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Trentham Gardens

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Address: Trentham Estate, Stone Road, Trentham, Stoke-on-Trent ST4 8JG, England
Phone Number: +44 1782 646646
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Description: The Trentham Estate is home to the award-winning Trentham Gardens...
The Trentham Estate is home to the award-winning Trentham Gardens featuring The Italian Garden by Tom Stuart-Smith, and the Floral Labyrinth and Rivers of Grass by Piet Oudolf. A fab childrens adventure playground with the UK's first barefoot walk, a mile-long lake and fairy sculpture trail. Trentham Monkey Forest, Aerial Extreme and Trentham Shopping Village with 50 shops and 14 cafes and restaurants can also be found at The Trentham Estate. You'll find something for everyone here.
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Great attraction and day out

Stunning gardens and lake. Lovely shopping village with a wide range a shops and places to eat with a large garden centre and choice of cafe's etc. Great for a family day out with... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2014
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180 reviews 180 reviews
20 attraction reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

Stunning gardens and lake. Lovely shopping village with a wide range a shops and places to eat with a large garden centre and choice of cafe's etc. Great for a family day out with plenty to do and a trip to the monkey forest is well worth a visit.

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TrenthamEstate, Marketing Assistant at Trentham Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for your great review and comments. We're glad that you enjoyed your trip to Trentham Gardens and also managed to visit the Shopping Village. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Cheshire UK
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80 reviews 80 reviews
13 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

This is a great place to take family, something for everyone. Fantastic choice of shops, brand outlet and unique individually run, clothing and home ware as well as foodie specials. The garden centre is huge with plenty to look at and it houses a brilliant cafe/ restaurant with friendly staff and good food. There are other attractions which are part... More 

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TrenthamEstate, Marketing Assistant at Trentham Gardens, responded to this review

Hi Sue, thanks for the great review and comments. The Shopping Village does offer a unique experience and our free parking lets you shop at your own pace. We will pass your comments on to the staff at the garden centre. We hope that you return soon. More 

Dundee, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Stopped off on the long drive south purely as a matter of convenience but now will make it a must in the summer. The Italian garden even managed to look beautiful when just awakening from a cold English Winter. The fews over them and to the lake are stunning and will be the ideal setting for the proposed hotel. I... More 

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TrenthamEstate, Marketing Assistant at Trentham Gardens, responded to this review

Hi William, thanks so much for your review and comments. It's great to hear that you stopped off at Trentham for a break during a long drive, we think it's a brilliant alternative to a motorway stop and the gardens do make you feel refreshed. We look forward to seeing you again soon and check out our What's On page... More 

UK
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47 reviews 47 reviews
15 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Unbelievably expensive for a walk around a small lake with a modest cultivated area. Reasonably pleasant if the sun shines, but frankly not a lot to see or do. Barefoot walk was disappointingly uncomfortable and repetitive. Café drinks unappetising and a 'toasted' teacake was simply warmed and flattened in a Panini press! I won't be rushing back.

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TrenthamEstate, Marketing Assistant at Trentham Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and comments. We have a 'Best Value Visits' page on our website which offers great deals on tickets to Trentham Gardens such as 2 for 1 entry and information on how to use Tesco Clubcard vouchers and our Annual Tickets. We also have lots of activities on throughout the Spring and Summer, check out our... More 

Newcastle-under-Lyme, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Came here in April with a group of 18 friends and relatives. The staff were extremely helpful and accommodating, we had several babies, toddlers and a wheelchair user in our group and everyone had a fantastic time! Went on the boat trip and the train ride, explored the formal gardens and conceptual gardens, made a wish under the fantastic new... More 

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TrenthamEstate, Marketing Assistant at Trentham Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for the fantastic review and comments. It's really nice to hear you had such a brilliant time at the Trentham Estate. Our new fairy 'Wishes' has flown into to celebrate our 10th Birthday and is already proving a popular attraction. Thank you for your comments about the cafe too we will pass this onto their management team which... More 

Banbury, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
28 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Walked 3 miles around the lake and the gardens with a boat ride from North to South and after visiting Monkey Forest, a train ride from South to North and a stroll around the formal gardens and shops. Maze was not tall enough to be a maze (not bloomed yet). Some borders were unplanted but I guess it is 'early'... More 

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TrenthamEstate, Marketing Assistant at Trentham Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and comments. It's great you found our 'Best Value Visits' page useful and also had chance to visit the Monkey Forest. We do hope you return when the maze has bloomed as it's a great view from the top. More 

Top Contributor
189 reviews 189 reviews
59 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

On a sunny day it's a fabulous place to stroll around, interspersed with some great shopping too. Well worth the fee to enter.

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TrenthamEstate, Marketing Assistant at Trentham Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review. It's really nice to hear that you enjoyed your trip to the Trentham Estate. We hope you come back for another stroll soon. More 

Staffordshire
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15 reviews 15 reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Today I renewed my ticket (along with my son and his two children). Over the past ten years I have seen Trentham Gardens develop into a beautiful and well maintained attraction. I have always recommended anyone to visit and feel proud to live close by. My favourite area is the lake walk.....not any more....it is totally devastated, it looks like... More 

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TrenthamEstate, Front Office Manager at Trentham Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us and tweeting yesterday .We really do appreciate your support over the years and thank you for recommending us to your friends. We have already sent you a link to a blog on our website explaining what work is taking place and the reasons behind the work. Our Head of Garden and... More 

Stoke on Trent
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39 reviews 39 reviews
7 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

It used to be really good value for money to eat here, it is now decidedly average. I would suggest you have a coffee and a cake in the café area next to it (if you can find a seat) and give the self service restaurant a very wide berth!

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TrenthamEstate, Marketing Assistant at Trentham Gardens, responded to this review

Hi Fiona, we're sorry to hear about your experience and we will pass your comments onto the garden centre team. We hope that you will return to Trentham soon as we have a further 14 cafes and restaurants on site. More 

London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

I had booked online to receive a 10% Discount for myself and my eldest child, we came with our youngest child whose admission was free and their mother who received free entry due to the special offer of "mothers go free" on Mothering Sunday. The bad experiences started from the second we arrived, we walked through the little shopping village... More 

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TrenthamEstate, Front Office Manager at Trentham Gardens, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review us and also for emailing us. We are sorry to hear of your disappointment and have responded to you by email with the following comments. Our “Mums go free” offer is very successful and we have seen growth each year, with this year being our busiest to date. Online ticket sales were... More 

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