Japanese events throughout 2020
February - April
Signs of spring can be seen across the park with numerous apricot, cherry, apple, peach and pear trees bursting into bloom.
Japanese Children's Day Celebrations - 8 - 10 May
A celebration of the health, happiness and wellbeing of children, which has evolved from the traditional Japanese Girls day in March (doll collecting) and Boys Day (Feast of Banners). Children's Day is a Japanese national holiday which takes place annually on May 5 and is the final celebration in Golden Week. Distinctive 'Carp' banners will be displayed in Tatton's Gardens along with spring blossoms and other traditional Japanese themed activities and food.
Japanese Tanabata Week in the Gardens - 19 - 23 August
Celebrate Tanabata (Star Festival) at Tatton Park for a week this summer, celebrating the meeting of the deities Orihime and Hikoboshi (represented by the stars Vega and Altair respectively). According to legend, the Milky Way separates these lovers, and they are allowed to meet only once a year on the seventh day of the seventh lunar month of the lunisolar calendar. To celebrate this festival, Tatton Park will be supported by members of the Japanese embassy and Japanese students. Enjoy Japanese tea ceremony experiences, origami and calligraphy workshops, Taiku drumming, traditional demonstrations, lectures and a Japanese arts and craft fair. Join in traditional bamboo games and tie a ribbon to a bamboo stalk while you make a wish.
Sakura Project - October
We will be planting approximately 40 new cherry blossom trees at Tatton Park in 2020 as part of this international initiative.
Japanese Garden Exhibition (April to September) -
RHS Flower Show - 22 - 26 July
Tatton Park’s Show Garden this year will be a Japanese bamboo forest in celebration of Japan and Tanabata (Star Festival).
Wizard Wand making workshops - 26 -31 October
Are you a budding witch, wizard, conjuror or magician? Come along to make your own special magic wand in this exciting workshop. You will be taught to use a shave horse and will use this to create your wand...ready to cast some magic!*
*normal admission prices apply to Mansion, Gardens and Farm. Get the best value with a Totally Tatton Ticket