Spectacular gardens created in 21st century. Writing in the Daily Telegraph, James Alexander Sinclair described Trentham as ‘the garden makeover of the decade’.

Stroll around the Italian Gardens which were designed by the eminent garden designer Tom Stuart-Smith. Created within the framework of Sir Charles Barry’s parterre of the 19th century, there is topiary, fountains and plants. A pergola covered with roses runs from the ruins of the house to the lake.

Explore the Rivers of Grass and Floral Labyrinth. Famous for his prairie style of planting, these were designed by the famous Dutch plantsman and Chelsea gold-medal winner, Piet Oudolf.

Don’t miss the meadow schemes designed by Nigel Dunnett in 2016. The flowers are chosen for their seasonal interest and environmental suitability.

The Show Gardens are continually being updated with a Quiet Space garden opening for visitors with Autism and other hidden disabilities.

Walk around the lake and discover the cascade by ‘Capability’ Brown and the Stumpery.

And don’t forget to follow the fairy trail through the gardens.




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Address: Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, ST4 8JG View map Phone: 01782 646646 Length of visit: 2-3 hours
Dog friendly: Yes
Cafe: Yes
Car park: Yes
House open: No
House open - occasionally: No
Family friendly: Yes
Parking on Grass Verge: No
Toilets: Yes
Wheelchair - majority: Yes

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