YOU can explore Tatton Park Garden at your own pace and without leaving home during the coronavirus lockdown by downloading an app onto your phone.

Due to the government’s latest restrictions regarding working arrangements and social distancing the decision was taken to close Tatton Park for the period of the lockdown.

But all is not lost. Download the Candide Gardening app today and let Tatton Park’s Garden come to you.

If you haven’t downloaded an app before, here’s what to do: Go to your phone’s App Store or Google Play - Search for Candide Gardening and download the app - In the app, go to ‘Places’ - Search for Tatton Park - Select ‘Tour’.

Knutsford Guardian:

Early spring in the Japanese Garden

There are 19 mini audio tours numbered on a map of the Garden. Tap the numbers to listen to our Head Gardener describe each area.

Listen as Head Gardener Simon Tetlow explores 19 areas of Tatton Park’s 50-acre Garden.

Simon describes wonderful features such as the Orchard, Pinetum and Orangery, and reveals little-known facts about what it takes to keep the garden at its prime, as well as bringing its long and varied history to life.

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Other features of the Candide Gardening app include a database for identifying plants and, as a featured ‘Place’ Tatton Park will be sharing regular posts and photographs of springtime across the Estate.

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Why not have a click around and ‘visit’ other gardens featured within the app?

Tatton Park is currently closed to the public. This is a temporary measure that is being kept under regular review and will respond to the national and local situation.