Topsy Turvy Tea Party!


Tatton Park 2022


The Brief

The Queen’s Jubilee brought us a fantastic opportunity to work with our friends at Tatton Park to create a Spring offer for families in their beautiful gardens. Designed to be included with a gardens admission ticket and potentially to large numbers, we needed to make sure we could create an event which felt inclusive and joyful as well as being mindful of our impact on the unique garden spaces.


What We Did

Following a fantastic site visit with Head Gardener, Simon, in which we learnt about the history of the planting and plans for the future, we identified a route through the gardens which could accommodate large audiences whilst taking them to parts of the gardens they may not have engaged with on previous visits. There were some fantastic environments to site characters and activities including an atmospheric garden folly and we were able to celebrate both our sitting monarch but also being outdoors, making our own fun and enjoying a flight of fancy into our shared imagination!


The Result

We delivered nine days of performances to large and appreciative audiences who were swept up on an adventure to ancient Greece, the trees of Sherwood and a fairy tale tower in the pursuit of the perfect party! The Topsy Turvy Tea Party was a finalist in the Marketing Cheshire Tourism Awards 2022/2023.


Rusticus Topsy Turvy Tea Party Performance

“We wrestle with interpreting the gardens for new audiences and your event made them come alive. You breathed life into over-looked corners of the gardens and all I could see were smiling faces”

Simon, Head Gardener Tatton Park

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