Yay RHS Malvern Spring Festival application forms are live! Oh no it’s a 3 week turn around!
After this brief moment of feeling like headless chickens we refocus, put our game faces on and feel determined to try our best.
Malvern offers substantial grants of £3,000 to every Festival Garden exhibitor to cover the costs of planting. Although this helps we still feel like we need £15,000 to cover necessary and high costs such as accommodation, labour, hard landscaping and materials. After a lengthy and very helpful talk with the RHS correspondent Nina, we are feeling more confident for the deadline as confirmed sponsorship is not necessary, just a pipeline of ideas. Luckily we have that!
One plus is that a Festival Garden is smaller which makes it easier in some respects but requires a total re-tweak of the design. We have decided to remove the element of flowing water as the complications of the cost and scale of it is too much for our ever decreasing budget and garden plot.