- What: RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park
- When: Third week in July (22 -26 July 2009), Members only on the first day
- Where: Tatton Park, a stately home with a Tudor Hall and extensive gardens, in Knutsford, Cheshire
- Admission: £22 on the gate, cheaper in advance. Children 5-15, £5
- Buy tickets online
More relaxed than the Royal Horticultural Society's London shows, the RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park
is just as packed full of creative ideas. There are flower and plant marquees, exhibitions by the national plant societies, show gardens, a floral design studio and flower bed competition. Country Living Magazine and Art and Garden Design Magazine both have pavilions. And Tatton Park pioneered the back-to-back garden design idea for small city and rural gardens. Look for show features such as dry stone walling, hanging baskets, even a golf course inspired "beautiful hole."