Set in the beautiful surroundings of the historic estate at Tatton Park, the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park offers something for all the family. To give kids a great day out and encourage them to get outside, be active, grow plants and discover nature this summer, the RHS is letting under 16 year olds visit for free.*
Highlights for the family at this year’s show include:
Wonderful World of Growing
The Wonderful World of Growing feature aims to show children and adults how fulfilling it can be to grow your own fruit, vegetables, herbs and flowers, from sowing and potting, to enjoying the beautiful blooms and delicious fresh produce. The display by the Association of Manchester Allotment Societies (AMAS) includes vegetables and fruit, herbs for flavouring food and flowers to add colour and encourage wildlife, including bees and butterflies.
School Front to Front Gardens
Favourite children’s television programmes will be the theme for this year’s 22 local schools, from the North West, presenting Front to Front gardens at the Show. Children will be involved in the planning, growing and building stages of the gardens themes, geared around kids TV shows. The popular feature is coordinated by the Winsford Education Partnership and sponsored by Barclays, which sees school children from the North West creating their very own 3m x 3m gardens.
North West School’s Container Competition – supported by Cheshire East Council
North West primary schools will be producing their very own ‘Jubilant Diamond Jubilee’ containers to celebrate Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s 60 year reign. There will be an opportunity for visitors to vote for their favourite colourful and attractive display during the show week.
Primary and Secondary Schools Fruit & Vegetable Trug Competition
Primary and Secondary schools from around the North West will be growing to fill their fruit and vegetable trugs in this new competition, run in conjunction with the RHS Summer Fruit & Vegetable Competition. The children’s efforts will be judged by RHS Fruit &Vegetable judges and the criteria will focus on the best produced healthy vegetables.
RHS Flower Show Tatton Park 2012
Wednesday 18 – Sunday 22 July, Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 6QN
Ticket prices range from £19.50-£23 and are on sale now. Children under 16 go free.
To buy tickets: www.rhs.org.uk or 0844 871 7661
About the RHS
The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s foremost gardening charity, helping and inspiring millions of people to garden. We do this at our gardens and shows and through our scientific research, publications, libraries and our education and community programmes. We are entirely funded by our members, visitors and supporters.
RHS membership is for anyone with an interest in gardening. Support the RHS and secure a healthy future for gardening. For more information call: 0845 130 4646, or visit www.rhs.org.uk
RHS Registered Charity No. 222879/SC038262
RHS members are entitled to purchase four tickets in total at member rates. For group tickets, Groups of 10+: £22 per person, please call 0844 871 7672 or book tickets online.
* Sunday 22 July: Show closes at 5.00pm. For 2012, each paying adult may bring two children aged 16 and under free of charge to the show.
To book tickets over the phone please call 0844 871 7661 (overseas visitors call +44 207 091 8911). Bookings are subject to a handling fee (RHS members exempt)
NB Please note that pet dogs are not permitted in any of our showgrounds. Please do not leave dogs unattended in parked cars.