What to expect at the 2016 RHS Tatton Flower Show

PUBLISHED: 12:58 21 July 2016 | UPDATED: 16:20 21 July 2016

An Eye on Combermere: a back to back garden design for Combermere Abbey by Peter Beckett and Phil Tatler

An Eye on Combermere: a back to back garden design for Combermere Abbey by Peter Beckett and Phil Tatler

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Kate Houghton takes a trip to the RHS Tatton Flower Show

This year’s RHS event at Tatton Park was another glorious exhibition of all that is great in British horticulture and garden design.

With 17 gorgeous Back to Back Gardens, beautiful Blooming Borders, inspiring Show Gardens, entertainingly clever Garden Hideaways (oh, the things you can do with sheds!), a Floral Marquee bursting at the seams with beautiful blooms and so, so much more, it’s a full day of fabulousness for any garden lover.

Highlights this year include Art in the Garden, a collection of breathtaking sculpture in a variety of media and, of course, the BFG himself, celebrating 100 Years of Roald Dahl.

There was a considerable increase in the Back to Back garden showcase this year, with 17 mini gardens demonstrating just exactly what can be created in even the smallest space. Cheshire’s Gardens of Distinction demonstrated why their title is well deserved in a collection of simply stunning exhibits, from Biddulph Grange’s extraordinary An English Stumpery Garden to Combermere’s glorious An Eye on Combermere.

The Floral Marquee, as always, was a scented haven for the flower lover. Filled with dazzling colour and plants to inspire, both indoor and out, this is a must-see for every visitor - with a garden and without. Cacti, bonsai, carnivorous, hardy and tropical; they’re all here to be seen and admired.

If you’ve never been - go!

www.rhs.org.uk/shows-events/rhs-flower-show-tatton-park

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