Tulips in the Upper Flower Garden at Trentham Gardens
Fountains in the Italian Gardens at Trentham
Italian Gardens Trelis Walk

Trentham Gardens

Whether you’re looking for a garden with peace and quiet, or fun and action you will find a great day out here at Trentham. We’re open every day except Christmas Day.

A great garden to visit

Whether you’re looking for a garden with peace and quiet, or fun and action you will find a great day out here at Trentham Gardens.

The Gardens

The new-look gardens have matured into some of the finest in Britain, declared, by James Alexander Sinclair in The Telegraph, as “The garden makeover of the decade”.

The contemporary revival of the famous Italian Gardens was led by renowned designer and multi-Chelsea gold-medal winner Tom Stuart-Smith. To the east of the Italian Gardens are the Rivers of Grass and the adjacent Floral Labyrinth. Both these schemes were designed by eminent Dutch plantsman, and Chelsea gold-medal winner, Piet Oudolf.

We are an award-winning garden which in 2013 won the Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism Gold Award, in 2015, 2016 and 2017 we were awarded a Gold Accolade by Visit England.

At the centre of Trentham Gardens is the mile long, Capability Brown designed, Trentham Lake. Take the circular lakeside walk all the way round as it takes you aside the River Trent, through the cascading weir and along atmospheric trails, featuring vast meadow schemes by Nigel Dunnett and the team who were responsible for the stunning wildflower plantings at the Olympic Park. These were chosen for seasonal interest and environmental suitability.

Glorious Gardens

Discover the Fairies

We all know that fairies live at the bottom of the garden, and Trentham Gardens is no exception! Take the fairy trail and keep your eyes peeled as you walk around our beautiful mile long lake, and through the woodland and gardens where the fairies live.

Find the Fairies

Trentham Gardens is also dog friendly and visitors tell us how much their dogs love their days out here.

 

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What's on today

Best things to do at Trentham, Stoke-on-Trent
Fairies at Trentham
01/01/2018 - 31/12/2021
Keep your eyes peeled as you walk around our beautiful mile-long lake, and through the woodland and garden, where the Fairies at Trentham live.
06/01/2020 - 31/12/2021
Enjoy a game of disc golf in the fresh air on our spacious outdoor course - a perfect activity for family and friends to enjoy safely.
10/02/2021 - 31/12/2021
Make a walk around the lake and gardens more fun for kids as they find the fairies, hunt for history and watch out for spring wildlife!
29/03/2021 - 19/09/2021
Make your visit to Trentham Gardens extra magical by hiring a Garden Gazebo overlooking the lake.
25/05/2021 - 30/09/2021
Binoculars are available for hire from the Gardens Entrance, and from the Sales Gazebo based in the play area, during Spring and Summer school holidays.
We want to keep our valued members and visitors updated about how we are managing The Trentham Estate in line with current restrictions. So we've put together a little guide answering your most frequently asked questions.
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From 3 – 5 September 2021, Staffordshire’s Trentham Estate will welcome some of the world’s biggest music stars to their new music event Trentham Live including headliners McFly, The Vamps, Alfie Boe and more.
Trentham Gardens
We're so pleased to welcome our loyal annual members back to the gardens. Head to our ticketing website and log in to access the annual member booking slots.
Day tickets are available to give non-members the opportunity to enjoy the gardens and lakeside walk. Book your day tickets using the 'Pre-booked Garden Admission' option.
Trentham Fountain
We're slowly reopening the gardens for existing annual ticket holders and their friends and family. For information on how to book your tickets, please click here.
Discover more about the Italian Gardens, the Upper Flower Garden, Rivers of Grass and the Floral Labyrinth.
Keep your eyes peeled as you walk around our beautiful mile-long lake, and through the woodland and gardens where the Fairies at Trentham live.
Memberships

Enjoy year-round access and special privileges as a Member...

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Opening Times

The Gardens: 

Day tickets - Open 9am until 9pm, last entry 8pm - for pre-bookings only. 

Membership holders - Open 8am until 9pm, last entry 8pm.

The Shopping Village: 10am-5.30pm. Please note some shops may be operating reduced opening hours.

How to find us

Find us on the A34 between Newcastle under Lyme and Stone, in Staffordshire