Tatton Park recreates Historic Hornbeam Maze for RHS Flower Show

July 11, 2017

One of the most anticipated horticultural events of the year, Tatton Park will play host to the RHS Flower Show from 19 to 23 July 2017.

For its own show feature, Tatton Park is preparing to reveal a recreation of one of its earliest and most popular Garden features – the maze.

Established by the 1790s, the Garden maze was built out of hornbeam and in its centre lives the Green Man, which was sculpted out of an existing tree a decade ago. This central figure holds a compass and was inspired by the four corners of the globe as well as the travels of the last Lord Egerton, who passed away in 1958. He also exemplifies the wonderful and diverse collection of plants in Tatton’s enchanting 50 acres of garden.

Guests are invited on a voyage of discovery as untold tales of Tatton Park will be weaved throughout the maze - part of the Park’s current Secret Stories campaign. The year-long campaign tells the stories of some of Tatton’s most hidden treasures and secluded places.

Simon Tetlow, Head Gardener at Tatton Park said: “Every year we look forward to the RHS Flower Show, as we work together to create a show piece for Tatton Park. This year we were inspired by the original maze and our Secret Stories campaign. We wanted to create something interactive and engaging for guests. Each of the items hidden within will highlight secret stories of some of the places, spaces, people and animals who have featured at Tatton.”

“The maze is so much more than something great for the eye, it takes you on a journey.”

The maze will end with a Tatton Park marquee, full of information about its offering and upcoming events.


Please visit our website www.tattonpark.org.uk or call 01625 374400 for more information.

For further information, please contact Carole Hyde on 01625 374410 ( carole.hyde@cheshireeast.gov.uk)

Tatton Park is managed and financed by Cheshire East Council on behalf of the National Trust.

This impressive historic estate receives in the region of 800,000 visitors every year all of whom come to enjoy its Georgian Mansion, Medieval Old Hall, award-winning Gardens and rare breeds Farm. The 1,000-acre deer park is home to red and fallow deer and the estate also boasts speciality shops, an adventure playground, restaurants and a year-round events programme.

The Tatton Park Vision

The `Tatton Park Vision’ is the park’s 5 year vision for its visitor activities and aims to substantially develop its visitor experience by increasing the attractions and activities on offer. In delivering the vision the aim is to fully realise Tatton Park’s potential and present the best possible experience for its current and new visitors in order to provide new and sustainable income to help manage and conserve the historic estate into the future. This will be done through a programme of investment by Cheshire East Council and the attraction of new business. For more information about the vision visit www.tattonpark.org.uk/vision