THE winners at a popular county garden show have been crowned for 2022.

May 5 saw the start of the RHS Malvern Spring Show at the Three Counties Showground, with Cotswold-based designer Emily Crowley-Wroe being awarded Best in Show for her creation "The Hide Garden"

The garden also received a Silver Gilt medal for its design, which celebrates nature on the doorstep.

She said: "This is my first time at the Malvern Spring Festival and I am absolutely thrilled to have received a Silver Gilt medal.

"To then have the bonus of winning Best in Show is delightful."

James Alexander-Sinclair, RHS chair of judges, said: "The judges were thrilled to be back at the Malvern Spring Festival after such a long break and were delighted with the standard of the gardens."

Joining Emily Crowley-Wroe with Silver Gilt Medals are Karen Tatlow and Jamie Langlands.

The Cancer Research UK Legacy Garden was designed by Karen Tatlow and is designed to celebrate people who leave a gift in their will, which in turn helps to fund life-saving research.

The Peaceful Escape Garden, by Jamie Langlands from Oxford Garden Design, is designed to create a relacing and contemplative feeling.

Finally, the judges awarded two Bronze medals, firstly to Rhodri Wilson with his 'innovative low maintenance' garden, dedicated to working, relaxing and entertaining, and the remaining award was handed to Malvern newcomer Laura Ashton-Phillips for The Longcroft Press Garden, a very personal space dedicated to the designer's family orchard in the Forest of Dean, close to Malvern.

The full awards list is available on the Three Counties Website here:

RHS Malvern Spring Festival runs until Sunday 8th May. Limited tickets are available for Friday, Saturday and Sunday

For more information on the nurseries, gardening specialists and the 2022 show and feature gardens visit: