Garden goals! The RHS Tatton Show opens with an explosion of flowers and a bee garden with its own bath in the scorching sun

A colorful floral extravaganza has come to life at Tatton Park, as the RHS Flower Show returns for the first time since 2019.

Thousands of visitors are expected to flock to Cheshire Park over the next five days for one of the first big events to resume this summer following the easing of lockdown restrictions.

And given the scorching heatwave, it will be a glorious day in the sun this year with a plethora of gardens and attractions for visitors of all ages to admire.

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Naturally, given the heatwave, one of the most talked about gardens is the Bee Happy in the City display which has its own bubbling BATH in its heart as well as stylish bee accessories.

Amateur gardener Denise Reddin, from Oswaldtwistle, won a competition to design the garden for BBC Radio Lancashire and took inspiration from the cobbled streets of Accrington in the design as well as a bath that was used in her own housing estate to grow flowers and red roses in display represent the Lancashire emblem.



Bee Happy in the city garden

He joins other BBC Radio Manchester and Merseyside competition winners with the winning garden which will then be on display at the new RHS Garden Bridgewater in Worsley.

There are 27 exhibition gardens this year at the 28-acre site, which also sees the return of huge floral marquees and a dedicated family area – with children under 16 entering free with an adult.

The largest signature garden is the RHS Flower Power Garde designed by Anca Panait with an impressive 60 different plant varieties, while the Cancer Research UK Legacy Garden is also a stunning centerpiece for visitors to browse and reflect on.



Anca Panait in her garden at RHS Tatton

The Young Designer Garden competition returns, with a titled On Tropic which imagines what gardens in the north will look like if global warming continues to raise temperatures.

New to the show this year is an extraordinary exhibit in the Fleur De Villes tent – with a host of top florists creating couture gowns on mannequins all made of flowers.

The exhibit supports breast cancer research, with dresses inspired by the color pink to be associated with the charity.

More than 60,000 visitors are expected to visit the RHS Flower Show this year, which took three weeks to build – with around 2,000 gardeners involved.



My city – Our musical garden

There will be a series of lectures and expert demonstrations in the Practical Gardening Theater, while the BBC Gardener’s World team will be spotted on the site as they film a BBC special that will air Friday night on BBC2 .

On the last day, Sunday July 25, there will be the return of the ever popular Plant Sale starting at 4 p.m. – where people can get their hands on the glorious blossoms from the gardens and stalls.

Tickets, weather and other information for RHS Flower Show Tatton Park



Bee Happy in the City Garden – complete with hot tub – designed by Denise Reddin

The RHS Flower Show 2021 at Tatton Park opens on Wednesday July 21 to RHS members only, with tickets starting at £ 31.75, and to the public from Thursday July 22 through Sunday July 25, with adult tickets from £ 35.75.

Paying adults can bring two children under 16 free of charge – no ticket required. Tickets are available here.

The weather forecast calls for sunshine and temperatures of up to 28 degrees on Wednesday and Thursday, before cooling slightly to 24 degrees on Saturday.

There is a risk of rain showers and a cooler weather forecast for Saturday and Sunday in Cheshire.



RHS Flower Show Power Garden

Parking for the Flower Show is free, with the car parks opening next to the site from 8 a.m. every day. Premium parking closer to the exhibition grounds can be pre-booked for £ 8.

While masks are no longer required, guests will be encouraged to wear masks in enclosed indoor spaces at the site, such as the floral marquee.

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