The Trentham Estate


Prologue

 

 

 

 

Situated south-west of Stoke-on-Trent, The Trentham Estate offers a diverse range of landscapes, from its ‘Grand Italianate Parterres’ to contemporary ‘Floral Prairies’ and a mile-long lake, designed by ‘Capability’ Brown.

The centrepiece of the estate, the formal Italian Gardens, has been fully restored to a new planting design by leading British designer Tom Stuart-Smith. The 4ha parterre, complete with fountains and topiary, is planted with a large contemporary scheme featuring over 80,000 choice perennials and 100,000 bulbs for seasonal effect.

Running parallel with the river Trent, a significant new garden has been created by Dutch designer Piet Oudolf. He has created a distinctive, fresh 3ha floral prairie and a vast naturalistic meadow using 60,000 perennials and shrubs.

The Trentham Estate is undertaking one of the largest garden regeneration projects in Britain. The project is costing £100 million and has been entirely privately funded by St Modwen Properties and German leisure specialists Willi and Thomas Reitz.