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DaysOut PETAL POWER We celebrate summer in all its glory with our round-up of the region’s best days out for flower fans RHS Flower Show Tatton Park 17th-21st July, Knutsford, Cheshire

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he Royal Horticultural Society returns to Cheshire this summer with yet another explosion of colour at Tatton Park. The schedule is jam-packed with show-stopping plants, hands-on workshops and cutting-edge designers. Whether you need inspiration for your garden borders, want to indulge in some retail therapy, or are looking for a funfilled day out with all of the family, there’s something for everyone at Tatton Park. New special features this year include a dazzling display of more than 5,000 dahlias, plus the chance to learn all about garden bugs. Visitors can see

what goes on beyond the blades of grass in your garden and dive into the wonderful world of creepy crawlies in a brand new interactive feature, the Bug Hub. Discover the lifecycle of insects, find out how to attract pollinators to your garden and learn to garden in harmony with some of the world’s wriggliest creatures. On top of all this, you can expect the usual stalls, displays, talks and mile after mile of plants and flowers to admire and buy. www.rhs.org.uk/shows-events/ rhs-flower-show-tatton-park

Prestatyn Flower Show 26th-27th July, Denbighshire

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his traditional two-day flower show blends DID YOU a relaxing, garden fête KNOW? atmosphere with serious This year is the and fun competitions and festival’s 25th anniversary! professional judging. With prize-winning exhibits, arts and crafts, beautiful plants and garden furniture for sale, classic car displays, delicious refreshments and afternoon teas, relaxing live jazz and traditional brass band music, there is always something for everyone to enjoy

in the centre of the north Wales town. Full details of all events will be posted on the festival’s website in the weeks leading up to the grand opening. Register on the site to receive updates; you can also add comments, share and discuss gardening and growing advice, and get tips on the forums. www.prestatynflowershow.co.uk

Shrewsbury Flower Show 9th-10th August, Quarry Lodge, Shrewsbury

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his year marks the 132nd edition of one of the country’s premier flower shows, which attracts top exhibitors from all over the country. Shrewsbury Flower Show features TV personalities, celebrity chefs, singers and spectacular arena acts, entertaining the crowds for 12 hours on both days, with both the Friday and Saturday ending with a magnificent finale and firework display. The show has a small permanent staff and more than 100 volunteers who manage and organise the whole event, from traffic flow, marquee and services contracts, publicity

and marketing, public safety, catering and entertainment, and engaging specialist judges for hundreds of competitive classes. The main attraction is the Quarry Marquee, which is home to the top national nurseries and growers, who create stunning displays to admire and inspire. Judging of the Quarry Marquee takes place on the eve of the show, which means all the winners can display the awards and trophies they received during the two days of events. A great day out for gardeners, florists and families. www.shrewsbury flowershow.org.uk

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