We've been going to the Malvern Spring Show as it was known almost since it started and we normally arrive as the gates open at 9am and expect to leave about 3pm. That has been our normal pattern.
This year we arrived at the normal time and left before mid-day! There seemed to be huge expanses of empty space and the 'sheds' were literally half empty. The repositioned Floral Marquee also seems to have far fewer stands than in previous years. I only hope that it's just one poor year, and not evidence that the RHS wants to change the style and focus of the show. It's worked for years, got bigger year on year, so please - It ain't broke, so don't try to fix it.