In Autumn

Autumn may be the time for wildlife to slow down and begin their preparations for winter, but the Gardens at Tatton Park are flourishing with Cheshire’s Wonderful Wildlife. This Autumn the Gardens transform into an outdoor gallery for a series of twelve artworks created by local Artist Nicky Thompson and presented by The Mid Cheshire Community Rail Partnership and Cheshire Wildlife Trust.

A ‘picture-perfect’ gallery

Nicky Thompson’s poster-inspired artwork depicts animals in his characteristic style, all of which are native species to Mid-Cheshire. He explains: “Although this series is essentially 'platform art' and will be displayed across the Mid Cheshire Line, I am really excited to see them launch in the stunning gardens at Tatton Park... I really can't think of a more picture-perfect 'gallery.”

Rare wildlife at Tatton Park

Acres of Gardens and Parkland at Tatton provide a perfect sanctuary for many wildlife, some of which you can learn about on the trail and if you’re lucky enough – see in the Park itself! Rangers have recently spotted a rare black necked Grebe on Tatton’s Mere, who was probably visiting from a nearby breeding site.

Wonderful Wildlife for everyone

As well as Tatton’s iconic Red Deer, adults and children of all ages will love exploring the gardens looking out for Brown Hare, Great Crested Grebe, Kingfisher and Mute Swan to name a few. You can learn more about the wonderful wildlife and their habitats by picking up a free booklet when you visit Tatton Park’s Garden this Autumn. Budding little artists will hopefully be inspired to enter Tatton’s competition to draw or paint their favourite wild animal! A winner will be chosen in a 10 and under category and a 11-16 category, each winning a fabulous art set. More details at

Which is your favourite?

For those looking to brighten up their home with Nick’s Wonderful Wildlife creations, all 12 are available to buy as A2 posters (£10 each) from Tatton Park’s Stableyard Gift Shop for a limited time only. You’ll also find packs of A5 postcards with the complete set of illustrations available to buy (also £10).

Gallery in the Gardens runs from 3 October – 15 November
Visits to Tatton Park Gardens can be booked online (including National Trust members)

Read more about the artist, Nicky Thompson

Read more about Cheshire Wildlife Trust

Marvellous Days Out with the Mid Cheshire Line


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Gallery in the Gardens
Art Installation
Nicky Thompson's Art at Tatton Park

Explore our Gallery in the Gardens presented by the Mid Cheshire Community Rail Partnership and local artist Nicky Thompson.

Wonderful Wildlife Drawing Competition for Kids
Competition / Game
Wonderful Wildlife Drawing Competition at Tatton Park

Visit our 50-acre Gardens and discover marvellous days out at our outdoor exhibition of Nicky Thompson's latest series of artworks celebrating Cheshire's Wonderful Wildlife. On your Garden visit you will recieve a Wonderful Wildlife trail sheet with a fun competition for kids on the back.



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