The Royal Horticultural Society’s (RHS) Flower Show Tatton Park (20 – 24 July) returns to Cheshire’s s 1,000-acre deer park for its eighteenth year, with a host of displays and new features for the perfect summer day out.
Some of the highlights at this year’s show include a new Evolution Gardens category, all new Talks Theatre in the Floral Marquee where you can garner advice from the likes of gardening expert and TV personality Carol Klein, and The Vineyard, an area dedicated to tastings and English wine heritage.
Art takes to the fore as a curated collection of sculptures surround a champagne bar to enjoy Art in the Garden, while staff from Manchester School of Art design unique decorations for Fools and Follies, transforming a well-known clump of trees – which has provided the backdrop for many an RHS Tatton garden – into an exploration of the magic and fantasy surrounding the ‘Folly’.
Also new for 2016 is Family Day, which will take place on Saturday 23rd July, coinciding with the launch of the big screen adaptation of Roald Dahl’s The BFG. The Big Friendly Giant will come to life in the form of a fabulous RHS Tatton Show Garden.
Alongside new elements, visitors can also look forward to returning feature favourites, such as 6×4 meter injections of innovative design courtesy of Back to Back Gardens. Show and Water Gardens continue to demonstrate some of the best garden design in the world, and the power of the shed will once again be highlighted by last year’s popular Garden Hideaways.
Continuing to fly the flag for youth in horticulture, the RHS Young Designer of the Year competition is back, this year following on the RHS trend of Health, Happiness and Horticulture, while green-fingered pupils create their own tributes to their favourite musicals in the School Gardens display.
In addition, the RHS and Cheshire Agricultural Society are delighted to announce that the combined ticket, launched in 2015 to provide access to both the Cheshire County Show in June and RHS Flower Show Tatton Park in July, will continue again this year.*
The show will run from 20 to 24 July, for further information, please visit:www.rhs.org.uk/tatton