RHS Tatton Cheshire - Poisonous Garden Warnes McGarr & Co

The Poisonous Garden planting list

RHS Tatton 2018 in Cheshire launched today, so we were incredibly pleased to present The Poisonous Garden. It was amazing to see crowds of people flowing in when the gates opened at 10am – this might be the busiest year that we’ve seen yet.

We’ve been planning this design for the best part of 2018, and it’s taken us a really long time to find just the right suppliers and the right materials. At 650 sq m, this is a huge project so it was worth every second taken to get it looking perfect.

Here is the extensive planting list for the four areas that make up The Poisonous Garden, at Tatton Park in Cheshire (click the link below for a downloadable Word document).

Planting List for The Poisonous Garden

The garden is split into four sections. Pretty Deadly, featuring poisonous and deadly plants; Hungry Plants, featuring carnivorous plants; Apothecary, which will explore medicinal plants which can both kill and cure; and Plant Defence, which examines how plants defend themselves with spikes or smells, for example.

With many thanks to all of our fantastic suppliers as well as the talented RHS Events team who have supported us and worked with us.


Warnes McGarr & Co is an award-winning garden design consultancy run by Michael John McGarr and Robert Warnes, which designs the highest quality gardens and landscapes all over the UK. For more information about our design work, please visit:



Leave a Reply