Get Stuck into Summer With Glorious Gardens, Beloved Bugs and Floral Fun at RHS Flower Show Tatton Park (17 - 21 July 2019)

* Learn about our creepy crawly friends and the benefits they bring with insect inspired features and all new Bug Hub

 

* Immerse yourself in a colour explosion of over 5000 Dahlias

 

* Popular Back to Back Gardens take centre stage, brimming with take home inspiration and tips

 

* Over 200 talks and workshops across eight interactive areas

 

This year’s Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Flower Show Tatton Park (17 — 21 July) is a celebration of all things big, bright and bug—filled with brand new features, elaborate planting and garden design innovation.

 

The iconic Back to Back Gardens will wow the crowds, each unique and quirky in their design and full of take home inspiration ideal for back gardens or small green spaces. Just some of the 6m X 4m plots to look out for include ‘The Perfumer’s Garden’ by Cheshire—based Charlie Adams which highlights how urban spaces can be transformed by fragrant planting, and Matt Johnson’s antidote to the modern world, utilising every inch of space to show just what’s possible in limited outdoor areas.

 

Design duo Jane Bingham and Penny Hearn return with their ‘Let’s go Fly a Kite’ garden in celebration of 25 years of the Children Today Charitable Trust, and the emotive design by Greater Manchester’s Andrew Walker illustrates the work of ‘Start in Salford‘ a creative therapy charity providing various pursuits and activities in aid of mental health.

 

On a different scale entirely, a feature garden will offer exciting insight into the latest RHS Garden in Bridgewater, taking inspiration from the 154 acre site which is due to open in Salford in 2020. Designed by Leon Davis and Peter Gregory of local company Flint Landscapes, the walk through garden at RHS Tatton Park will focus on natural play and encourage the senses, with elements living on to be reused at RHS Bridgewater itself.

 

A long established champion of youth in horticulture, new talent and design remains at the heart of the show with the RHS Young Designer Competition encouraging budding designers from all over the country to create their own garden and bring their designs to life. This year four finalists will be mentored by award—winning designers Mark Gregory and Catherine MacDonald from Landforni Consultants.

 

Creepy crawlies take over the huge Dome structure this year as The Bug Hub explores how some of our insect friends and foes interact in our own gardens and what we can do to live in harmony with these Vital creatures. Take an intricate look under the microscope at slugs and bugs, or take part in The Slug Club to help us spot and track the yellow cellar slug, sights of which have declined drastically over the past 30 years.

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