All the glorious gardens at RHS Tatton Park

There are designs for every size, shape, style and budget at RHS Flower Show Tatton Park

Child smells a flower at RHS Tatton Park 2022

Visitors looking for gardening inspiration at RHS Tatton Park 2023 won’t be disappointed – the show has pulled together an exciting and diverse range of designers working in different forms to provide a spectrum of take-home ideas and creative opportunities. Alongside the beauty and ambitious design of the Show Gardens, there’s also practical inspiration from the Terrace and Slim Space design categories.

RHS Tatton Park is always proud to celebrate its heritage and setting, this year with Feature Gardens that focus on the local communities and environment of the North West.  Meanwhile, three keen RHS Young Designer finalists will be hoping to boost their careers with an RHS Gold medal.

Here’s a guide to what each garden category has to offer:

Show Gardens

Macmillan Legacy Garden
The four Show Gardens at RHS Tatton Park 2023 demonstrate the best of horticulture and garden design as well as innovative landscaping. The largest gardens at the show, these spaces offer the ability to create the extraordinary, generate wonder and excitement, and lead the way in high-concept design.

See the show gardens


RHS Young Designer 

Seeking Resilience
Since 2009 RHS Tatton Park has been giving a platform to new, up-and-coming designers. The competition has seen many incredible designs and launched the careers of designers who have gone on to have gardens at RHS Chelsea, RHS Hampton Court and return to RHS Tatton with their own Show Gardens – like last year’s People’s Choice winner Rachel Platt. This year’s entrants are not only creating beautiful spaces but addressing the issues of wellbeing, sustainability and biodiversity.

Long Borders

Coral Whisper
Ideal for first-time designers to the show, the Long Borders are an opportunity to get creative  with planting – a great opportunity for individual designers, community groups, horticultural students, or budding gardeners to be in with the chance to win an RHS medal. Not just a great first step into exhibiting at shows, this category is also a way to share important messages with thousands of visitors.

Feature Gardens

Nocturnal Pollinator
There’s an exceptional line-up of RHS Feature Gardens at the 2023 show.  The Northern Star and Ginnel gardens have their roots firmly in the local region and the communities who live there, while the Nocturnal Pollinator Experience is both a garden and an immersive space that has to be seen to be fully appreciated.


Slim Spaces

Not everyone has the resources to replicate a large Show Garden, but there’s plenty of take-home inspiration to be found in the Slim Spaces gardens. Like the Ginnel Garden, this category originates from typical housing found in the North-West and designs provide real-life solutions to problems such as bin or bike storage.

See the Slim Space gardens  

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