About Us and St Modwen
From the being the Staffordshire seat for the Duke of Sutherland, to becoming one of Capability Brown’s pioneering landscapes with a Charles Barry designed Italianate Flower Garden, to an open-air swimming pool and famed music venue (hosting the likes of The Beatles and The Rolling Stones), The Trentham Estate has had a rather interesting history.
After being sold in 1979, the estate fell into serious decline and disrepair. The ‘Playground of the Potteries’ was sold twice being purchased by St. Modwen in 1996.
The £100 million transformation has brought listed buildings back to life, reinstated the extensive flower gardens and restored historic parkland, where 10,000 native trees have been planted.
A magical Fairy Trail, a hide and speak maze, the UK’s first Barefoot Walk and a 42-seat battery operated catamaran called ‘Miss Elizabeth’ was also introduced. And that’s not including the 77 timber lodge cabins and massive Garden Centre in the Shopping Village, a hectic events schedule and even an on-site hotel!
The Fairy ‘Wishes’ was added in 2004 to mark the 10th anniversary of Trentham’s official re-opening. The Fairy, seen holding a dandelion clock, marks the passing of time and how the wish of St. Modwen Properties PLC’s founder, Sir Stanley Clarke - to regenerate the famous Staffordshire Estate - has come true in such spectacular style.
To find out more about St. Modwen please visit their website.