Malvern Autumn Show in pictures

PUBLISHED: 16:22 18 October 2010 | UPDATED: 17:59 20 February 2013

Mark Raymont from Padstow brought along his 362kg pumpkin which dwarfed young Ethan and Jack Millward from Hereford

Mark Raymont from Padstow brought along his 362kg pumpkin which dwarfed young Ethan and Jack Millward from Hereford

Martin Griffiths visited the Malvern Autumn Show

Celebrating natures harvest

Martin Griffiths visited the Malvern Autumn Show

The Malvern Autumn showgreeted more than 58,000 visitors with Royal Horticultural Society judges awarding 24 Gold medals in the Flower Show six more than in 2009, and the best tally since 1996. In spite of a turbulent climate this year, the Gold medal blooms were described as blemish-free and of the highest quality possible.

In the Commercial Apples and Pears competition Court Farm, Tillington, was awarded first prize for its Discovery apples. Severn Cider won the Peoples Choice Award in the Perry competition, with Westons taking second place and Olivers Cider and Perry coming in third.

Visitor numbers, which reached 63,000 in 2009, were down this year but Chief Executive Nick Vincent, said he wasnt surprised. The cold weather coupled with uncertainty in the economy almost certainly contributed to a downturn in our final footfall this year, but in terms of quality, the event was first class. We have received many letters of thanks and congratulations, and feedback from traders, exhibitors and visitors has been excellent. All in all it was a very successful show.

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