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July 7, 2017 : 9:45 am – 4:00 pm£9.95
Book Online or send a cheque for £9.95 per head to Les Armstrong, 10 Westminster Terrace, Chester CH4 7LF by the 23rd June 2017. For more details email Les Armstrong for this event.
PGG visit to Trentham Gardens, Stoke-on-Trent.
Trentham Gardens are formal Italianate gardens set within a large area of woodland. Together these currently together cover some 300 acres. The gardens were designed as a serpentine park by Capability Brown from 1758 onwards, overlying an earlier formal design attributed to Charles Bridgeman. Trentham Gardens are now principally known for the surviving formal gardens laid out in the 1840s by Sir Charles Barry, which have recently been restored. In 2012 the Trentham Estate was selected as the site of a Royal Diamond Jubilee wood, and a new woodland of 200,000 native oak trees have been planted on the Estate.
Trentham Gardens has recently undergone a successful and major £120-million redevelopment by St. Modwen Properties as a leisure destination. The current regeneration project at Trentham includes restoration of the Italian gardens and adjacent woodlands, the creation of a garden centre and crafts centre, and various leisure attractions.
ARRIVE 09.45am Tea/coffee & pastries (included in cost).
10.15– 10.30am. Tour of gardens with Michael Walker, Head of Garden & Estate, followed by lunch.
4.00pm – 4.30. Cream tea, tea/coffee (included in cost).
Entrance to Trentham Gardens is in the centre of the Trentham Shopping Village, then please make your way to the Italian Garden Tearoom. Do please remember to wear your PGG membership card as the Trentham Staff will need to know, as there will be other visitors to the garden on that day.
Postcode: ST4 8JG.
The cost of this visit is £9.95 per person (including morning and afternoon refreshments – lunch not included). Please note there is a deadline date of 23rd June 2017 for booking, requirement from Trentham. Michael Walker has kindly said there will be no charge for entrance or tour.