Japanese dry garden at RHS Tatton Flower Show inspires tranquility

A UNIQUE Japanese-inspired garden captures the imagination of visitors to the RHS Tatton Flower Show.

Simon Tetlow and his team of gardeners at Tatton Park have created a new order for the Egerton family, the last owners of the park.

A dry landscape garden or rock garden has been designed to inspire the public to experiment with native plants in different settings.

The modern design using native British species arranged in an aesthetic form, hopes to inspire visitors to stop and think as well as spark ideas about what makes a garden.

Simon said: “We hope visitors can find moments of calm in the spaces we have created in this dry garden.

“The garden isn’t about perfection, it’s about the process of creating the patterns within and the soothing motion of raking the pebbles.

Visitors are encouraged to create patterns in the calming motion of raking pebbles

“We encourage our visitors to come in and try it out for themselves and find their quiet moment.”

The flower show runs until Sunday, July 24. To book tickets, visit rhs.org.uk/tatton or buy them on the day.

To mark Tatton Park’s strong Japanese cultural ties, a special event is held to celebrate the Masuri Summer Festival.

The best authentic Japanese cultural traditions will be shared on Saturday, August 13, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Visitors can experience ikebana flower arrangement and a tea ceremony.

Guests can listen to Japanese musical performances and participate in the traditional art of calligraphy and origami.

The event takes place among the cherry trees of the famous 111-year-old Japanese Garden in Tatton Park.

For more details visit tattonpark.org.uk/events

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