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Visit to Biddulph

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By davros

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Visited Biddulph Grange today,I expect that many of you are familiar with its gardens.It’s close to where I live,typically when I got there it became overcast but I took a few pictures anyway If you’d like to join me for a quick tour.


That pond’s full of monster carp


there’s a Chinese theme to this part

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Hallo snoop Trentham is well worth a visit it's a very popular place ,there's the famous gardens as ever and lots of shops have been added .There's also a monkey forest - be careful if you go in there mate - they might not let you out!

21 May, 2015

 

Wow its improved since we lived in Norton 14 years ago!
They've made a grand job of it. Did you go through the grotto?

Snoop you will find Trentham Gardens very greatly changed since the 50's!

21 May, 2015

 

Hallo stera, yes I went through the grotto.It's an interesting place to visit if one hasn't been before- full of surprises.

21 May, 2015

 

Yes Trentham has changed a bit since the 50s. Shopping centre in place of the ballroom. Beware of the garden centre - it's a bit on the pricey side (but the plants are better cared for than Bridgemere). I love Biddulph Grange - my favourite bit is the stumpery.
If any one is across the country in Suffolk this weekend, Helmingham Hall Gardens (near Stowmarket) are open on Sunday (with a plant fair) (probably loads of plant fairs going on up and down the country - I just have this one in my diary as one of the big hosta growers will be there)

21 May, 2015

 

It's interesting to visit places like this. It's nice to see photos of gardens I can't travel to :)

21 May, 2015

 

You've just reminded me how impeccably manicured the Formal English Garden is. What a labor of love! I hope you got to see the sun. thanks for the tour.

22 May, 2015

 

I've added this to my favourites as we do like to visit gardens and have never been here, your photo's are smashing, thankyou Davros...

22 May, 2015

 

My pleasure lincs, glad you liked them.

22 May, 2015

 

I also put it in my favorites in case I will one day do an English garden "hopping"
Thanks for posting. Looks immaculate.

22 May, 2015

 

Urbanite your comment about Bridgemere is so sad - when Ravenscroft had it it was the best one for miles around.

22 May, 2015

 

I agree Stera - it used to be a treat to go to Bridgemere and see how things should be done. Now it's just another run of the mill place. And it doesn't have the competition from Stapely Water Gardens any more.

23 May, 2015

 

No, that was a shame. I don't know why it closed.Did you ever see that sort of huge fountain cascade thing they had at Stapeley made out of toilet bowls?

There was a wonderful elderly man at Bridgemere whose job was to answer questions. Its the only nursery i've seen that has someone in a little kiosk solely to do that. And he called all the ladies madam...so polite and old fashioned!

23 May, 2015

 

Stapeley blamed a downturn in sales and "problems" with site development. But there was a planning application in for over 100 houses before they announced the closure.
I disliked that particular water feature - i just found it tasteless!

23 May, 2015

 

It was horrible wasn't it?

24 May, 2015

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