Tatton Garden Society programme of events and lectures 2020/21

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:

Owing to current restrictions, we have had to reduce our programme of visits during this year, with some events postponed.

Multi Day Trip 2021

 2021Gardens of Kent and East Sussex

2020/21 Lecture Programme

All lectures are in the Tenants Hall, Tatton Park on Sundays at 2.30 pm unless otherwise stated. Owing to Government restrictions some lectures will be held online so please check with this website

October 18 2020  Cancelled owing to Government restrictions on social gatherings in England.
Introduction to Garden Wildlife Dr Richard Gulliver, Botanist, Ecologist, Wildlife Enthusiast
November 3The Healing Garden Sam Youd, author and previous Head Gardener of Tatton Park. Held online
December 1Hydrangeas Sally Gregson of Mill Cottage Plants. Held online. 
January 26 2021 A Healthy Tree is a Happy Tree Professor David Skidmore, Chair, Tatton Garden Society. Held online.
February 23Perennial Pleasures Dr Andrew Ward, Norwell Nurseries. Held online.
March 21A Year on the Plot Mick Poultney, “The Compost King”
October 17Planning a show garden versus a permanent garden Leon Davies, Garden Design Architect
November 21Alpines for Everyone Jim Almond, Alpine enthusiast

Events at The Lovell Quinta Arboretum 2021

February 14 2021       Snowdrop Day – Cancelled
to be arrangedLovell Quinta Arboretum Members Open Day (2.30-4.00pm). Optional refreshments at Swettenham Arms for which booking is needed
October 10NGS Open Day at the Lovell Quinta Arboretum (1-4pm) with guided tour (£5)

Other Events 2021

April 6AGM at the Tenant’s Hall, Tatton Park 7pm
May 8Society Plant Sale, Toft Church 2-3.30pm
May 11RHS Bridgewater Opens
July 21-25The RHS Tatton 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.”