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Open Daily (except Christmas Day). Please see website for opening times.


Partner Garden
Free access for RHS members at selected times

Stone Road

Signed from M6. For SatNav, use postcode ST4 8JG.

725 acres

01782 646646

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Please see website for admission prices.

RHS members

Free access (Member 1 only) - 1 Jan–31 Mar, Dec.


  • access
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Café
  • Children's activities
  • Children's playground
  • Dogs welcome
  • facilities
  • Free carer entry
  • Gift shop
  • Parking
  • Picnics allowed
  • Plants for sale
  • Restaurant
  • Self-serve refreshments
  • Toilets


  • Autumn colour
  • Japanese garden
  • Mediterranean/Italian garden
  • Pond or lake
  • Sculpture
  • Wildflower meadow
  • Wildlife planting and features
  • Winter garden
  • Woodland

About the garden

Owned by
St. Modwen Properties

Designed By
Piet Oudorf

Owned by St. Modwen Properties and designed by Piet Oudolf, Tom Stuart-Smith and Nigel Dunnett.

Centuries after Capability Brown designed the lake and parkland and Sir Charles Barry laid out the famous gardens, The Trentham Estate in Staffordshire is now one of Europe’s leading 21st-century visitor destinations. The new-look gardens have matured into some of the finest in Britain, with BBC Countryfile magazine awarding Trentham Gardens the accolade Garden of the Year 2015.

The contemporary revival of this famous garden was led by renowned designer and multi-Chelsea Gold-medal winner Tom Stuart-Smith who – along with Trentham’s in-house team – revitalised the derelict 10-acre Victorian garden by introducing vast perennial plantings to give the historic garden a thoroughly contemporary makeover.

Don’t miss the Rivers of Grass – beautiful swathes of grass punctuated by select perennials and divided by turf paths and picnic areas. In contrast, the adjacent Floral Labyrinth provides bold colour, scent and height as paths create a maze through the perennial planting – making it the perfect place to get lost. Eminent Dutch plantsman, and Chelsea Gold-medal winner, Piet Oudolf, designed both schemes. The estate’s restoration of this important historical landscape continues as Brown’s influence at Trentham has been revealed and revitalised, with vast meadow planting by Nigel Dunnett.

Plants of special interest

  • Agapanthus
  • Alliums
  • Asters
  • Autumn bulbs
  • Bluebells
  • Conifers
  • Cornus (for winter stems or spring bracts)
  • Cut flowers
  • Cyclamen
  • Daffodils
  • Delphiniums
  • Ferns
  • Fruit blossom
  • Fruit bushes/trees
  • Grasses
  • Hellebores
  • Hemerocallis
  • Herbs
  • Hostas
  • Irises
  • Lilies
  • Magnolias
  • Maple
  • Primulas
  • Rhododendrons/azaleas
  • Roses
  • Shade-loving plants
  • Snowdrops
  • Spring bulbs
  • Topiary
  • Vegetables
  • Wildflowers
  • Wisteria

Get involved

The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.