Less natural in terms of materials are the 15 metallic Fairies dotted around the landscape, some of them in very unusual locations such as up a tree or dangling from wires. It certainly pays to look up as well as down when walking around these gardens.
One of the magical fairies to be found in the gardens
The aim of Trentham Estate is to create a lasting landscape legacy in the ground in the run up to 2016 with the first phase being to restore the connection between the upper west side of the lake and the 18th century parkland.
The site also boasts the more formal, but equally stunning Italian Gardens complete with fountains which were designed to be seen from Trentham Hall.
Although the building was sadly demolished more than a century ago after falling into ruin, visitors can still enjoy the historic view of the Italian Gardens courtesy of a wooden viewing platform built specially for the purpose.
There are plenty of other attractions for visitors of all ages to enjoy, from the colourful Floral Labyrinth and boat trips on the lake, to the wonderful array of shops just outside the entrance.
And for younger visitors, apart from hunting down the fairies they can also go on a barefoot walk, enjoy a miniature train ride, or have fun in the exciting adventure playground which offers children the chance to tackle the assault course, fly down the zip wire, or get lost in the hide and speak maze.
Just beautiful. I love a good garden story. Im inspired and will definitely come here on my planned trip to UK. Tell me when what time of year that field of flowers was blooming? Very different flowers than here in OZ. Congrats on the silver medal. X