Trentham 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.
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Contact details

Trentham Gardens The Trentham Estate, Stone Road, Trentham, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, West Midlands, ST4 8JG
Phone: 01782 646646

Wheelchair Access

Wheelchair access
There is a full accessible pathway around Trentham Gardens and the lakeside walk, as well as accessible pathways and entrances in Trentham Shopping Village. The majority of areas are flat with built in access ramps to the shops and Gardens Entrance or where
deemed beneficial to visitors. The Main Garden Entrance is located in the middle of the Shopping Village. Access to the Gardens Entrance is via a
small built in ramp and through automatic sliding doors. The floor surface in the Gardens Entrance is tiled with fixed,
sunken mats by each door. The building is well lit and has a lot of natural light from the large windows that look over
the gardens.
The information and ticket reception desk is located to the left hand side of the building with a queuing system in
place to guide our visitors to the desk. The desk is lowered at each end to aid wheelchair users. There are some steep areas around the Gardens, so visitors using an electrical mobility scooter are advised to use them with caution. The Lakeside Walk is just over a 2 mile circular walk with access to Miss Elizabeth passenger boat. Directional signage is in
place to advise which pathways are not suitable for wheelchairs and pushchairs and provide alternative routes. There are seven manual wheelcahirs available to borrow from the Garden Entrance for a security deposit of house/car keys. There is also disabled access throughout the Trentham Monkey Forest. Another area of the Garden is the Western Pleasure Ground – Italian Garden Tearoom, Children’s play area with accessible swing and new Toddler
Zone, 12 beautiful show gardens, which gives inspiration on a domestic scale, Hide and Speak Maze (wheelchair
accessible) and Barefoot Walk covering 5 acres.
The majority of the grounds are level and wheelchair and pushchair accessible with benches and picnic areas
positioned throughout.

Short Distances

Short distance
There are 55 accessible car parking spaces located close to the main Gardens Entrance and Trentham Garden Centre: 14 to the front of the Garden Centre, 160 metres from the Main Garden Entrance
5 by the Premier Inn, 322 metres from the Main Garden Entrance
3 by the entrance to Frankie and Benny’s, 161 metres from the Main Garden Entrance
12 adjacent to the north entrance of the Shopping Village, 98 metres from the Main Garden Entrance
21 to the south entrance of the Shopping Village, 161 metres from the Main Garden Entrance This parking is free. Free accessible parking bays are also located at Trentham Monkey Forest. The Lakeside Café Southern Entrance is located a mile away from the Main Northern Entrance and shares its car park
with the Monkey Forest and Trentham Treetop Adventure. The car park is marginally rough terrain with unmarked
bays. The walk to the Lakeside Café from the car park is on a gentle slope and a natural path way. When you reach
the Lakeside Café the ticket point is situated next to the staff operated entrance gate.

Access To Toilets

Access To Toilets
There is a Changing Places unit located at the Trentham Shopping, behind the Riedel unit, towards row M of the car park. This is equipped with a special changing bench and hoist. In addition, accessible toilets are available in the gardens and shopping village. There are also accessible toilets within Trentham Monkey Forest.

Essential Companions

Essential Companions
Free entry is given to carers on both the day and Annual Tickets.

Accessing Visual Information

Accessing Visual Information
Prices are displayed behind the reception desk in large print, with information leaflets readily available for our
visitors with large print available upon request.

Accessing Audible Information

Accessing Audible Information
A hearing loop is also available for hearing impaired visitors and the front of house team have received training from
Disabled Go – Tourism Training.