Behind a gloomy Victorian shrubbery there's a gloomy Victorian mansion, but behind that lurks one of the most extraordinary gardens in Britain...it contains whole continents, including China and Ancient Egypt – not to mention Italian terraces and a Scottish glen...this is how Alan Titchmarsh, the TV gardener, described Biddulph Grange Gardens in Staffordshire, our Twixtmas destination.
|James Bateman (1811 - 1897)|
Midwinter it may be but there's nothing bleak about Biddulph Grange, it's bloody gorgeous all year round. Everywhere from the Himalayan Glens, Pine Avenues and English formal planting there's interest wherever you look. We've visited regularly since becoming National Trust members in 2016 but there's something extra special about the gardens in Winter.