IMAGES | Tatton prepares for RHS Flower Show
Work is underway at Tatton Park to install the displays which will make up the Royal Horticultural Society’s Flower Show when it opens next week in Cheshire.
Tatton Park is set to host the RHS Flower Show from Wednesday 19 July to Sunday 23 July.
Click any image below to launch gallery. Photographs by Mark Waugh
For its own show feature, Tatton Park is preparing a recreation of one of the oldest elements of its garden, a green maze.
Established in the 1790s, the original maze was built out of hornbeam, and now has a central Green Man, sculpted out of an existing tree a decade ago. The figure holds a compass and was inspired by the four corners of the globe, as well as the travels of the last Lord Egerton, who passed away in 1958. He is also meant to represent the diverse collection of plants in Tatton’s 50 acres of garden.
As part of the RHS Flower Show, stories about Tatton Park will be weaved throughout the recreated maze.
Simon Tetlow, head gardener at Tatton Park, said: “Every year we look forward to the RHS Flower Show, as we work together to create a show piece for Tatton Park. This year we were inspired by the original maze and our Secret Stories campaign. We wanted to create something interactive and engaging for guests. Each of the items hidden within will highlight secret stories of some of the places, spaces, people and animals who have featured at Tatton.”
A range of organisations and their design teams create installations at the event. Bruntwood is the main sponsor, and with landscape architect Planit-IE will host ‘the Bruntwood Experiment’, which looks at how different plans can be used to contribute to urban greening and biodiversity.