City of Trees at RHS Tatton

Wednesday, 19 July, 2017 - 10:00 to Sunday, 23 July, 2017 - 17:00

City of Trees will be hosting walks and talk at RHS Tatton, working alongside partner Bruntwood in their Feature Garden.

City of Trees is hosting special activities and talks over the course of the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park, 19 – 24 July, including foraging walks and talks, an introduction to forest bathing as well as family-friendly activity sessions.

The team will be asking people to share their stories and memories of their favourite trees and woods. The stories collected on the day will have a lasting legacy and be uploaded online at www.heritagetrees.org.uk – creating a unique, interactive online database.

Activities will all be centred around 'The Bruntwood Experiment' garden, and run every day 11:30am and 2pm, for 1 hour:

  • Wednesday 19 July - Forage & Feast -  Dave Winnard from Discover the Wild will be leading a 1 hour foraging walk around the Tatton grounds, pointing out plants and trees of interest to be used to make amazing edible creations.
  • Thursday 20 July - Places and people - Dr Oliver Bishop talking about the history of trees in urban environments and their importance from the Victoria era to the present.
  • Friday 21 July - Woods and Wellbeing - Dr Oliver Bishop will be giving an introduction to the Japanese concept of forest bathing, using the garden and trees within it for a mindfulness session, 
  • Saturday 22 July and Sunday 23 July -  Birds, butterflies and boggarts - Creating bug hotels, bird feeders, making butterfly masks and creating tree boggarts on sticks - aimed at families.

For more information on the show and tickets visit the RHS website.