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Tatton Park RHS Flower Show 2009 / 2010

The Next RHS Show at Tatton Park is 22–26 July 2009

The RHS took the Society's flower show formula to the North West of England in 1999, establishing the third largest flower show in the UK in the rolling parkland of Tatton Park about 16 miles south of Manchester. The result has proven to be a stupendous success, a classic RHS show that combines the very best in horticultural standards - incorporating a spectacular floral marquee - with a remarkable atmosphere of freshness and originality.

Tatton Park RHS Flower Show is held at the National Trust (NT) Property at Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire WA16 6QN - MAP

The Tatton Park RHS Flower Show Infoline Telephone Number is 01625 374435

Tatton Park is an award-winning historic country estate with a neo-classical mansion set in about 20 hectares; 50 acres of gardens with an adjoining working farm, set in 400 hectares; 1,000-acres and deer park.In 1598 the estate was bought by Sir Thomas Egerton, Lord Chancellor of England. Sir Thomas and his children rarely visited the estate and it was loaned to tenants.

Tatton Park is financed, administered and maintained by Cheshire County Council. Without this commitment the Nastional Trust would not have been able to acquire this historic property.

National Trust Members have free admission to the house and gardens only, except during special events, and half-price entry to the farm. Members must pay car entry charges, and full admission to any special events, such as the RHS Flower Show, usually staged in July each year.

The Tatton Park RHS Flower Show Show Gardens - There are usually twenty or so show gardens at Tatton Park with design and construction budgets typically ranging from £30,000 to over £70,000 together with around 26 to 30 Back-to-Back Gardens. These are small gardens and in this category professional designers, colleges, amateurs or clubs and Societies can submit applications. The typical budget for these gardens ranges from £7,500 to over £15,000.

At the time of writing (Oct 2008) there was no financial charge for the space your garden or feature occupies. Enabling 100% of your funding to be invested in the creation of the display that promotes your organisation.

Travelling to the RHS Show at Tatton Park

Travelling to the RHS Show at Tatton Park by car - The RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park will be signposted on all major roads on the approach to Tatton Park.
It is recommended that you ignore your satellite navigation system and just follow the temporary road signs and any instructions from the police or stewards.

Parking at the RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park - There is ample FREE parking within the grounds of Tatton Park included in the price of the entrance ticket.

You will be directed by stewards to an appropriate car park on arrival. All car parks are open from 0800 and close one hour after the show. Shuttle buses, some with wheelchair access, are available where appropriate to assist in transportation to the entrances.

Parking on the roads around the showground is strictly prohibited and your vehicle is likely to be impounded by the police.

Rail Travel to RHS Show at Tatton Park - Trains run between Manchester, Piccadilly and Knutsford with a journey time of about 40 minutes.

For full details on all regional rail services, including information for disabled visitors, visit the Greater Manchester Public Transport Executive (GMPTE) website - http://www.gmpte.com/ the official public transport site for Greater Manchester, UK or call 0870 608 2608 or call the National Rail Enquiries on 08457 484950.

Metrolink
There is also a frequent Metrolink service between Manchester Piccadilly and Altrincham a journey of about 30 minutes.

For full details of Metrolink visit the GMPTE website or call 0870 608 2608.

There is a courtesy bus service operating daily to the showground from Altrincham station and from the Knutsford Gate entrance to the Tatton Park estate, about a 10 minutes’ walk from Knutsford Station from 0830 to 1930 and Sunday 0830 to 1800.

Cycling - If you are cycling to the RHS Garden Show at Tatton Park, bicycle racks will be available near the entrances to the flower show.

Coaches - The coach park will be clearly signposted from the A556, and is free of charge.

Disabled visitors - Orange/blue badge holders will be directed to reserved sections of the showground car parks after verification of occupancy.

Manual and electric wheelchairs are available for loan, but must be reserved in advance. For information please call 0845 260 7000 from the second week in January. Limited availability.

the RHS Show Tatton Park attendants cannot be provided but one companion is admitted free of charge per wheelchair user, visually impaired visitor or other person whose disability necessitates a carer.

Catering - There is a wide range of catering at the show. To reserve a table in the Tatton Brasserie for the day of your visit, call 0845 260 7000 during office hours; booking line closes two days before relevant show day. Please book early to avoid disappointment.

Alternatively, experience the five-star luxury of Chester and its 21st century delights. Escape to Cheshire’s countryside and discover magnificent stately homes and gardens. For more information on short breaks in Chester and Cheshire go to www.visitchester.com

Order Gardening Catalogues

Facilities - Bank, cloakroom, left luggage, plant crèche, pharmacy, and children’s crèche for 2-9 years old, maximum stay two hours, with limited access on a first come first served basis are available within the showground.

Catalogue / Programmes will be available for purchase at the entrances or can be ordered in advance, with a handling and postage charge, by calling 0844 209 0353, when buying your tickets online or bought on the day. The last day for ordering catalogues in advance is 24 June.

Please note that catalogues will be posted first class during the week before the show.

This service is ONLY available within the UK.

The RHS Show Tatton Park Showground

No animals, except for registered guide or assistance dogs, will be admitted to the RHS Show at Tatton Park.

Please note that this is a temporary, outdoor event on open parkland and is subject to varying weather and ground conditions. Although some temporary trackway is laid, much of the event is on open ground and care must be taken. We therefore advise that you check the weather forecast for the day of your visit, consider the nature of the event and the effects of any inclement weather on surface conditions, and wear suitable clothing and footwear. In extreme weather conditions, access may be restricted in the interest of safety.

Visitors to the RHS Show at Tatton Park will be subject to security searches.

Access information for disabled visitors

Full details on access to and around the showground and other tems and conditions are available to view on the RHS website.



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