LIVING in rented accommodation or in a small property does not have to limit garden lovers from enjoying plants.

And the Royal Horticultural Society Malvern Spring Festival will be offering visitors ideas and inspiration about how to get the most out of a small space and even bring the outdoors inside.

New to this year’s show, taking place at the Three Counties Showground from Thursday May 10 until Sunday May 13, is the Green Living Spaces area, which aims to encourage people with no garden or small spaces to make the most of the space they have.

There will be patios, balconies and an inside room to view where specialist garden designers share some of their ideas creating functional, beautiful and moveable gardens that people can take with them when they move home.

RHS Ambassador and Mentor of Green Living Spaces Jamie Butterworth said: “More people are on the move than ever before, with 37 per cent of the British population in rented accommodation. Because of this, we need to be more creative with how we garden and where we garden.

“We need to find new, creative ways to bring plants into our lives. This new category is a fantastic way of showcasing and encouraging #GenerationRent to get gardening and get growing.”

Hoping to encourage the next generation of horticulturalists, the designers will demonstrate practical, inspirational and beautiful ways of maximising space using carefully chosen plants from nurseries in the Floral Marquee and Plant Village. Visitors will be able to take home both the ideas and the plants to turn those dreams into a reality.

Jamie added: “House plants have a huge range of benefits - they improve the air quality in our homes absorbing air pollutants, they reduce stress, control humidity, reduce sound levels and, above all, look beautiful. Plants are good for us and the planet so any way that we can green up our increasingly grey Britain is beneficial to all.”

The designers include Andy Bending, who studied at the Cotswold Gardening School. His show garden is called The Salad Deck and his bursting with edible delights including a living wall of salad leaves, herbs and edible succulents.

Founder of Bristol Organic Gardening, Andy Bending is championing self-sufficient gardeners and putting the environment at the heart of his design with sustainable, reclaimed timber decking.

Another of the show gardens is called Outside Number 39 and by Elaine Portch. This balcony was inspired by the designer’s daughter and offers a place to eat outdoors as well as relax and unwind.

It uses varying levels of plants to create the effect of being in a larger space.

Elaine specialises in residential outdoor spaces and will be using plenty of up-cycled pieces of furniture, re-purposed planters and sculptural works to bring colour and interest to the balcony.

Other gardens in the Green Living Spaces area include The Urban Escape by Sebastian Conrad, which is inspired by art and uses art to create a soothing tranquillity. Grow, Dine and Relax is a balcony garden focusing on eating and entertaining by designer Anne Keenan.