Biddulph Grange Garden



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You can take a journey around the world in this amazing hillside Victorian garden, created by James Bateman for his worldwide collection of plants. Discrete planting areas take you on a global journey from classical Italy to the pyramids of Egypt; a Victorian vision of China, and a re-creation of a Himalayan glen. The garden also features collections of rhododendrons, summer bedding displays, a dahlia walk (stunning in late summer), and the oldest surviving golden larch in Britain, brought from China in the 1850s. In the recently restored Geological Gallery you can see how Bateman tried to reconcile geology and theology, and travel back through time as the chronologically arranged geological specimens attempt to depict the creation story.

Biddulph Grange Garden
Grange Road, BIDDULPH, Stoke-on-Trent, ST8 7SD


  • Parking onsite
  • Cafe
  • Accessible toilets
Opening times
  • Opening Times: Open mid Feb-Mar, daily 11-3.30; Apr-Oct, daily 11-5.30; Nov-23 Dec, Fri-Mon 11-4

About the area

Discover Staffordshire

It was Staffordshire that bore the brunt of the largest non-nuclear explosion of World War II, when a munitions dump at RAF Fauld went up in 1944. It was also the county’s regiment that once boasted within its ranks the most decorated NCO of World War I, in the person of William Coltman (1891-1974). Going back a little further, George Handel penned his world-famous masterpiece The Messiah on Staffordshire soil. During another chapter of Staffordshire history, the county was home to the first canals and the first factory in Britain, and it had front-row seats for the drama surrounding one of the most notorious murder trials of the 19th century, that of Doctor William Palmer.

In outline, Staffordshire looks not unlike the profile of a man giving Leicestershire a big kiss. The man’s forehead is arguably the best region for hillwalking, as it comprises a significant chunk of the Peak District. This area is characterised by lofty moors, deep dales and tremendous views of both. Further south are the six sprawling towns that make up Stoke-on-Trent, which historically have had such an impact on Staffordshire’s fortunes, not to mention its culture and countryside. This is pottery country, formerly at the forefront of the Industrial Revolution and the driving force behind a network of canals that still criss-cross the county.

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