The popular RHS Tatton Show is taking place again next week.
This year's event is the 20th flower show at Tatton, near Knutsford, and also the 10th anniversary of the ground-breaking RHS Young Designer Competiton.
To celebrate, organisers will be highlighting 20 loyal exhibitors who have supported the show since its launch, which includes Roualeyn Fuchsias from Conwy in North Wales, which has been chosen as the RHS Master Grower for Tatton Park 2018.
There will also be a colourful birthday parade, with the party taking centre stage at the show on Friday, July 20.
The classic Show Gardens and Back to Back Gardens will be one of the main highlights of the event offering big ideas for small spaces.
The RHS Floral Marquee, will feature more than 70 hand-picked British and international nurseries, all displaying and selling award-winning stock.
There will also be an array of exciting talks, demonstrations, workshops and activities suitable for adults and children, including top tips from growers, horticulturists and plant experts in the Discover & Grow Theatre, talks and demonstrations and take-home ideas all themed around bees in the new Bee Hive Theatre for 2018.
The Feast Theatre will feature food and drink demonstrations and recipes cooked up live.
Hearing loops are installed in the talks theatres.
As well as this there will be talented florists and floral arrangers in The Flower School, family-friendly entertainment, grow your own gardening and art-inspired activities in the Green Fields area, a variety of exhibitor talks and demonstrations in the Potting Bench Theatre.
You can also learn more about the deadly and weird nature of some of our best-loved plants at The Poisonous Garden event hosted by Michael Brown.
A Country Living exhibition tent will offer the opportunity to purchase unique home accessories, original art, bespoke and handmade jewellery, stylish fashion and delicious food and drink.
In addition, there will be more than 100 trade stands offering a range of garden products, a Great Taste Market selling a range of fine foods, wines and craft spirits from independent artisans, a plant village and more.
When is it?
The event takes place from Wednesday, July 18 until Sunday, July 22, with Wednesday being open to RHS members only.
It runs from 10am - 6.30pm Wednesday to Saturday and from 10am - 5pm on the Sunday, when there will also be a plant sell off.
How much is it?
Tickets for the members only day on July 18 are £28.50 in advance or (£33.50 on the day).
Tickets for the Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday are priced at £23 for members in advance (£29.50 on the day) or £27.50 for the public in advance (£33.50 on the day). There are additional fees applicable if you wish to travel using the metrolink.
Each paying adult may bring two children aged under 16 along free of charge - no ticket required.
The telephone booking line - including bookings for visitors with mobility issues - is 0844 995 9664 or email RHSshowscustomercare@seetickets.com. For group bookings call 0844 412 4650. Bookings can also be made online.
E-Tickets can be purchased online at the advance rate up to midnight the night before the show.
A limited number of manual wheelchairs and mobility scooters are available for use at the show and must be booked in advance. Bookings can be made by calling SEE tickets on 0844 9959 664.
Where is it?
Tatton Park is located on Mereheath Lane, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6QN.
Routes to the show are signposted on all major roads in the area. Due to changes associated with the newly opened A556 your route to the show may be different this year. Please follow the yellow and black show signs and not your satnav as this will minimise delays entering and exiting the show.
There is ample parking within the grounds of Tatton Park, free of charge. You will be directed to an appropriate car park on arrival. All car parks are open from 8am, and close one hour after the show ends. Shuttle buses, some with wheelchair access, are available where appropriate to assist in transport from the car parks to the showground entrances.
Limited Premium Parking is available for £7 which you can purchase along with your show ticket.
Parking on the roads around the showground is strictly prohibited.
Blue Badge holders will be directed to reserved sections of the showground car parks. There is no easy access drop-off point due to the geography of the site.
You can travel by tram from any Metrolink stop to either Altrincham or Manchester Airport where a free shuttle bus operates to and from the show. The shuttle buses run every 20 mins from 8.20am-8pm Wednesday to Saturday and 8.20am-6pm on Sunday.
To plan your journey by Metrolink .
Free shuttle bus services operate daily to the showground from nearby Altrincham station on Stamford New Road and Manchester Airport.
Cycle racks are located at both entrances to the show
Knutsford station is a 10-minute walk from the Knutsford Gate entrance of the Tatton Park estate, and a courtesy bus service operates from the Knutsford Gate to the showground entrance and back (7.30am – 7.30pm Wednesday to Saturday, 7.30am – 6pm Sunday).
All catering facilities are fully accessible. All marquees are accessible, and all gardens and floral exhibits can be viewed from ground level. The areas around the gardens are often busy; disabled visitors may wish to consider arriving early or late in the day to avoid peak times.
Further information about the show, or to book tickets, visit the RHS Show Tatton Park website by clicking here .