You can now explore Tatton Park’s gardens at your own pace – and without even leaving home – simply by downloading an app onto your phone.
If you can’t visit, Tatton’s garden can come to you!
Tatton Park’s garden is a much-loved place for quiet reflection and a peaceful retreat from busy lives.
However, due to government restrictions on social distancing, the decision was made to close Tatton Park for the foreseeable future.
But all is not lost – if you download the Candide gardening app, you can let Tatton Park’s Garden come to you.
If you haven’t downloaded the 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’
- Here, you’ll find 19 mini audio tours numbered on a map of the garden. Tap the numbers to listen to head gardener Simon Tetlow describe each area.
It’s like the head gardener is talking directly to you!
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.
It’s like he’s talking directly to you on your very own private tour of the garden!
An online haven for gardeners
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.
Tatton Park is currently closed to the public. This is a temporary measure that is being kept under regular review.
The gates may be closed, but you can still visit online
The team at Tatton Park are doing their best to share interesting moments and images from the parkland, farm and garden, where vital activities are still being carried out.