Harvest It at Malvern Autumn Show

Orchard and Hopyard Pavilion

The Orchard Pavilion celebrates both traditional and modern orchards. From apple orchards to damson orchards, there’s a whole host of information on how modern day orcharding practices compare to those practised by our ancestors. You can also buy trees and produce from local orchards and farms.

There are over 150 varieties of heritage and modern apples, pears and unusual orchard fruit on display from R V Roger, while Frank P Mathews Ltd have an impressive 300 varieties of apple as well as crab apples and pears for which Worcestershire is renowned. 

Festival of Perry

We're hoping to break a world record with our impressive display of perry pears, plus you can buy local rare perry. New for 2018, we are offering tours of our Perry Pear Orchard, with experts on hand to answer questions, ask in the marquee for tour times. 

People’s Choice Award

This is your chance to sample an array of perry, visit the Worshipful Company of Fruiterers stand to find out more and cast your vote.

Apple & Pear Show

Growers in the Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire showcase their best fresh fruit and juice.

Apple & Pear Auction

At 3pm on Sunday in the Orchard Pavilion many of the displays are auctioned off, it's your chance to pick up a tray of prize-winning fruit or a bottle of fruit juice.

The Hopyard

The three shires of Herefordshire, Worcestershire and Shropshire produce more than half of the hops grown in the UK and are collectively known as the Hopshires, this is your chance to find out more. 

This year, with the help of Ledbury Real Ales and Teme Valley Brewery who are championing Green Hop Beer, we hosting a small Beer Festival. 

Harvest Pavilion

One of the UKs largest Harvest Pavilions, here you will find nearly 30 National Plant Societies, National Championships for the National Vegetable Society, Vegetable Trug National Championships and our own Grow to Show section with over 1,000 entries.

Grow to Show Competitions

An amazing array of produce grown by passionate gardeners and professional horticulturists alike. With over 175 classes these competitions are an impressive sight with displays including cut flowers, pot plants and vegetables.

National Vegetable Society Championships

The National Vegetable Society Midland Branch Championships are held here with a range of pristine vegetables on display.

Fuchsia Competitions

Fuchsia fans are treated to benches filled with all varieties from pruned Bonsai Fuchsias, those selected for ornamental foliage and trailing ones displayed in a hanging pot to name a few.

Vegetable Trug National Championships

Primped, preened and polished vegetables are displayed in tugs ready for to be examined by the judges who consider the variety, quality and the all-around effect of their harvest. 

National Plant Societies

Seek growing tips and advice from experts from many different plant societies including fuchsia, gladiolus and dahlia. 

RHS Committee Experts 

Not to be missed, top experts from the RHS Tender Plant Committee are hosting talks throughout the show.  This is your chance to ask the experts questions on all sorts of gardening topics.

Saturday

  • Exotic Passion Flowers and other Tender and Hardy Climbers with Jane Lindsey
  • Indoor Gardening in your own Terrarium with Don Billington
  • Carnivorous Plants from Around the World for Amateur to Keen Collector with Matthew Soper
  • A Taste of South Africa – How to successfully grow plants of the Fynbos with Claire Batten
  • Cacti, from small to large, for House and Patio with John Hughes
  • Something New About Growing Vegetables with Jon Wheatley

Sunday

  • Happy Healthy Houseplants and Orchids with Helen Bainbridge
  • Preparing Fuchsias for Winter with Geoff Oke 
  • Growing Vegetables in Containers with Mark Hall 
  • The Wonders of Succulents with Brian Hiley
  • Eye-Catching Plants for Autumn with Tim Miles