A wintery chill has filled the air, the hat and gloves are on, and Christmas is just around the corner. As excitement for Christmas begins to build, the magic of Trentham’s Shopping Village is building too...
We first renamed Black Friday in November 2015 to raise funds for Shelter and this year we’ve taken things one step further, baking our pies in a black charcoal-pastry.
One of the England’s most-visited garden attractions provides a spectacular show for winter: a perfect natural wonderland for a seasonal walk complete with fragrant woodland trails, and even frosty fairies.
October half term is an opportunity to plan in some fun activities with the kids, grandkids, or children in your care. However, as the school holidays seem to appear from nowhere (every single time!) it can be difficult to plan entertaining and affordable activities at the last minute.
This month has been a good chance for the gardens team to crack on with making sure everything looks sharp and neat before the winter weather sets in. We’ve been clipping the Portugese laurels (Prunus lusitanica) in their beautiful Versaille inspired containers down the main walk of the Italian Garden.
Visitors to The Trentham Estate can help say ‘Thank You’ to all those who served and sacrificed in the First World War during a special remembrance event within the Shopping Village later this month.
In August we had a visit from the designer Tom Stuart-Smith. As regular readers of the garden’s blog will know, his design for the garden is the centrepiece to its successful rejuvenation. There is an amazing range of plants selected to suit our site, including some that you don’t often see in gardens open to the public.
Visitors to The Trentham Estate are being offered the chance to commemorate the end of the First World War and say ‘Thank You’ to all who served and sacrificed – by turning a green ‘field’ red with poppies at the popular Shopping Village.
It’s been a scorcher over the last few weeks here at Trentham, and most of our plants have been coping bravely with the extreme conditions. Watering is an almost daily routine for the gardens team, as we try to keep our new spring planting from getting too crispy!