The Little Green Blog was launched exactly one month ago today, and what better way to celebrate the one month anniversary of the blog than with my first ever flower show! I mentioned to my Mum that I'd seen adverts for Tatton Flower Show, but had never heard of it myself. She told me that it would be the perfect way to get into flower shows as it is known for being one of the smaller but more vibrant events. In particular, the show highlights its young and upcoming garden designers, creating an incredibly youthful and festival-like aesthetic which provides ample opportunity for budding young photographers...
The highlight of the tent was master grower, W. S. Warmenhoven's alliums, which were definitely one of the most popular species at the whole event. These variations on the classic allium were a beautifully arranged evolution of the plant, and showed perfectly the dedication of the growers.
I am so grateful to those who explained their designs and thought-processes to me; it is vital that the designers, growers and business owners that contribute to these kind of events are recognised for their hard work. Their dedication to art and construction should be acknowledged in the same way we would recognise artists in a gallery or designers on a catwalk and celebrated equally.
I've come away from Tatton having learnt a few more plant names, facts about species and the insects and animals that benefit from them, but I've also come away in awe of the people that not only create beautiful outdoor spaces, but promote important and evocative messages. Flower shows are not just for plant lovers, but for photography enthusiasts, philosophers, architectures, volunteers, children and more.
Hi there, my name is Nevada and I'm a twenty-five year old music teacher. The Little Green blog centres around wildlife, gardening and lifestyle photography. All photos are my own and represent the portfolio of an amateur photographer!