The RHS Tatton Flower Show is just around the corner and this year Bents is proud to be supporting a local primary school in its ambition to deliver a show garden at what is the North’s biggest celebration of gardens, flowers, horticulture and outdoor living.
Croft Primary School’s Tatton Club has been meeting twice a week for the past six months making plans, crafting, painting and cultivating their own plants for a Monet inspired garden to be featured at the show. Bents has provided sponsorship and support to help the school realise their vision of a purple, pink and cream scene straight from a Monet masterpiece.
Plants include delphiniums, begonias, hollyhocks, clematis and lavender with 50% of all plants used in the garden grown from seed or plugs by the children at their weekly gardening club. Additional features in the garden include a pond, bridge and a 1.5m model made by the children, painted and collaged. The lady will be situated to the back of the garden surrounded by cottage garden plants and in the foreground a rustic easel and Monet’s chair made from twigs and ivy.
The garden will feature in the School’s Gardens Department at the Flower Show, which this year is celebrating its 20th anniversary.
Cheshire Gardens of Distinction
In addition to supporting Croft Primary School’s own garden, we will also be at the Show, joining Marketing Cheshire and their Gardens of Distinction, helping to represent the consortium which comprises over 24 of the county’s most beautiful gardens, and dressing their stand.
As usual the Flower Show will provide a fantastic combination of floral displays and garden designs including a garden designed to honour all those affected by the Manchester Arena attack. The garden will be a key feature of the Show and bees will play a central role in its design.
Plan your day
We’re keeping our fingers crossed that the beautiful weather we’ve been enjoying recently will continue for the Show and if that’s the case it’s likes to be 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.
And why not take a leaf from the girl guides’ handbook and ‘be prepared’? Why not take a picnic with you? Our food hall is bursting with delicious delicacies and we’ve just posted another blog with some great ideas for national picnic week. And don’t forget to take a picnic rug or portable chairs to give your feet a rest during a day of walking and exploring.
There will also be opportunities to shop, indulge in fine food and enjoy lots of live entertainment so if you’re going to Tatton this year don’t forget to pop into stand number TP318 to say hello and grab yourself a Bents goodie bag.