The BFG: Ruby Barnhill opens garden at RHS Tatton

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Media captionRuby Barnhill spoke to Ian Haslam about starring in The BFG

The young star of Steven Spielberg's film adaptation The BFG has opened a garden based on the Roald Dahl story at the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park.

Ruby Barnhill, who is from nearby Knutsford, Cheshire, played Sophie alongside Oscar-winning actor Mark Rylance as the Big Friendly Giant.

The 12-year-old actress admitted she "had no idea how big Steven was" when she won the role.

About 80,000 visitors are expected at the RHS show, which will end on Sunday.

Image caption A sculpture of the Big Friendly Giant looms over visitors
Image caption The annual RHS showcase has been held at Tatton Park since 1999
Image caption The event features show gardens and a floral marquee
Image caption The five-day event started on Wednesday

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