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Tatton blooms in the sunshine as RHS Flower Show nears


Thousands expected at Tatton flower show

Tatton Flower show installation

The RHS Tatton flower show opens to the public today with over 300 displays and garden features. Tens of thousands of people are expected to attend over the next 5 days. This years theme is sustainability and greening the grey parts of Britain with a message that too many gardens - front and back - are being concreted over.

Giant bug will form part of one of the installations

"We at Cheshire East Council are extremely privileged to be able to host this wonderful event at Tatton Park, an award-winning visitor attraction. "It truly represents the Chelsea of the North and we hope that all gardening enthusiasts will come along.

"But you don't have to be a gardener to enjoy the RHS Tatton experience. "Tatton Park is a wonderful venue for this event and there is so much more to do once you are here.

"The RHS Flower Show provides us with an opportunity to showcase our own amazing gardens as well as the many other historic and fascinating features of Tatton Park.

"We are very pleased that the Royal Horticultural Society has once again shown its commitment to the Borough and Tatton.

– Councillor Les Gilbert, Cheshire East Council


Prisoner garden goes on display at Tatton show

A garden designed by prisoners in Cheshire is going on display at the Tatton Park Royal Horticultural Society show.

The garden, which was created by inmates at Styal Prison, the region's only female prison, is in the running to pick up a prize at the prestigious flower show.Prison officials say the project's helping to turn around the lives of some of the inmates who work on it.

Mel Barham went to find out more: