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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Reopening FAQs
Read our FAQs to find out how we are operating a phased reopening and the measures put in place to aid social distancing and increase hygiene. If you have any further queries please email enquiry@trentham.co.uk
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.

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.

Annual Tickets

Enjoy year-round access and special privileges as an Annual Ticket Holder...

Annual Ticket

Opening Times

The Gardens: 
Day tickets - Open 10am until 4pm, last entry 3pm - for pre-bookings only. 
Annual ticket holders - Open 8:30am until 4pm, last entry 3pm - for pre-bookings only. 

The Shopping Village: 10am-5pm. Please note shops are open in line with the latest government restrictions for the National Lockdown and may be operating reduced opening hours.

How to find us

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