Tatton Show 2014

The plants are progressing really well, the trees we need have been reserved at the nursery and our first rebar tree has been completed by the engineering department – It is spectacular and is going to look stunning as part of the design and also within the back-drop of Tatton Park itself. Thank-you to the Engineering team, expectations are now high for the next two trees!

The Rebar Tree

At the front of our design is a bespoke mosaic that will be embedded within the hard landscaping. Constructed here at Reaseheath by students and lots of work from Ken Higginbotham, it is near completion and will provide a thoughtful entrance to the garden.


Contributions and support at families day – FdSc students Chris and Anife having great fun with visitors on a very sunny and successful families day! Curious children soon approached and joined in with the activity. It was also great to welcome our sponsors Wythenshawe Community Housing Group to the day.

Mosaic 2



Seed sowing in early May - RHS Tatton

Seed sowing for Tatton

A big ‘Thank-you’ to all those that helped with the seed sowing in early May, you all did a brilliant job. The seeds have been making super progress and we are now busy potting on and training beans and peas up strings – we need then as tall as possible!

Seed sowing in early May - RHS Tatton

Seed sowing in early May - RHS Tatton 2

RHS Tatton Garden Design

Tatton Entry 2014

The Year 2 Foundation Degree Students (Garden and Landscape Design) have been sponsored this year by Wythenshawe Community Housing Group to design and build a garden that supports and promotes some of their work within the community of Wythenshawe.

Students and tutors presented the initial design in early April. The design takes inspiration from Garden cities, real food and allotment spaces for the 21st Century. The presentation went really well and all the Housing Group representatives were enthusiastic and very complimentary about the design and work to date. The sponsors especially liked the inclusion of the tram lines as construction is well underway for the metrolink extension, linking Wythenshawe to the Airport and Manchester City Centre.

As a group we have been researching hydroponics, developing a plant list and trying to agree heights for rebar trees! Seed sowing and potting on has now become the priority!

This blog will be used to bring regular updates on the design, progress of the overall project, student profiles, information on the work undertaken by the sponsors and of course all of the key dates!

We are very proud to launch our design to the world and we hope to confirm the garden name very shortly.

RHS Tatton Garden Design