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RHS Tatton Park 19 - 23rd July 2006

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Why gardeners love to go to the RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park ...and a look forward to what's on offer in 2006


Wednesday 19 - Sunday 23 July 2006

19 July reserved for RHS members

www.rhs.org.uk/flowershows

Ticket booking:  0870 906 3811 (public) or 0870 906 3810 (RHS members)

Opening hours:
Wednesday 19 - Saturday 22nd July       10am - 7pm
Sunday 23 July 10am - 5pm (sell off starts at 4pm)


2006 will be the eighth year that Tatton Park hosts the RHS Flower Show in its magnificent 1,000 acre estate, famous for its tree lined avenues and herds of red and fallow deer, two historic houses, a working farm and award winning gardens.

This year the show is getting a new look, as the RHS transforms the show ground into a new grid system to make room for more horticultural show pieces and show gardens.  Two floral marquees will this year come together to form a double marquee and the RHS National Flower Bed competition supported by Ball Colegrave will move to a new high profile location running from the East towards the floral marquee.

More than 600 different exhibitors make up this huge event, which now spans more than 29 acres.  Designers and nurseries have been working all year round to grow the plants and select only the finest 'show standard' specimens to bring to Tatton.

A firm fixture in the gardener's diary, Tatton attracts visitors mainly from Greater Manchester, Merseyside, Lancashire, Yorkshire, Cumbria and the North East as well as Staffordshire, North Wales and its home county, Cheshire. Visitor numbers from further afield are increasing as gardeners are catching on to the show's relaxed atmosphere and spacious surroundings.  Those that go to Tatton have also shown themselves to be keen to learn; it has the biggest turn-out at the RHS Advisory stand than at any other RHS show.


National and international recognition for this, the third big RHS horticultural event of the season is growing, and is favoured by gardeners like Monty Don and Diarmuid Gavin, who last year put his BBC Garden School students to the test at the show.

In addition to the great RHS tradition of the show gardens, Tatton is home to more than 25 urban back to back gardens, which allow designers to demonstrate their creativity and planting skills on a realistic sized garden. 

10 RHS Gold medals were awarded in the gardens categories at Tatton last year; proportionately higher than Golds awarded in the gardens at Chelsea and Hampton Court.

Three North West-based horticultural colleges - Myerscough, Reaseheath and the Welsh College of Horticulture are turning out some truly talented designers, floral artists and plant experts - many of whom can be seen for the first time at Tatton.

Local authority gardening is also celebrated in style at Tatton, as 26 local authorities, communities and colleges take up the challenge to grow and design a creative bed for the RHS National Flower Bed Competition.  Not only does this showcase the best in civic horticulture from across the UK, it also creates a fun and exciting avenue of colourful bedding displays right across the show ground.

Gardening is not the only hobby to be satisfied with a trip to Tatton, there are also endless opportunities to shop, with more than 300 exhibitors selling products including handmade jewellery, luxury foods, and gifts and many unusual plants.  Every conceivable gardening accessory is available from compost to conservatories and if you want a designer to work on your own garden, the RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park is the place to organise it.

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Africa Arrives in Tatton!
Africa Arrives in Tatton!
This year’s RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park is set to be influenced by the stunning flora of the African continent. Designers have taken inspiration from the dramatic landscape and exotic...
Cheshire Group of the NCCPG Show New Plant Collections
Cheshire Group of the NCCPG Show New Plant Collections
Cheshire Group of the NCCPG Show New Plant Collections® RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park 2006 New National Plant Collections® making their debut in the ‘Garden of Plant...
Gold Fever Strikes at the RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park 19-23 July, Knutsford, Cheshire
Gold Fever Strikes at the RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park 19-23 July, Knutsford, Cheshire
Gold fever has struck at the RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park, where the show ground has been bathed in sunshine and exhibitors have been celebrating medal success. 10 gardens have been awarded...
In the Glorious Sunshine 10 Gardens Get Gold At the RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park
In the Glorious Sunshine 10 Gardens Get Gold At the RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park
In the Glorious Sunshine 10 Gardens Get Gold At the RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park Ten gardens have been awarded much-coveted RHS Gold medals in the Show and Back to Back categories, amongst the...
Ones to watch…just some of the garden design entries for 2006
Ones to watch…just some of the garden design entries for 2006
Show gardens Jamie Dunstan, PSI Nursery, Rotherham, South Yorkshire, tel - 01709 790642 Innovative use of materials and excellent planting in Jamie Dunstan’s 2005 sunken patio garden earned...
reaches full bloom!
reaches full bloom!
The RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park reaches full bloom! Wednesday 19 - Sunday 23 July 2006 19 July reserved for RHS member www.rhs.org.uk/flowershows Ticket booking: 0870 906 3811 (public) or 0870...
RHS FLOWER SHOW AT TATTON PARK 2006 BACK TO BACK GARDEN AWARDS Best Back to Back Garden: Paperbark and Thorner Garden Design and Build
RHS FLOWER SHOW AT TATTON PARK 2006 BACK TO BACK GARDEN AWARDS Best Back to Back Garden: Paperbark and Thorner Garden Design and Build
RHS FLOWER SHOW AT TATTON PARK 2006 BACK TO BACK GARDEN AWARDS Best Back to Back Garden: Paperbark & Thorner Garden Design & Build Award Exhibitor Site number Exhibiting Area Gold Gold Art...
RHS FLOWER SHOW AT TATTON PARK 2006 SHOW GARDEN AWARDS Best Show Garden: Peter Ashley Ltd
RHS FLOWER SHOW AT TATTON PARK 2006 SHOW GARDEN AWARDS Best Show Garden: Peter Ashley Ltd
RHS FLOWER SHOW AT TATTON PARK 2006 SHOW GARDEN AWARDS Best Show Garden: Peter Ashley Ltd Award Exhibitor Site number Exhibiting Area Gold Gold Peter Ashley Ltd C38 Show Garden Styal, Cheshire Gold...
Schools Out – at the RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park (19 – 23 July 2006)
Schools Out – at the RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park (19 – 23 July 2006)
It’s not quite the summer holidays yet, but already children are enjoying the great outdoors as hundreds of pupils from schools across the region head for the RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park (19...
Some Victorian style comes to the RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park …
Some Victorian style comes to the RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park …
Not only is Victoriana high fashion on the catwalks, but the gardening world is also embracing this golden age, with a number of designers at this year’s RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park using...
The forecast shows a bright and sunny outlook for the RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park (19-23 July)
The forecast shows a bright and sunny outlook for the RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park (19-23 July)
The competition is hotting up as the garden designers at the RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park (19-23 July) make the finishing touches to their displays before judging begins for those coveted RHS...
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