A BATTLE for floral dominance is set to be played out at the RHS Show Tatton Park this year.
The newly formed Cheshire East and Cheshire West & Chester councils will be going head-to-head for the first time in the RHS/Ball Colegrave National Flower Bed Competition. The Show takes place at Tatton Park on July 22-26.
The county of Cheshire was split into two different councils in April as part of the structural changes to local government in England, making 2009 their first show appearance.
The new entrants have the combined horticultural expertise of former councils Ellesmere Port & Neston, Chester District, Crewe & Nantwich, Macclesfield, Congleton and previous competition winners Vale Royal, meaning that expectations are high for the two authorities.
Cheshire East’s entry will be a floral representation of how the council is composed, with the old councils shown linked up as one new entity.
Meanwhile, Cheshire West & Chester is embracing nature with its animal-themed bed Noah’s Ark.
Tickets can be booked by calling 0844 209 0363 or visiting www.rhs.org.uk/tattonpark.