Friday, 20 July 2012
RHS Flower Show at Tatton, Japanese Gardens
The annual RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park in Knutsford runs from 18-22 July. This exhibit of a Japanese garden is paying homage to the many Japanese gardens in grounds of stately homes all over the UK. Around 1910, to have a Japanese garden was de rigueur for the well to do, and there are many fine examples that still remain intact. From a much larger version one than this here at Tatton, to Torosay Castle on the Isle of Mull, Llanarthne in Carmarthenshire, Biddulph Grange in Staffordshire and Compton Acres in Dorset.
Having been fortunate enough to see examples of the real things in Japan, many of the British replicas look quite authentic - or at least very zen...