RHS Tatton reflections 2019

The weather may have been more mixed than usual for July but nothing dampens the enthusiasm of show visitors to the North-West’s very own RHS show at Tatton Park.

On the brilliantly sunny days the gardens shone like jewels and when the clouds did make an appearance, the rain simply highlighted their stunning foliage. From the spectacular field of dahlias on show to the variety and colour of the back-to-back gardens, there was something for everyone.

The stunning ‘Phytosanctuary Garden‘ (above) designed by Kristian Reay, highlighting the dangers of Xyllela was awarded a Gold medal and saw Kristian scoop the RHS Young Designer of 2019 Award.

Contemplation Corner’ (above) designed by Pip Probert and built by Outer Spaces, (Silver-Gilt) once again demonstrated this designer’s special flair for chic and contemporary show gardens.

In the Back-to-Back category, Port Sunlight Village Trust was awarded Best in Category for ‘The Art and Nature of a Port Sunlight Garden‘ , designed by Liam English (Silver-Gilt) with Best Construction Award in the category going to The Cheshire Garden: Let’s Go Fly a Kite. (pictured below:Jane Bingham and Penny Hearn being presented with their award by RHS Director General Sue Biggs.)

Below we share images of some of the gardens including the lovely BBC North West Tonight Sunshine Garden created in memory of weather presenter Dianne Oxberry and designed by Lee Burkhill, otherwise known as ‘The Garden Ninja’. It certainly brought sunshine to all who saw it.

(above) BBC North-West Tonight Sunshine Garden


(above) Finalist in the RHS Young Designer competition, Charlie Hartigan’s “1 in 10” – winner

of People’s Choice Large Garden – Silver-Gilt)


(pictured above: designer Clive Scott’s ‘Every Cloud has a Silver Lining’ garden, Silver-Gilt)

Photo credits: All photographs are strictly © of Tim Howell – you can follow Tim on Twitter at TimHowellX

Pictured banner top of page: Jonathan Moseley (pictured centre)with his team arranging the now famous RHS letters display.