Nearly 2 weeks has elapsed since the 2019 RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park and much like the other RHS flower shows, the exhibitors and organisors (possibly just coming back from a well deserved summers holiday) are bound to be planning the next one.
This show is held at Tatton Park near Knutsford, Cheshire. A county we frequent pretty often in our Artics and semi regularly in our rigid fleet. Starting in 1999 the show houses the RHS National Flower Bed Competition, Young Designer of the Year Award and a wide range of inspirational show gardens, smaller ‘Back to Back’ gardens, visionary gardens and a number of marquees displaying prize plants and flora exhibits. Other key features of the show are the floral marquee and plant plaza, the arts and heritage pavilion, and the floral design studio.
Check this video for the highlights reel 2019
At the first Tatton Show in 1999, there were 12 show gardens, 16 back-to-back gardens (distinct from the small gardens at Birmingham or the courtyard gardens at Chelsea), 77 nurseries in the main marquee, ten rose growers in the Royal National Rose Show, 200 sundries stands, some 20 plant societies in a specialist societies marquee, and about 30 national collections represented in a heritage marquee, a crafts pavilion, and a separate furniture pavilion. 70,000 visitors were expected, and 102,000 arrived. Tatton, the RHS staff agreed, had the friendliest atmosphere of any of the Society’s shows.
In recent years the show has developed a reputation for showcasing new talent across all forms of gardening design and the arts. Indeed in 2009 the show introduced two new show garden categories, The RHS Young Designer of the Year Award and the Visionary Gardens where designers are encouraged to break the mould.
Keen to give visitors a new experience the 2011 introduced Ladies Day which saw women
dressed stylishly for a fun day out catching up with friends, whilst enjoying the fashion show and sumptuous dinner from Fortnum & Mason. If you missed this years show which was held between 17th – 21st July why not pop 2020 in your diary (the same week looks to be favourite if we were placing a bet). Follow the RHS Site for dates as they release 2020 and visit Tatton for a fabulous day out bursting with colourful gardening inspiration, fun family activities, have-a-go workshops and boutique shopping – something for everybody!!
Of course, if you are exhibiting or thinking of exhibiting at an RHS show (or any other for that matter) then we at Sussex Transport would be delighted to offer help and
advice to get your goods and possibly even your structures to and from the
show. We have the capability, expertise and a very long successful history of transporting all types of potted plants, shrubs and even trees all over the United Kingdom with our diverse fleet of vehicles.. (artic flatbeds, curtainsiders and moffetts, hiabs, 26 tonne flatbeds and curtainsiders, 7.5 tonne box and curtainsiders and vans). Just pick up the phone and call Sussex Transport, we can then discuss your exact requirements in further detail and the best way forward for you – we are here to help you with any of your transportation needs in any shape or form…
Call us now on 0800 915 23 23 or fill in our transport and logistics quote form…