Trentham Gardens (Stoke-on-Trent) Reviews
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Trentham Gardens (Stoke-on-Trent) ... time for you to see for yourself this idyllic garden. The statue of Perseus stands at the foot of the Lower Flower Garden framed by the mile long lake. Trentham Gardens are formal Italianate gardens, and an English landscape park, on the southern fringes of the city of Stoke-on-Trent, England. The house was demolished in 1911, and Trentham Gardens is now a public park and woodland. The gardens and park at Trentham currently cover some 300 acres (1.2 km≤). Their parkland setting and lake were designed as a serpentine park by and Capability Brown and Henry Holland from 1758 onwards, overlying an earlier formal design attributed to Charles Bridgeman. However, Trentham Gardens are now principally known for the surviving formal gardens laid out in the 1840s by Sir Charles Barry, who also created Italianate gardens at Harewood House and Cliveden. Situated to the south of Stoke on Trent, there is easy access from both the M6 and the new A50 dual carriageway. Manchester, Birmingham, Wolverhampton and Derby are all within 1 hours travel. The Trentham entrance is well signposted from the M6 and A50 and stands on the A34 Stoke to Stafford road.
Newest Review: ... more than a garden centre. There is a very good range of plants and gardening equipment for sale, and also garden furniture. In addition, there is a good range of books (I have found there are often good bargains to be had), cards and giftwrap, jewellery, clothing, bath products, and lovely area dedicated to home accessories. As with the other areas, prices in the garden centre aren't often ... more
Customer Trentham Gardens (Stoke-on-Trent) Reviews (12)
by - written on 30/05/13, updated on 03/06/13 (Very useful, 88 readings)
This is a review of Trentham Gardens, which is a bit of a misleading title really, because as well as gardens to look round, there is also so much more to do here. It tends to be known nowadays as the Trentham Estate, which is a more fitting name. Location: The Trentham Estate is located on the A34 in Trentham (sorry if I'm stating the obvious!) in Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire. It is very easy to get to from the motorway, around a 5 minute drive from junction 15 of the M6. The Monkey Forest is also a part of the Trentham Estate but it has a separate entrance a very short drive away from the main entrance. I will mention here that all car parking is ... Read the complete review
by - written on 27/05/11 (Very useful, 139 readings)
We decided to go to Trentham Gardens at Easter so it was March April time. Where? ---------- Trentham Gardens is part of a very old estate dating back hundreds of years. It's in Stoke on Trent and is very close to junction 15 of the M6 motorway, you then follow the A500 towards Stoke on Trent for about 1mile take the right on the roundabout and follow the A34 towards Stone. Trentham's main entrance is about 1 mile on the right. What it has to offer ------------------------- Trentham Gardens is still part of an Estate so there is the gardens which I will explain later but there is also; - A Monkey Forest, which is full of ... Read the complete review
by - written on 29/09/10 (Very useful, 225 readings)
Calling this place Trentham Gardens doesn't really do it justice as the gardens are just a part of it. Firstly, there is the shopping village that is made up of purpose built log cabins and contains shops that generally can't be found on the high street, there are some, but the majority aren't, so it's quite a unique place to go shopping. I personally find it brilliant for finding gifts when I can't find the right thing on the high street. It's good to see Royal Worcester, Spode and Portmeirion shops on the site, selling the brands that made Stoke world famous. At the one end of the shopping village is the garden centre which not only has a large number of ... Read the complete review
by - written on 22/08/10 (Very useful, 131 readings)
I AM A STOKEY. Have just signed up to reply to the review by heynonnynonny. A review simply based on the retail outlets at Trentham doesn't quite cover everything that Trentham has to offer! So, yes the shops are a tad twee, and sure there are few bargains to be had. But . . . there is a lot on offer, including organic food shops, and an amazing garden centre. The food prices are probably on par with other such sites in the country but no more. Just because this is Stoke doesnt mean its going to oatcakes and cheese for £1.50 for ever you know. Bet you dont think anything of spending 50 quid up town on a Saturday night? As for the gardens themselves (which ... Read the complete review
by - written on 27/02/10 (Useful, 176 readings)
Trentham Gardens can be found just outside of Stoke, if your a Derby resident like me, its a 45 minute drive. Trebatham gardens holds host to a beautiful italian garden, its massive. Very beautiful, however not my cup of tea at all. There is also a Garden with lots of moneys running around, something to take the kids to maybe. There is also a high ropes challenge park there if you fancy a bit of action! My favourite thing at Trentham Gardens is teh shops. The shop are laid out in little wooden buildings, feels very christmassy! The theme is quite giftware, there are big brands such as yankee candle, whittard, l'occtaine, quicksilver. There are ... Read the complete review
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