TATTON Park is set to launch a new ‘Neighbourhood Nursery’ garden, focusing on innovating for the 21st century, furthering sustainability levels, and cultivating the next generation of green-fingered gardening enthusiasts.

Set to launch at RHS Flower Show 2023, the park’s head gardener has presented plans showcasing a new community garden.

The ‘Neighbourhood Nursery’ garden is planned to include a modern working nursery with a friendly, informal meeting hub.

The community garden will look to inform and coach visitors on horticultural techniques, with a particular focus on helping preserve Tatton Park’s local plant heritage.

This will see a strong emphasis on reducing imported plants and composts, together with applying modern gardening ideas in an old setting.

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As well as this, the garden will adapt Hugelkultur, a horticultural technique which uses decaying wood debris and other compostable biomass to build low maintenance garden beds for growing vegetables, herbs, and fruit trees.

Simon Tetlow, head gardener for Tatton Park, said: “As Tatton Park’s gardens change and adapt to the 21st century, we aim to restore this important part of the working kitchen gardens, with help from our brilliant volunteers, the Tatton Garden Society, the Pettypool Trust, and many others over the next few years.

“We want to deliver our vision of an open, welcoming, and productive space for everyone, where visitors and volunteers can learn, grow, experiment and of course chat about all things horticulture, over a cuppa and a biscuit.”