SOME of the gardening world’s most popular faces - including national treasure Alan Titchmarsh - have been unveiled as special guests at this year’s RHS Malvern Spring Festival.

Making a welcome return to the festival after last appearing in 2018, Alan will be joined by Gardeners’ World stars Carol Klein and Joe Swift, alongside RHS Malvern show ambassador Chris Beardshaw, plantswoman and author Sarah Raven and celebrity florist, writer and broadcaster, Jonathan Moseley.

BBC Radio 2’s resident gardening guru, Terry Walton, will also make a comeback, as well as former Blue Peter gardener, Lee Conelley - better known as the Skinny Jean Gardener.

The line-up will be complete with appearances from radio DJ Jo Whiley and singer Lesley Garrett.

The four-day festival, which runs from May 7 to 10 at Three Counties Showground, Malvern, attracts over 100,000 people annually and is seen as the official start of Spring.

As the largest RHS show outside of London, visitors flock to see its inspirational show gardens and beautiful Floral Marquee, get top tips from the experts and enjoy the best food and drink that Worcestershire has to offer.

Alan said: “I'm delighted to be returning to RHS Malvern Spring Festival. It's held at such an exciting time of the year when gardens are really starting to come to life, and the show itself is the perfect place for people to come and be inspired, regardless of their level of gardening knowledge.

"Being at the foot of the Malvern Hills, it's also a truly wonderful setting which shows the Great British countryside off at its very best."

Di Walton, head of shows at Three Counties Showground, said: “RHS Malvern Spring Festival is a hugely popular event on the gardening calendar having a particularly unique character all of its own.

“We are thrilled that it attracts big names from the gardening world and our special guests this year are no exception. It speaks volumes that we have so many popular regulars who love being at Malvern and we’re honoured to welcome them back each year.”

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