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Looking Back Two – Trentham

In this post in my series featuring looking back at gardens visited in 2012, I will share photographs of an autumn visit to the wonderful Trentham, one of our favourite places to visit.

We took friends Jean and Tony with their granddaughter Lucy to share our enjoyment of this latest of our regular visits to these wonderful gardens designed by favourites, Piet Oudolf and Tom Stuart-Smith.

Perhaps this sign in the first photo is inviting us to get lost in wonder.

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The garden is still full of colourful flowers in October. Each flower colour is enhanced by the gentle neutral shades of the grasses.

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Lucy needs regular re-fuelling! She also needs time to play and enjoy an occasional sit down.

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 Trentham once again provided us a real treat. We’ll be back again soon.

By greenbenchramblings

A retired primary school head teacher, I now spend much of my time gardening in our quarter acre plot in rural Shropshire south of Shrewsbury. I share my garden with Jude my wife a newly retired teacher , eight assorted chickens and a plethora of wildlife. Jude does all the heavy work as I have a damaged spine and right leg. We also garden on an allotment nearby. We are interested in all things related to gardens, green issues and wildlife.

4 replies on “Looking Back Two – Trentham”

Lovely place and to share with friends is even better. From your directionally challenged reader across the pond – I’d probably still be standing at the sign trying to figure out which way they meant for me to go.

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