May 18, 2010
May 2010 brought the change I asked for - I have met in reality people I know from blogosphere only and I have visited some wonderful English gardens. Last 2 weeks fantastic – I was in UK attending the garden bloggers meeting at Malvern Spring Gardening Show 2010.
When in January I learned from Yolanda that bloggers meeting is planned in Malvern (UK), there was no question in my mind whether I shall go or not. There was another question “what the hell is Malvern? Chelsea I know, but what is Malvern and why to meet there?”. Mystery was revealed after checking few links. I think that Malvern got great international promotion with hosting bloggers meeting. There is 8.000 visitors to my blog every month from Austria, Australia, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, India, Italy, Lithuania, Netherlands, Philippines, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russian Federation, Spain, Sweden, Turkey and many other countries. I bet most of them never heard of Malvern before, they know now. This is only one blog.
I travelled from Komorow to Warsaw by train, then from Warsaw to Katowice by train, from Katowice to Birmingham in UK by plane, then Birmingham Malvern by train. Seems long right? Yes it is, but I was so happy that volcanic ash didn’t disturb the plan.
… I have spend there one full day, walked around most of the time and I think I still haven’t seen everything.
America has their own garden bloggers meeting “Spring-Fling”, from 2010 we also have our garden bloggers meeting and we will continue every year. Right?
Thanks for great time, lots of chatting and lots of fun! This below picture is taken during party at Helen’s (Patient Gardener):
Back row from left to right: Lia - Midnight Brambling, Zoe - formerly Garden Hopping, Karen - Artists Garden, Gail - Clay & Limestone, Elizabeth - Welsh Hills Again, Easygardener - Greenforks, Michelle - Veg Plotting.
Middle row from left to right: Claire - Plantpassion, YolandaElizabet - Bliss, Helen - The Patient Gardener, Ewa (myself) - Ewa in the Garden, Michelle - RHS Student.
Front row from left to right: Frances - Fairegarden, Sally - Constant Gardener, Victoria - Victoria's Backyard.
Many thanks go to Three Men Went To Mow for entertaining and warming us up, while weather was not so much inviting. BTW, I had no idea before, that chickens can be so entertaining subject... Simply hillarious…
Special thanks to Cleve for taking us a photo at the bloggers meeting place.
Thanks to Michelle and Helen for organizing everything and for picking us up from the beautiful train station at Malvern and finding such great place to stay like Lighthouse on the other side of Malvern Hills.
... where we had a lot of fun...
Michelle - Veg Plotting, Victoria - Victoria's Backyard, Gail - Clay & Limestone.
Back row from left to right: YolandaElizabet - Bliss, Frances - Fairegarden and Ewa (myself) - Ewa in the Garden.
This meeting confirmed my feelings I had from the beginning. Garden bloggers are extraordinary friendly, funny and optimistic people – I am really happy and proud of being one of them. Thank you!
Garden Bloggers Unite!
I am going to publish more posts related to Malvern. More details about it at MalvernMeet blog.