Tatton Park teams are busy setting up their festive Garden event, One Snowy Night, to make sure it’s a magical experience for visitors when it opens this Saturday 27th November.
Tatton Park’s winter gardens host a magical event for families and friends which starts on Saturday. But before visitors start arriving, Tatton Park staff are working hard to make sure the Gardens bring Nick Butterworth’s ‘One Snowy Night’ story, and much-loved Percy the Park Keeper character, to life this Christmas.
Turning Tatton Park Gardens into Percy’s Christmas home
Preparation of the trail started in earnest last week with the delivery of three Christmas trees. Iconic illustrations from the story are being put in place to decorate the garden route for families to follow fun activities along the way. Fairy lights are being added to the Orchard area and Tower Garden, the iconic African hut is being transformed into Percy’s festive hut for Christmas, a Wish Tree is going up in Charlotte’s Gazebo and the fire pit at Percy’s Potting shed is being stocked ready for children to warm up by the fire and toast marshmallows. The gardeners are also preparing spring bulbs so that children can help with planting while they’re here. Vicky Rowbotham, one of the Tatton Park Managers involved in the Christmas Garden event, says
“Bringing One Snowy Night to life in Tatton’s magical winter Garden is a real team effort and brilliant fun. The installation comes after weeks in the planning and working with different teams at Tatton and our talented suppliers. In the days leading up to the event, it’s ‘all hands on deck’ and a real test of everyone’s imagination, creativity, and stamina! Especially when it comes to the best places for photo opportunities with Percy cut-outs, which we think people will love. We can’t wait to welcome visitors to enjoy the festivities with Percy and friends!”
To book tickets in advance of your visit, go to www.tattonpark.org.uk/christmas
The Northern Chamber Orchestra is performing a traditional festive concert in the Tenants’ Hall at Tatton Park. Due to popular demand, they’ve added a matinee concert this year at 3.30pm as well as the 7pm performance. Expect performances by the Northern Chamber Orchestra, festive songs sung by the Choir of St Nicholas Catholic High School, Northwich, and much-loved carols for all to sing. The concert tickets include a glass of winter punch and a concert of classical masterpieces, carols and songs.
Why not come along to Tatton Park’s Christmas Carols in the Stableyard on Sunday 19th December at 3pm? You’re invited to belt out some of your all-time-favourite carols with friends and family, accompanied by the King Edward Musical Society Band and Choir.
Pop into the Stableyard shops for last minute gifts and bespoke Christmas hampers, warm up with takeaway food and drink from the Stables Restaurant or book Festive Afternoon Tea in the Gardener’s Cottage.
For more details of Christmas events at Tatton Park and to book tickets, visit www.tattonpark.org.uk/christmas
About Tatton Park
Tatton Park is managed and financed by Cheshire East Council on behalf of the National Trust. This impressive heritage visitor attraction receives in the region of 800,000 visitors every year, all of whom come to enjoy its picturesque Parkland, 18th century Mansion, medieval Old Hall, award-winning Gardens and rare breed Farm. For further information, images or interviews:
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