Green Fingers I Wish

Sunday, August 02, 2009

Tatton Park Has Lots to See

My daughter is off to look around Tatton Park in Knutsford for the day shortly. Tatton Park is a wonderul park with gardens from around the world, one of the best know being the Japanese Garden.

The Park has a Mansion, gardens, farm, Old Hall, and 1,000 acre deer park. Organisers put on over one hundred events each year.

The award winning estate gets over 750,000 visits annually.

Just one event running at the moment is the Tuesday June 30th to Sunday August 16th -

Textile Exhibition in the Mansion

This event is to celebrate the Three Shires Festival with this special exhibition featuring costumes, furnishings and historic clothing.

Every year Tatton puts on a concert of classical music, which includes a dazzling display of fireworks. The one this year was on last night (Sat.August 1st). I must say though that the weather wasn`t good here in the north west of England. The concert is open air, so very open to the elements, with the stage in front, and the big lake to the left of the audience.

The theme this year it was the turn of the Halle Orchestra, based in Manchester to perform in front of what promised to be a sell out audience. Although I didn`t go last night, whenever I have been in the past these concerts have always delivered, and the grounds of Tatton park are an ideal setting to have a picnic while watching the show, and the firewaork display. I only hope the rainy weather didn`t spoil it this year.