We were invited to visit the RHS Tatton Park Flower Show / RHS Gardening at Tatton Park in Knutsford, Cheshire on Tuesday which was Press Day to get some sneak peak photos and insight on what everyone can expect to see at at this year’s show.
Here are some of the photos and video of the flower show which we took as well as tips and information which you will need to know if you are heading there. Photos of the beautiful Mr & Mrs Flower (Stilt walkers covered in flowers) who were so obliging when it came to taking a photo, lapland cabin which was for sale…a great addition to your garden, some lovely flowers and outdoor garden decorations.
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There were hundreds and hundreds of flowers to gaze at, wonder about, and purchase. The RHS Gardening Advice booth was just the perfect place to go to if you needed questions answered about the plants and flowers that were on for sale.
The below photos of the flowers were taken at the sheltered Floral Marquee. The show which is on its 19th year is set to expect more than 65,000 visitors.
There are many brands, vendors who have set up their stalls at Tatton Park, its not just about flowers but also about finding the perfect gift, cheese and food. There are also lots of ice-cream stalls, drinks stops and places where you could have a sit down and rest.
Here’s a video of Michael Keane, Front of House Manager from World of Wedgwood Tearoom inviting visitors to the Wedgwood Tea Terrace which will be selling tea, pottery and serving up some yummy Afternoon Tea.
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The Afternoon Tea table at the Wedgwood Tea Terrace and menu as well as some of the pottery being sold at the Flower Show. If you are there, do stop by and have a look at their new designs.
Eva Ziegler, the Senior VP of Fiskars English & Crystal Living talking to me about the Burlington Pot and its history. She explained that each of the flower pot is never the same design and it was inspired by Josiah Wedgwood presenting a pot to the Duchess of Devonshire in 1778. The new design is a collaboration with Laura Cavendish, the Countess of Burlington (hence it being called the Burlington Pot) and the daughter in law of the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire. These pots are locally made in England.
Our favourite bits were at the outdoor garden area where we found shops selling all sorts of garden decorative ideas, garden designs as well as funky items like the garden pod which will definitely be the talk of town, if you had one of those in your garden.
We also enjoyed the garden area where we met up with lots of garden vendors selling seeds, and showing off their plants and vegetables. If gardening is not your things, they also provided details on how you can purchase the fruits and vegetables online directly from their farm.
More decorative ornaments for the garden.
Do stop by and admired the various Garden Designs which are showcased at the Flower Show. There are about 22 garden designers and and landscape architects who will be featuring their designs. The design space ranged from 6m x 4m up to 20m x 20m. The new and upcoming designers showcased their skills and talents beautifully and at the same time communicating a message to the public. For example, one of the designer was displaying how a dementia sufferer might benefit from living in a beautiful space. There was also a Crohn garden
We also got a chance to view the three young designer finalist’s finished garden. The finalists created a garden office – inspired by the idea of using gardens as a workspace, whether as a practical or quiet space, a place to hold meetings or a space within an urban setting. The three finalist this year are Anca Panait (27) from Glasgow, 25 -year-old London-based Jake Curley’s and Ula Maria Bujauskaite (24) from Northampton.
One of our favourite places to visit was the Butterfly Dome. There were over 2,000 beautiful exotic butterflies in the specially created Tropical Butterfly Dome. We wondered around the wonderland of magical beauty as the butterflies flew freely in the space. Children will definitely enjoy this amazing experience. There are also posters around showing the lifecycle of the butterflies.
Here is a video taken at the Butterfly Dome
Here’s another shot taken inside the Butterfly Dome, a volunteer was releasing butterflies into the enclosure while explaining the process to visitors.
More stalls on the outside bit and because it was great weather, it made walking out and about really wonderful.
19 to 23 July 2017
Wednesday to Saturday – 10am until 6.30pm
Sunday – 10am until 5pm
Where is Tatton Park?
How much are the tickets?
Tickets are cheaper by £5 if you buy them in advance. RHS members, will also be able to enter the show on Member’s day which will be on Wednesday, July 19. The public will only be able to get in from Thursday onwards. Ticket prices (at the door) cost £33 while RHS members get a concession as well. Don;t forget you can get your show guides for an additional £5.
Are dogs allowed at the show?
Only guide dogs or assistance dogs are allowed