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.
Read our latest visitor update to find out how we are planning a phased reopening of the Gardens for existing Members and the Shopping Village.
Tulips at Trentham
Read our FAQs to find out how we will be 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
Familiarise yourself with the changes to our paths and routes around the gardens and lakeside to ensure that social distancing can be easily adhered to when we reopen.
Discover more about the Italian Gardens, the Upper Flower Garden, Rivers of Grass and the Floral Labyrinth.
Fairies at Trentham
Keep your eyes peeled as you walk around our beautiful mile-long lake, and through the woodland, maze 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, by the bird hide, 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

Find your own Adventure

There’s plenty for the whole family at Trentham with an exciting adventure playground where children can tackle the assault course, fly down the zip wire, get creative in the sand pits, climb the nets, test their driving skills or get lost in the hide and speak maze. Check out our toddler zone, with a natural and nautical theme, including boats that sail on a sea of sand!

More adventures this way

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, maze 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.

Trentham Gardens is a great day out whatever the season

What's on today

Best things to do at Trentham, Stoke-on-Trent
Fairies at Trentham
01/01/2018 - 24/12/2020
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 - 24/12/2020
The Disc Golf course is currently closed to comply with Government social distancing guidelines.
Annual Tickets

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

Annual Ticket

Admission & Prices
  • Adult £12.00
  • Seniors 60+ and Students £10.00
  • Child (Age 3-15 years must be with a person age 16+) £9.00
  • Disabled Persons £8.00
  • Child (Aged 2 and under) Free
  • Group Day Ticket (12 or more) £9.00
Opening Times

The Gardens: Closed

Please read our visitor update for more information. 

How to find us

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