Mary James, the Regional Co-ordinator for Cumbria and the North-West has sent in this talk and pictures.
“On August 13th six of us Northern Members met up at Tatton Park Gardens in Cheshire and had a lovely afternoon exploring the gardens. Whilst many of us had visited the RHS Show only one of us had been around the actual gardens which were wonderful and would be gorgeous in Spring and Autumn for colour also. The Fernery was my highlight and the fact that they had herbaceous flowers growing in a raised bed in the Greenhouse!
The Japanese Garden is only open as a tour, which we didn’t realise but on a repeat visit will organise our own private tour. It was a good day weatherwise and we were able to sit outside for lunch and exchange garden knowledge and many laughs.