RHS Flower Show Tatton Park

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What a great way to explore the world of gardens and flowers! We tried to get there early but the traffic queues are notorious. Several people said they had parked in nearby towns and then caught the special coach in to save driving all the way – a very relaxing way to start the day. Pimms is always a part of the show – a jug shared between four is a lovely way to enjoy some conversation, sun and surroundings. The speciality gardens this year were, to our eyes, a little confusing. The map was not very clear and the gardens seemed to be scattered with little in the way of obvious links between them. As always, the range of ideas and sheer effort and design was varied and worth exploring. Tunnels of one sort or another were this year’s favourite addition. We came away with some of the most beautiful Zantedeschias I have ever seen and missed the last perfect rose (Chandos Beauty – scent rated 10!) but have managed to order one from the nursery. A photographer’s dream day and ages from 10 to 100 were there taking it all in. Good food available and lots of open seating made the day even better. Must book next year’s spot so we don’t run the risk of missing it.

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