What's in Bloom?: Summer joy across the Gardens
Welcome to summer! We celebrate all seasons at Tatton Park but the warmer months see the Gardens in their prime. Every corner offers a different experience and with 50 acres to explore, there's bound the perfect spot for you.
Kitchen Gardens and Golden Brook
When you first enter the Garden you'll emerge into the Orchard with this lovely leafy archway running through the centre. Our one way route takes you around it and on to the Walled Kitchen Gardens, where visitors young and old can inspect the pollinators growing around the perimeter, or the crops of veg and salad plants beyond. If you're seeking colour, follow Broad Walk and continue up to Golden Brook where you can admire the azaleas. Walk around the banks and you can see the impressive Gunnera manicata. These amazing Giant Rhubarb plants can grow to over two metres in height.
Charlotte's Garden, Japanese Garden and Italian Terrace
The gazebo gracing Charlotte's Garden is an inviting spot for viewing the lawns behind the Walled Kitchen Gardens. A must-see highlight is always our world-renowned Japanese Garden. You're able to admire this 'garden within a garden' from the perimeter, where water plays an important aesthetic role in the balance and calm found here. FInally, the views from the formalilty of the Italian Terrace, out across the rolling Parkland are well worth the visit.
Whilst most areas of the Garden are open to the public, certain areas, such as the Rose Garden, Glasshouses and Fernery remain closed where social distancing is not possible. We're sorry you can't visit these particular sections, but why not read about them instead? Read more about Tatton's Glasshouses and orchid collection.
Video footage to bring you closer to the Gardens
Here are a few one-minute-long ambient videos, filmed in the Gardens last summer. If you are unable to visit Tatton Park at the moment, we hope you can enjoy the sights and sounds of nature, captured in these short films and we look forward to welcoming you again soon.
- A one-minute video showing a view across the Dipping Pond, with ferns and leaves wafting in the breeze, a fountain and backdrop of birdsong
- A one-minute video showing spring colour in the Japanese Garden, looking across to the Tea House
- A one-minute video looking across to the Shinto Shrine and Almond Eye Bridge in the Japanese Garden, and a Coot nesting on the water
Our Head Gardener has also taken additional video footage during one of his working days in the Garden. Join him and step inside our world-renowned Japanese Garden.
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