ALTHOUGH there is no RHS Flower Show in Tatton Park this year Knutsford shops and businesses are planning a small floral walk to coincide with the show’s scheduled dates.

Unlike previous years there will be no set theme, with shops displays on a smaller scale but offering much-needed cheer to the town centre.

Town Mayor Cllr Andrew Malloy will be visiting the town centre on Thursday, July 23 to enjoy the displays and thank shops for their hard work.

The walk has been made possible by sponsorship from Buddha Group and We Are Knutsford.

Rupert Wakefield of Buddha Group said: “We know everyone looks forward to the flower show and especially the shops’ lovely displays.

“We are delighted to help with this event for Knutsford and look forward to seeing everyone’s windows.”

Claire Sawyer, chairman of We Are Knutsford said: “Although lockdown restrictions are slowly easing our charity and community group is still here to support the community.

“We are more than happy to support our local shops in making Knutsford bloom.”

Sandra Curties, town centre and marketing officer for Knutsford said: “It is a difficult time for retail, and everyone is having to get used to the new way of working and indeed shopping.

“It is great that Knutsford shops and businesses are making the effort to add much-needed colour and cheer into our town centre.

“The list of shops taking part is growing daily. We are grateful to Rupert and everyone at the Buddha Group team for their support too.”

The RHS Flower show was due to run from Wednesday, July 22 to Sunday, July 26, and the floral displays will be ready from Wednesday onwards.

The displays will also be uploaded on to Knutsford Town Council’s Facebook page.

The RHS are organising a virtual RHS show this year, RHS Tatton Park at Home, and this can be accessed via the RHS website on July 22. The floral walk will be shared on their Sharing Tatton social page on the day.

The shops taking part so far are:

Mr Simms

Jonty’s Fruit & Veg


Rose & Crown

Cheshire Quality

Oliver Wild


Bikes n Gear

Paris Boutique


Delia Metcalfe


Chalk 33


The Edit

The White Orchid


The Prescription Service

The Tea Room

Nxtep Personal Training

Nicholas Austen

Hays Travel

The Bath House