Tatton Park is an historic estate in rural Cheshire, England, which was owned by the Egerton family for 360 years. It is now one of the most popular tourist attractions in the north west and home to a deer park, a Neo Classical Mansion, landscaped gardens, a working farm and 1,000 acres of stunning parkland. This blog started out as a record of the gardeners' year but now a number of people would like to contribute! We hope you enjoy reading about our day to day lives at Tatton.
Tuesday, 19 February 2013
Scarecrows in the Sunshine!
At last it
almost seems like Spring is here...the scarecrows are out to play, it’s half
term and the Gardens at Tatton are looking lovely.
The scarecrows come out to play!
There are some very
inventive people out there making these scarecrows...Janet Bradshaw, who is part of our Education team worked with the children at Longridge Community Centre to make some of our Scarecrows in the Kitchen Garden. Also our talentedteam of gardeners made many of the scarecrows in and around the gardens, so all credit to them too.
Coming up behind one
or two, they did look a bit real and one couple sat on a bench totally ignoring
one much to his disgust!
In the Fernery there were lots of very large snakes
and a scaredy cat.... and I always wondered what the 'cave' held...!
everyone smile and of course it was such a lovely day on Sunday, with the
Stableyard extremely busy. And after all the weeks of the place looking deserted
it was great to see visitors back.
Jill Belton were helping children make mini scarecrows in the marquee in the
gardens...very busy and they didn’t seem to stop for anything. So a lovely day
had by all, let’s hope the weather continues for the rest of the week.