The RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park is a glorious summer spectacle. We've chosen a few highlights from the RHS website to help you plan your visit in 2011.
RHS Flower Show Tatton Park is well known as the one of the best flower shows in the UK. This year, 2011, the show is open to the public from Thursday 21 to Sunday 24 July.
There are 29 gardens at Tatton 2011, featuring designs inspired by a wide range of issues, from knife crime to climate change. For gardeners with a smaller plot, the back to back gardens will also be of interest.
Pictured, above: Best Show Garden at Tatton 2011: Save a Life, Drop the Knife, designed by Glen Jackson and the Offenders at HMP Everthorpe.
The floral marquee, with its numerous nurseries and plant experts, not only has plants for sale but also sumptuous summer displays.
Pictured, above: Best Exhibit in the RHS Floral Marquee: Gladiolus, Pheasant Acre Plants
And this year the RHS National Flower Bed Competition features a Lancaster bomber, a bathing hut and even a full sized car design, all made from flowers.
The BBC will be broadcasting two half-hour programmes about the flower show on Thursday 21 July and Friday 22 July 2011. This website will also feature exclusive features and photos, so please remember to visit us again from the 20th of July.
Address: Tatton Park, Knutsford, Cheshire, WA16 6QN.
Tickets: More information at the RHS website.
Pictured, above: The Secret Garden, a silver medal winning show garden designed by Reaseheath College.
Click the links below for our pick of the displays from the 2011 show.
Established top designers return alongside ambitious newcomers to create Tatton's much-admired show gardens.
This popular category of small gardens gives talented designers a chance to demonstrate what can be achieved in a very limited space.
Tatton 2011 will feature spectacular flower bed designs; from a Mini to a Lancaster Bomber, a celebration of a Victorian day at the seaside to Frankenstein's monster.
Challenging, complex and innovative gardens that break the mould are featured in the Visionary Gardens category at Tatton Park.
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