Meet the Gardeners
We have an amazing team of gardeners here at Trentham, led by Gardens & Estate Manager, Michael Walker. They are supported by a brilliant force of volunteers, and not forgetting - Georgina the Cat - head of pest control!
Garden Designer: Piet Oudolf
This generation’s leading exponent of naturalistic planting, Piet is widely considered to be Europe’s leading plantsman. From his nursery in Holland, he breeds extraordinary plants that captivate the gardening world. His worldwide work includes the Manhattan - High Line Project. At Trentham he has designed our Rivers of Grass and Floral Labyrinth; the new gateway to the Garden.
Piet also designed the long borders which flank either side of Tom Stuart-Smith’s planting in the Italian Garden.
“Although inspired by Capability Brown, my planting plans are influenced by early Cubist paintings and the English artist Ben Nicolson.”