Explore Staffordshire's Glorious Gardens
Staffordshire has some of England’s most beautiful gardens and the 300th anniversary of the birth of Capability Brown is the perfect excuse to explore the gardens of Staffordshire and celebrate the Year of the English Garden.
Enjoy an uplifting day out in sweeping Capability Brown parklands at Weston Park. Admire award-winning garden designs at The Trentham Estate, or intimate floral displays at the Dorothy Clive Garden. Explore Biddulph Grange Garden’s Victorian themed garden, or simply be inspired by England’s finest rose collection.
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Year of the English Garden
There's never been a better time to discover the stunning gardens of Staffordshire than 2016!
You'll find plenty of inspiration in the beautifully restored Italian Gardens at Trentham Gardens, quiet contemplation of the National Memorial Arboretum or classic Grade 1 listed formal riverside gardens at the Shugborough Estate.
Staffordshire Garden Trail
To help you explore the many gorgeous gardens in Staffordshire, we've created a lovely Garden Trail with a handy map and some useful vouchers which give you 2 for 1 admission to some of the best gardens in Staffordshire.
Pick up a copy of the leaflet from participating gardens and Staffordshire TICs or download a PDF copy now.
Capability Brown's Staffordshire
Lancelot 'Capability' Brown is a giant among English Garden designers. In the 18th century his 'natural' style transformed stately home gardens and landscapes right across the country.
2016 marks the tercentary of his birth with a host of special events throughout the year.
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Visit the stunning Estate of Shugborough for a fantastic family day out. Lots to see and do for the whole family.Visit the stunning Mansion House, the Victorian Servants' Quarters, Farm, Walled Garden, Gardens, Monuments.
Peace and quiet, fun and action - there's something for everyone at The Trentham Estate. Spend quality time in the internationally renowned Trentham Gardens, Shopping Village, Monkey Forest and Aerial Extreme.
Burton Upon Trent
The National Memorial Arboretum is a unique haven of remembrance, contemplation and the United Kingdom's living and lasting memorial to commemorate those who have served, suffered or died in the service of their country.
The beauty and tranquility of the House is the result of centuries of creativity, collecting and patronage of artists and craftsmen, by generations of one family, the Bridgemans, Earls of Bradford.
Owned by the National Trust, one of Britain's most exciting and unusual gardens, with a series of connected compartments. Features a Chinese garden, Italian garden & Scottish Glen.
Covering a total of 12 acres with woodland, waterfall, spring bulbs, rhododendrons, fabulous borders, alpine scree and gravel garden. Delicious food served in the tea room with views of 3 counties.
An 19th century house set in a Repton Landscape containing fine furniture and porcelain. The garden is renowned for snowdrops in February followed by rhododendrons and azaleas in May.