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What flower show are you visiting? Chelsea or Bloom 2007.


 
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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2007 8:55 pm    Post subject: What flower show are you visiting? Chelsea or Bloom 2007. Reply with quote

With both the Chelsea flower show and Bloom 2007 (at the Phoenix Park ) coming up very quickly (May & June respectively), I was wondering whether any people are intending on visiting a show around the country or further a field?

Bloom 2007 is a new show and l was wondering whether their is much interest in it?

Maybe this would be a good poll type situation ..................... if l could pose the right questions.

"Is bertie going to get back in.......... sorry wrong category Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2007 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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My lovely wife bought 2 friday tickets for the Chelsea Folwer Show for my birthday a few weeks back so we're heading over for that alright... looking forward to it. I hear the RHS have done some rearranging over there regarding the crowd management so hopefully it wont be a squash n squeeze like previous events.....

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PostPosted: Mon May 21, 2007 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Enjoy the trip to Chelsea Quincy, after seeing some of the show on the BBC's excellent coverage, it looks like it will be an very interesting day.
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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2007 8:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just bought tickets to go to Bloom07. I'll be in Dublin that weekend any way but I think I would have made the effort to go regardless. I saw a piece about it on TV last week and it looks like it will be a good show - not a half hearted attempt;
50+ exhibitors and garden displays.

I also wanted to go to Chelsea this year but with all the over crowding problems I decided to go to Tatton Pk instead. It's only about 5 miles from Manchester airport. I'm looking forward to that as its my first RHS show!
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PostPosted: Fri May 25, 2007 6:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Going to Bloom as well................... I hope the weather stays good and that the hype is true.

Tatton Park is a great location, on the outskirts of Manchester. Very easy to get to with good grounds.......... It wasn't built up around it 15 years ago but things may have changed. I doubt that they would have as it was a supposed to be a green belt area. Enjoy.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2007 6:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Marge,

I was wondering what you thought of Tatton Park show?

Was it worth the visit or was it wash out with the very bad summer?
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 23, 2007 12:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi all,
I was at the Tatton Pk show over the weekend. I will try and post some piccies tonight.

It was a bit of a wash out but no worse than Bloom 07. If you were at Bloom then Tatton was very similar. Plenty of mud, one bad shower Saturday afternoon, but no-one was deterred. Large numbers of elderly people going around with walking sticks, etc so I figured if they were that determined, I could be too.
We met a local back at the airport and he heard that a lot of parked cars got bogged down and the show was a bit of a disaster as far as that was concerned.

The show gardens were excellent and so too were the back to back gardens. The Tatton park pages on the BBC website have good piccies and garden plan illustrations. There were absolutely loads of vendor stands and the flower marquee was bursting with amazing displays.

People were going around with pack n'go trolleys full of plants that they had purchased. This frustrated me so much as I couldn't see me arriving at the airport security with an arm full of plants.
This was the only down side for me - as I was flying, purchasing items was not an option.

This was the first RHS show that I have attended in the UK, and in all honesty I think that Bloom 07 was almost on a par. There were more show gardens & vendors at Tatton but the quality of displays at each show were very similar. If Bloom becomes an annual event, I will become an annual attendee! At least I can buy to my hearts content.
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