A COLOURFUL floral extravaganza celebrating a summer of love expects to attract thousands of visitors.

RHS Flower Show opens at Tatton Park today and runs until Sunday.

Here's a preview of what you can expect to see.

Bursting with ideas and inspiration for budding and expert gardeners, there will be an array of inspirational gardens and horticultural displays.

RHS Flower Show Tatton

Staff putting the finishing touches before the show opens to the public

Plenty of family fun activities and workshops will keep children entertained.

Innovative planting and design ideas can be found in the inspirational gardens that have been created.

Big ideas for small spaces will be showcased in the iconic back to back gardens.

RHS Flower Show Tatton


New community borders will be flourishing with summer planting combinations celebrating the themes of love and colour.

RHS Young Designer of the Year welcomes five new designers who will use the show as a platform to raise awareness of environmental and social issues including climate change and mental health.

RHS Flower Show Tatton


Former RHS Young Designer finalist Anca Panait returns to the show to explore the power of colours and how they affect our mental health and wellbeing.

The show will welcome winning garden designs submitted by listeners of BBC Radio Manchester, Merseyside and Lancashire, showing what their locality means to them.

RHS Flower Show Tatton


Tatton Park Estate has teamed up with the RHS to create a garden that represents the wilder planting to encourage visitors to explore greater biodiversity in their own gardens.

Experts will demonstrate how to create a floral backdrop for selfies.

Fleurs de Villes will be making its debut, working with talented florists to create a spectacular display of exquisitely dressed mannequins composed of hundreds of beautiful cut flowers in support of Breast Cancer Research.

Nurseries and growers will offer a feast of plants for gardeners to grow at home.

Experts will share top tips in Talks and demonstrations.

For tickets visit rhs.org.uk/tattonpark

Each paying adult can bring two children under 16 free of charge.