinness World Records set for spectacularly large crops), the prestigious RHS Flower Show with Garden Theatre within, over 100 different Grow to Show classes to see in the Harvest Pavilion, plus barrows full of family fun and epicurean delights.

Because of time constraints during the setup phase, we anticipate having one applicant assigned to dress each stage. However, applicants are welcome to express interest in dressing both stages if they wish. If there is one stage you would prefer to dress then please make sure to clearly indicate your first choice in your application.

About the Stage

The Garden Theatre at Malvern Autumn is one of the highest footfall areas and most photographed areas of the Showground, setting a beautiful foreground for our Special Guests  familiar faces from the world of horticulture and beyond sharing their insights and expertise through their talks and demonstrations.

Important information

A celebration of harvest: Horticulture is at the heart of Malvern Autumn Show and we’d like to see this celebrated throughout the stage design as the dominant theme. We’d love to see the use of autumnal accents such as pumpkins and gourds and seasonal British blooms as well as structural height provided by an attractive backdrop.

The build up will begin on Monday 23 September from midday and must be completed by Thursday 26 May by 7pm. Breakdown will begin at 6.15pm Sunday 12 May and must be cleared by Monday 13 May.

All exhibits must be maintained with watering and fresh plant material. Replenishing times are 7am – 8.15am each morning and 6.15pm – 8pm during the Show (Friday 27 – Sunday 29 September).

How to apply

We’re asking all those eager to apply to submit their designs to Charlie Gwynne, Shows & Horticulture Executive:

This should include:

  • Proposed furniture & prop choices.
  • Flower/plant list including colours and/or themes.
  • A sketch/mood board of your design, with dimensions
  • Explain how you will achieve the design without floral foam.

Please ensure no banned plants/flowers are included in your design. The banned plant list can be found here.

If you know someone who would be ideal for this opportunity, or you think you could be the perfect fit, then click here to download the full factsheet.

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