2010 RHS Flower Show Success for The Mod-ieval Garden | Knutsford Times

2010 RHS Flower Show Success for The Mod-ieval Garden

By on July 21, 2010

At this, their twelfth Flower Show, their back-to-back entry, The Mod-ieval Garden, has been awarded a Silver Gilt medal.

Tatton has been awarded well over 20 medals in the 12 years that the Flower Show has taken place at Tatton Park. These have been awarded in nearly every category, from ‘Back-to-Back’, to Flower Beds, to Show Gardens and the Floral Marquee.

After months of planning and a hectic final few days getting the garden ready for judging and the opening, now the gardeners can just enjoy the show. Sam Youd, Gardens Manager and designer of this year’s garden commented “Now the garden has been judged and awarded we can look forward to talking to the public about our entry and the fabulous buzz of the show!  This award is a great commendation to all the hard work and planning of the gardening team.”

Opening to the public today, the annual horticultural show, regularly draws 100,000 visitors and takes place from Wednesday 21st to Sunday 25th July at this historic estate in rural Cheshire East.

This year, Tatton’s back to back garden draws inspiration from the Old Hall, sited in shady woodland at the heart of the historic deer park.  The original late medieval manor house was built by Sir William Stanley, from the powerful Northern family who helped turn the tide of history at the Battle of Bosworth, 1485.  Tatton’s back to back, named, The Mod-ieval Garden, reflects a more peaceful moment in this period.  This is a garden for ‘Lady Joan Stanley’ (née Massey), Sir William’s wife.

Presented in association with Cheshire Gardens of Distinction, the garden has been designed for relaxation and enjoyment.  It includes planting for colour and aroma, medicinal and culinary herbs, produce and turfed seating areas. It reaches back into the past for inspiration but could easily be adapted to a small space in a modern setting.  During the show, colourful characters and a strolling ‘medieval’ musician will be entertaining visitors to the garden. 

Brendan Flanagan, Tatton Park and Visitor Economy Manager commented “I am sure that this year’s garden will be a hit with visitors to the Show.  It is a beautiful restful feature that reflects the qualities of Tatton and Cheshire’s Gardens.”

Our coverage sponsor Xentum Wealth Management, would like to treat you and three guests who share your horticultural passion to tickets for next year’s Tatton Park RHS Show. For more information please click here and visit their website.


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