School Gardens & Containers

RHS Flower Show Tatton Park 2024

**Applications for 2024 are now closed**

What's it all about?

We are inviting children and young people to get stuck in with designing, growing and planting a garden or container at the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park, which runs from Wednesday 17 July to Sunday 21 July 2024. Groups will be able to visit the show and see their displays.

The theme for this year is "grey to green" - we are looking for entries that encourage or celebrate changing grey landscapes of humanmade areas into natural habitats, however tiny, to create homes and resources for wildlife to move into and thrive. In showcasing the next generation's creations at the show, we hope to instill a sense of pride and achievement within them, knowing they're inspiring and teaching others about what they have learned and created.

Find out more about this year's show here: 

Exhibits Factsheet

Who can enter?

School involvement at our shows is in conjunction with the National Education Nature Park. To be eligible to enter, applicants must be registered with the Nature Park programme. Click below to sign up and find out more about how the campaign can benefit and support your teachers and students:

Sign up here

Ready to apply?

At this stage we are only asking for confirmation of participation. We will ask to see your creative and fun ideas in March. To apply, please submit your application form below.

**Applications for 2024 are now closed**

Need some inspiration?

Take a look through the exhibits from last year to start gathering ideas for the show.



2023 school exhibits

New for 2024

The RHS, in partnership with the Natural History Museum and others, developed the National Education Nature Park which launched to all schools, colleges and nurseries in England in October 2023. The programme, funded by the Department for Education, aims to make sure every young person in England has the opportunity to develop a meaningful connection to nature, understand biodiversity and make a positive difference by taking action to enhance, nurture and learn about the nature in their school grounds. The focus of the Nature Park in its first year is "grey to green", changing parts of grey, human-made areas into natural habitats for wildlife to thrive. 

To celebrate the first year of the National Education Nature Park, we would like to invite schools and other youth gardening groups to showcase a planted pot that displays the changes they’d like to make on their own grey areas, as fully concreted areas have the most potential to improve biodiversity. The Nature Park resources can help you explore your own plans for biodiversity interventions.

In addition there will be a Zoom session in March and an RHS grant of £50 towards the costs of exhibiting, which will be arranged by the Show Team.

Contact us

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to get in touch.

Ash Griffith 
Telephone: 020 7821 3098