Instead of our usual meeting on a Monday, we took the opportunity to go to the final day, Sunday, of the RHS Spring Plant Festival at Malvern. It had rained overnight, but 50 members met at 8.30am eager and excited to be going to the show.. After a very smooth and trouble-free coach journey, we arrived at the Malvern show ground and went our different ways into the Festival. We had a glorious day, perfect sunny weather and surrounded by beautiful plants and gardens. The large floral marquee was superb with fantastic displays of flowers tempting us to buy. The show gardens both by professional designers and local schoolchildren were lovely and not too pretentious or beyond the average gardeners’ reach. The sheds and marquees of floral art, food and wine, crafts and gifts were outstanding as were the many cafes and restaurants where we could rest and recuperate. At 4.00pm we gathered by the coach clutching our treasured purchases, to start our journey home, tired but very happy after a splendid “Grand Day Out”.