RHS Flower Show Tatton Park 2016

by Wendy Syddall

Yesterday Mum and I went to the RHS flower show at Tatton Park. We’ve been going on and off for a number of years and its a nice day out looking at plants and show gardens. This year as with the past few years we struggled to find the gardens as they had hidden them well. I think we saw them all in the end. For me personally I didn’t enjoy all the gardens as much as I used to, its seems to be about prairie planting and wild flower meadows which in some ways just means weeds to me. I like some of those but a good garden for me is full of colourful plants no matter what other structures they may have. I found a few. The other thing I noticed was that if I liked the garden it would invariably have been given a ‘silver gilt’ medal and if I didn’t like it they got ‘gold’. I know the RHS are looking for something different to myself but I have never noticed this with the medals before.

It was a pretty hot day so we didn’t buy any plants til just before we came home partly so we didn’t have to carry them and also didn’t want them to wilt. We bought 2 Echinaceas. One a creamy yellow colour and one an orangy/red colour. I will post pictures once they have been planted.

I hope you enjoy the pictures I have taken.