There’s not long to go until the North’s biggest celebration of gardens, flowers, horticulture and outdoor living begins. RHS Tatton Park Flower Show is just around the corner and here at Bents we’re getting very excited about what this year’s event will bring.
As usual there will be a fantastic combination of floral displays and garden designs with opportunities to shop, learn, dine and relax in the surroundings of one of the region’s most beautiful locations…
From flowers and plants to arts and crafts, there are seven different shopping environments to explore at this year’s Tatton Park Flower Show, including the famous Floral Marquee featuring more than 70 hand-picked British and international nurseries selling award-winning stock. Artisan delights can be found in the Country Living Pavilion with tasty treats available in the Great Taste Market.
There are lots of ways to learn at Tatton this year with over 150 talks and workshops taking place in the event theatres. Pick up top tips on lawn care at the Mow Town events hosted by David Hedges-Gower or get some close-up gardening advice at the Propagation Station. Dig in Live is a must for food and garden lovers with events hosted by author Mark Diacono and one our particular favourites…as we launch our very own Butterfly House…is the Bug Hub with talks on insects, bugs and wildlife gardening.
From brunch in the Garden Lounge to the many different options available in the food courts, dining isn’t a problem at Tatton. But if you want to avoid the queues why not take a picnic with you so you can dine whenever the fancy takes. Our Food Hall is full of choice for the perfect hamper from Topping’s award winning pies and delicatessen delicacies to cold drinks and fresh fruit. And we’ve got a great range of picnicwear online as well as picnic rugs, and portable chairs; ideal to give your feet a rest during a day of walking and exploring.
It might be a busy day with lots to see and do, but there is nothing more relaxing than the beautiful surroundings of the many display gardens that have been lovingly and expertly created for this year’s RHS Tatton Park Flower Show. A couple of our favourites include the BBC NW Tonight’s Sunshine Garden in memory of Diane Oxberry, which is a bright garden full of warmth, and the Very Hungry Caterpillar garden inspired by Eric Carle’s famous book.
We’re keeping our fingers crossed that this beautiful weather continues and if that’s the case it’s likely the show will be even busier than usual. With this in mind it’s worth planning your visit. There’s a great page on the RHS website with details of travel, accommodation, places to eat and ticket prices.
If you’re going to Tatton this year then we hope you have a great time and find some fantastic inspiration to bring back to your own garden.