Monday, 21 December 2015

Trentham Gardens...

A couple of weeks ago we used  a windfall (procured on my behalf by my wonderful daughter!) of Tesco club card vouchers to buy an annual pass into Trentham Gardens. I regularly go to the garden centre and shopping village so it makes sense to combine a trip with a walk around the lake (which takes about 40 minutes of brisk walking) and a browse through the Italian Gardens.


We've been three times in the past couple of weeks and usually treat ourselves to a cup of tea and a scone afterwards. Unfortunately I'm not certain that the walk is a sufficient energy trade for the scone (on an energy in v energy out basis), although I suppose we could always walk around the lake more than once!!

The lake and Italian gardens


An otter carving on a diseased tree

We love the detail on the eye

The Italian Gardens aren't looking at their best at this time of the year, but I shall post some photographs later in the year. 




Wirework fairy

Intricate wirework dandelions



The wonderful metal sculptures were created by Robin Wright and his daughter, Amy.
Lancelot 'Capability' Brown was employed to create the gardens and the mile long lake between 1759 and 1780, and 2016 will celebrate the tercentenary of his birth.








12 comments:

  1. There is some great sculpture there. I love the otters and the fairies.

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    1. There are quite a few of these sculptures dotted around. I love them too.

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  2. Agree on the sculptures... and Susan's comments.
    Also the piccy of the fun guy and his fan club!

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  3. What a beautiful place and I love the wire sculptures, so intricate and delicate.

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    1. Well worth £27.50 wort of Tesco vouchers for our joint annual tickets!

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  4. Looks great... Don't remember going there even when I lived in Congleton. Great photo of Tim.

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    1. We need to plan a visit! The area has been redeveloped over the past 15 years, with still more to go. We could combine it with a trip to Wedgewood.

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    2. Sounds good, will talk to the BOSS...

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  5. Looks like a great place to visit. Loving the sculptures too.

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    1. It's only about 15 minutes away from our home so quick and easy to get to.

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