Horticultural highlights include National Trust 50 things to do before you’re 11 3/4, giant garden games, Smell the Roses with Rachel de Thame, Daimuid Gavin knows his Onions Dig the city disco. Fabulous floral show gardens.

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From parkland walks to picnic concerts, car shows to Canaletto's, there is something to suit every passion at Tatton Park.

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