Our most recent outing to Tatton Park was very successful and as usual we took an interest in the garden exhibits. One that particularly caught our eye was the Lazy Days exhibit from Preston City Council designed by Alan Rampling and Brian McNeill with Ken Dodd and his zany world as the theme.
Last week saw us touch down at RHS Tatton Park. It’s a show we really enjoy doing and this year once again it lived up to our expectations.
We came away with our third 3 star trade stand award which we’re absolutely chuffed with!
Below are some of the photos we managed to capture of some of the beautiful garden designs that caught our eye on our adventures around the show.
Designed by Belinda Belt
This garden was inspired by the designers passion for fashion, gardens and perfume.
The design encaptures a catwalk style walk way and a beautiful feature wall with elegantly long grasses and pretty perrenials.
We are lucky enough to have supplied to many historical, picturesque and generally quite famous places in over 20 years of trading. And perhaps one of the most idyllic of these is The Idle Rocks at St Mawes on Cornwall’s Roseland Peninsula where we supplied a bulk order of Bambrella Parasols for the dining area overlooking the picturesque harbour.
At this time of year we should all be making the most of the beautiful weather we’re experiencing. There’s a heatwave on the way this weekend, so stock up on the sun block and take a walk through some of the pretty summer gardens the UK has to offer.
Close to our heart is number 1
The Stratford –Upon-Avon Home & Garden Show
Set in Alscot Park Warwickshire, this show will get your sense tingling. You’ll find beautiful items for the home and garden along with crafts and gifts set in a huge marquee complex. There’s a live demonstration theatre along with specialist nurseries and outdoor plant displays. Its food and drink galore with quaint tearooms and cake and pastry stands making this day a memorable experience for you and the family
Coombe Abbey Country Park
Nestled in this country park is a beautiful house (now a hotel) surrounded by a stunning lake and garden. The lake is host to swans and lots of ducks that are always looking to be fed by visitors. The park is free to walk around and has a number of play areas and ice cream vans dotted about the place along with a café. If you’re looking for a romantic day the tea rooms at this abbey are absolutely beautiful and they serve a scrumptious high tea.
Biddulph Grange Garden
This beautiful Victorian garden takes you on a journey around the world in one day. From Italy to the pyramids of Egypt right through to China. James Bateman created this garden for his collection of plants from around the globe. You can enjoy walks through Victorian themed china, over a beautiful bridge and in late summer a stunning dahlia walk is a great attraction to the garden. The tea room sells lovely local food and there’s a gift shop for you to purchase something to remember your day out.
Witley Court and Gardens
The remains of a 19th century mansion surrounded by huge landscaped gardens and stone formations makes for a fantastic day out in Worchester. This garden is home to a magnificent water fountain which represents Perseus and Andromeda. You can enjoy beautiful woodland walks and discover many different trees and shrubs from all around the world. Children can have a blast in the new wilderness play area which includes a treehouse and an adventure trail. Relax in the beautiful teashop in Great Witley Church which is attached to the court.
Kenilworth Castle and Elizabethan Gardens
Spend the day exploring the ruins of an Elizabethan castle built to impress Queen Elizabeth I by her great love Robert Dudley. The castle offers a complimentary audio tour so you can learn all about the history of it whilst tracing the steps of the Queen herself. The Elizabethan garden has been recreated and is open once again for you to explore and wonder through, make sure you stop to admire the beautiful marble fountain. The Castle has a Knights and Princesses event where you can watch your children transform themselves into lords and ladies. There’s a lovely tearoom with lots of food on sale and a wonderful designated picnic area
These are just a few of the amazing gardens you can visit this summer for an unforgettable day out, make sure you make the most of the sunshine!