Bluebell Cottage Gardens At RHS Flower Show Tatton Park

Yesterday morning at the crack of dawn I dashed up the M6 motorway to Knustsford and the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park.  I’d been invited by Sue Beesley very late the night before.  You may remember that Sue won the Gardener’s World Gardener of the year back in 2006 and subsequently  set up Bluebell Cottage Gardens and Nursery in Cheshire with her husband Dave.

RHS Tatton Park Flower Show RHS Tatton Park Flower Show My task along with Tracy, pictured here, and the rest of the team was to talk to visitors about the garden and nursery and its part in Cheshire’s Gardens Of Distinction, a collective of twenty gardens in the county that are open to the public, nine of which have created a carnival themed display at Tatton for which they’ve won the Best Show Feature award.

RHS Tatton Park Flower Show RHS Tatton Park Flower Show

Sue’s area is based  around the hardy perennials that make up much of the gardens at Bluebell Cottage and is really beautiful. There’s lots of gorgeous, vivid colour from both flowers and foliage, with plenty of space allowed for each plant  to breathe, there are also different types of grasses laced through the border which give a softness, texture and movement to the planting. Especially pretty with yesterday’s light breeze.

RHS Tatton Park Flower Show RHS Tatton Park Flower Show RHS Tatton Park Flower Show The star of the show however I think has to be the Echinacea ‘Milk Shake’ so striking that it seemed to stop people in it’s tracks. I think we had more questions about this than just about every thing else combined. It’s a beauty and I’m sure we’ll be seeing lots of it in gardens next Summer.

 

The BBC have produced two programmes about the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park that are currently available to watch here and here .

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11 Responses to “Bluebell Cottage Gardens At RHS Flower Show Tatton Park”

  1. David Ford July 26, 2014 @ 8:12 pm (#)

    stunning garden flowers and pictures

    • Victoria Wildman replied: — July 26th, 2014 @ 8:15 pm

      Thank you David. The flowers were stunning, I struggled a bit with the pictures in such bright sunshine.

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  3. Manneskjur July 27, 2014 @ 11:47 am (#)

    It looks lovely Victoria! I love all the ribbon x

    • Victoria Wildman replied: — July 27th, 2014 @ 7:39 pm

      I did too. So pretty in the breeze.

  4. annjenny July 27, 2014 @ 12:21 pm (#)

    What beautiful photos and beautiful flower combinations. I love the Echinacea too.

    • Victoria Wildman replied: — July 27th, 2014 @ 7:38 pm

      Thank you Ann. Sue’s choice of plants is just stunning.

  5. Anna July 29, 2014 @ 6:33 pm (#)

    Sounds as if you had fun Victoria. It was certainly hot weather for Tatton. I didn’t get there this year but live only about about 15 minutes drive from Sue’s well stocked nursery 🙂

    • Victoria Wildman replied: — July 29th, 2014 @ 7:23 pm

      Oh, lucky you I’d love to visit it. I loved Tatton and think I may well choose it over Hampton Court next year.

  6. Diane July 30, 2014 @ 11:55 am (#)

    Thank you for this inspiration! I will attempt to replicate. 

    • Victoria Wildman replied: — July 30th, 2014 @ 3:33 pm

      Ha, I’m going to try and do the same next year!

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