DESIGNER Janine Crimmins’ garden design for this year’s RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park was inspired by a poem championing the north west’s resilience following the Manchester Arena bombing.

Cheshire-based Janine designed the North West Tonight Garden, which will be relocated to a community after the show as a symbol of the unity and support the north west has become famous for.

The garden is inspired by the poem ‘Up Here’ by Manchester-based writer and performer Tony Walsh, championing the strength and resilience of the north west following the bombing on May 22, 2017.

The garden is designed to draw people together in a space of calm and will feature iconic north west elements, including carved images of the Manchester Bee, which has long been a symbol of strength in the region, alongside poignant words from ‘Up Here’ engraved on locally-sourced stone throughout the garden.

A new rose being launched at the show by local grower C & K Jones in memory of Saffie Roussos, who died at the event, will feature within the planting.

Isobel Coulter, show manager for RHS Tatton Park said: “We feel very privileged to have the BBC North West Tonight Garden representing such an important message at this year’s show.”


The garden designed by Janine Crimmins