Posted: 08/06/2017 at 07:42
I attended this show yesterday and it was AMAZING!
OK ... there were some issues with getting onto site, because the previous days bad weather caused water-logging on the carparks, and that meant it was slow for cars to get on.
My advice for anyone still to go ... as it's started raining again in Derbyshire, get yourself to Baslow and walk in from there. It's a short, and very lovely, walk.
Or, use the free shuttles that are being provided from Rowsley, Bakewell, Pilsley, Baslow and Edensor (BASICALLY AVOID THE CAR PARKS).
And on leaving, if you want the shuttles, use the exit furthest away from the main house ... that's where they are. You will need to give yourself plenty of time because the shuttles are affected by the traffic also. But the journey is part of it right ... so chill out, and you might just meet some nice people whilst waiting for your bus.
The show organisers immediately announced longer opening hours yesterday, and an email has already been sent by SeeTickets, telling people what to do if they didn't actually make it, or if they missed restaurant bookings.
That said, the show was far superior to ANY OTHER show I have ever been to. I'm a regular at Tatton and a big fan of Southport. The layout and the content were outstanding, and all of those involved with the organisation (both on the day and in the planning of the show) should be congratulated.
I saw some of the most fascinating and beautiful show gardens I have ever seen.
Massive thumbs up from me!