Love is a big theme for the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park, open from 22 to 26 July. Love gardens, love plants and the summer of love weave a 1960’s feel to many of the exhibits and displays. Alongside, the social benefits of gardening and its green, sustainable credentials will be also highlighted.
They’ll have expert growers lining up in the Floral Marquee and Plant Village, tradestands galore for the ultimate shopping experience and future stars of garden design battling it out to triumph in the Young Designer of the Year competition.
One exciting category to look out for is the RHS Young Designer of the Year. The Tatton Show has been a springboard for many careers – the RHS Young Designer competition has given a helping hand to designers including Tony Woods, Tamara Bridge and Sam Ovens who have since designed gardens at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show and set up their own successful businesses. Hugo Bugg, another previous winner, is co-designing the M&G Garden at the Chelsea Show this year. The five designers taking part in this important competition will be mentored throughout the process by Mark Gregory and Catherine Macdonald and will be announced in the New Year.
The Floral Marquee at Tatton Park is a sight to behold. Spanning the width of the showground, this huge space houses a wealth of expert growers and nurseries.
Take a wander through and marvel at the stunning blooms on display. Expert plantspeople will be on hand to answer any questions you may have to help you grow beautiful plants at home. Outside the Floral Marquee you’ll find the Plant Village with, a selection of nurseries, beautiful displays and an exciting range of plants to buy.
Green Fields will return, with more family fun. Running a variety of child-friendly workshops and activities throughout the week, it’s the perfect place to get kids interested in gardening and the great outdoors. Plus, don’t miss entries from the School Garden competition, which sees local schools design and build their own Show Garden.
Across the showground there are a number of areas where you can drop in to listen to presentations from experts. At Dig-In Live, edibles are order of the day and the theatre makes up part of the Dig-In area which hosts the RHS Summer Fruit & Vegetable Competition and Edible Allotments. The Flower School is all about floristry and floral arrangements while Mow Town will focus on lawn and how to create a natural green carpet to make your neighbours jealous. The talks and workshops are one of the highlights of the show and we’ll have an impressive schedule of plant experts, foodies and gardeners joining us in 2020.
The majority of trips return from destination between 16:30 and 17:30. The driver will inform you of the exact time on the day, dependant on outward travel times. Whilst we do not guarantee a W/C on board most of our excursion fleet do have toilet facilities. For your comfort we allocate seating at time of booking, however reserve the right to alter or amend your seat allocation for utilisation purposes; If you have a seating preference please make a note in the booking section when placing your order and we will try to accommodate. Once you have booked with us you will be emailed with a travel ticket containing seat numbers, this will be sent within 24 hours of placing the booking, if after this time you have not received your travel ticket please email firstname.lastname@example.org for confirmation.
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|Knaresborough- 09:20 +£0.00*|
|Starbeck- 09:15 +£0.00*|
|Knaresborough Road- 09:10 +£0.00*|
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|Harrogate- 09:00 +£0.00*|
|Wetherby- 09:40 +£0.00*|