Free floral fun for children
Under 16 year olds can visit RHS Flower Show Tatton Park for free
Families can look forward to a great day out to interest all generations of their group at the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park, and children under 16 are admitted free.
The RHS encourages children to be active and learn more about horticulture through its Campaign for School Gardening and Get Your Grown Ups Growing schemes. With this in mind, there are plenty of features at the show to spark an early interest in gardening.
Wonderful World of Growing
Aimed to illustrate to children and adults the benefits of growing your own fruit, vegetables, herbs and flowers, including information on sowing and potting. There will be a display created by the Association of Manchester Allotment Societies (AMAS) full of vegetables and fruit, herbs for flavouring food and flowers to add colour and encourage wildlife such as bees and butterflies.
Front to Front Gardens
The Front to Front Gardens, co-ordinated by Winsford Education Partnership and sponsored by Barclays, will be planned and built by 21 schools from the North West. School children will create their own 3m x 3m gardens, under the theme of favourite children's television programmes including Doctor Who, Postman Pat, Shaun the Sheep, The Smurfs, The Wombles and The Flintstones.
North West School’s Container Competition – supported by Cheshire East Council
Primary schools from around the North West will be producing their very own ‘Jubilant Diamond Jubilee’ containers to celebrate Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II’s 60-year reign and there will be an opportunity for visitors to vote for their favourite display.
All the plants will be grown from seed by the schools and the containers will be made from recyclable material; come and see the jubilee carriage made out of a wheel barrow or Lizzie's laundry line with plants growing out of washing
Primary and Secondary Schools Fruit & Vegetable Trug Competition
This new competition has been launched in conjunction with the RHS Summer Fruit & Vegetable Competition. Primary and Secondary schools from around the North West will be growing fruit and vegetables tin order to fill a trug. The children’s efforts will be judged by RHS Fruit, Vegetable & Herb committee and the criteria will focus on the best produced healthy vegetables.