Tatton Garden Society programme of events and lectures 2024

Every year the Activities Committee arrange trips and social activities for the members. To find out more please contact the TGS office 01565 831981 or email:

Garden Visits

May 2Tatton Park Garden guided walk with Head Gardener Simon Tetlow. Free for members, no booking, 2pm
May 9‘Tulip Festival’ Morton Hall, Redditch & John’s Garden at Ashwood Nurseries
June 5Three private Cheshire gardens
June 17 – 21Tour of the Gardens of Norfolk
July 4Tissington Hall & Gardens and Hopton Hall gardens, Derbyshire
July 27RHS Bridgewater ‘3 Years On’
Aug 15Southport Flower Show
Sept 4Powis Castle and mid Wales
Sept 26Tatton Park Garden guided walk with Head Gardener Simon Tetlow. Free for members, no booking, 2pm

Lecture Programme

Lectures are usually in the Tenants Hall, Tatton Park on Sundays at 2.30 pm unless otherwise stated.

Jan 21Sue Clark “An Introduction to Snowdrops”
Feb 25
Joe Wainwright – “Gardens of the North West Midlands and Wales”
Mar 24Kathryn Robey – “Trees and Shrubs for the Smaller Garden”
Oct 13TBA
Nov 17TBA

Events at The Lovell Quinta Arboretum

Feb 18, 2.30-4pmSnowdrop Day. See the thousands of snowdrops planted by volunteers and then enjoy tea & cake and a gardening quiz at the Swettenham Arms. £10 per member, £15 per non member, £5 per child.
BOOKING REQUIRED. Download the form here
Oct 13National Garden Scheme Open Day at the Lovell Quinta Arboretum (1.30-4pm) entrance £5 pp donation to nursing & health care charities
A programme of Wellbeing events will take place at the LQA throughout the year

Other Events

April 16 AGM Tenants’ Hall, Tatton Park, 7pm

May 11 Plant sale at Toft Church Hall, 2-3.30pm

May 26 Member’s Open Garden at 73 Hill Top Avenue, Cheadle Hulme in aid of St.Ann’s Hospice

July 17-21 RHS Tatton Flower Show

“Benefits of membership include free entry into The Lovell Quinta Arboretum at Swettenham, free entry into Tatton Gardens, private garden tours, reduced car parking fees, discounts at selected garden centres, society plant sale, lectures and more.”