Cherry tree project in full bloom at Tatton

26 Mar 2021 11:10
Published by: Scott Callan

MORE than 40 new trees have been planted in the gardens at Tatton Park as part of the UK Sakura Cherry Tree Project.

The planting is part of a longstanding relationship Tatton Park has nurtured with Japanese culture and horticulture since the creation of the Japanese Garden there more than 100 years ago.

The project marks 150 years of Japan-UK friendship and the continued cooperation between the two nations.

Tatton head gardener Simon Tetlow jumped at the chance to take part in the initiative.

He said: “By planting dozens of new cherry trees in Tatton Park’s Gardens, we’ve been able to create our own Spring Cherry Walk, which I hope visitors will enjoy for years to come.

“When the blossom comes, it will be a wonderful place to experience the hope and optimism of spring, as well as celebrate our special friendship with Japan.”

A team of 12 volunteers planted the trees in the newly dedicated Spring Cherry Walk sites.

Simon and his team have arranged the plantings so that each spring, a ‘drift’ of cherry blossom takes you from the Pinetum, past the Japanese Garden and on to the Choragic Monument as you follow the Spring Cherry Walk.

If you want to be among the first to see these special trees, the Gardens re-open on March 29 and tickets can now be booked online at

Please refer to the latest government guidance regarding travel and staying local. Social distancing and limited ticket capacity are still in place.

You may be interested in