RHS Flower Show Tatton Park
It’s time for the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park to make a return this week for the 20th time since it began back in 1999. From 18th-22nd July you can look forward to an array of displays and activities to celebrate the anniversary over the five day period. So if a day out filled with colour, imagination, and an overall summery ambiance sounds like your thing then make sure you don’t miss out on this spectacular event.
Hopewiser are proud to promote the local happenings of the surrounding area, mainly because we are so lucky to have such stunning villages and landscapes nearby. Tatton Park is no exception to that as the historic estate is home to 2,000 acres of land that includes a deer park, gardens, a farm, and also a mansion that is open for public viewing.
One of the forthcoming displays that stands out to us is the more unusual Poisonous Garden. This is intended to educate gardeners and other visitors about the more gruesome and deadly side to horticulture. This will highlight important areas for anyone who dabbles in gardening and even for those who aren’t particularly interested in the sport. You never know, those oak leaves may just turn out to be poison oak!
Divided into four key areas, The Poison Garden consists of The Apothecary, Pretty Deadly Plants, Hungry Carnivorous Plants, and the eeriest sounding one of them all: The Poison Tunnel. Sounds like a creepy yet educational adventure to us!
Additionally, visitors can look forward to various show gardens including Ginspiration which boasts numerous edible botanicals as well as a copper gin bar designed to resemble a floating pontoon on flowing water. Also, the Future Spaces category is set to highlight ways in which to utilise outdoor spaces to help protect our future, tackling such subjects as the all important climate change. Educational and picturesque sounds like the perfect combination for what is going to be a fabulous few days.
Hopewiser wants to ensure that your day goes without a hitch. That’s why our free and easy-to-use app, Proximity, is designed to help you find your nearest transport facilities with a given postcode. Simply enter your location and Proximity will calculate the nearest train, bus, and metrolink stations in the area. For your free download head over to the App Store or Google Play. See more details below on how to get to the event.
If you are travelling by metrolink, simply disembark at either Altrincham or Manchester Airport and a free shuttle bus which departs these stations every 20 minutes will bring you to and from the show.
You can also take a train from Manchester Piccadilly to Knutsford (approximately 40 minutes) and a further 10 minute walk to the Knutsford Gate entrance to Tatton Park where a courtesy bus will pick you up and take you straight to the showground entrance.
If you are travelling by car and are a returning visitor to the show then you may notice a slightly different route due to the new A556. Fear not, just follow the yellow and black signage as your satnav might not be up to date.
On behalf of everyone here at Hopewiser we hope that you have a lovely day at RHS Tatton Park. If you haven't already, you can purchase tickets via the RHS Tatton Park website. Be sure to follow us on social media for future local event coverage, and tag us in your photographs on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter so that we can see all the fun that you’re having.