Last week we finally went to Biddulph Grange, a garden I was looking forward to visiting before coming to England. Under management of the National Trust, this Victorian Garden (19th Century) is known for it’s dramatic interpretations of areas around the world. The garden was designed and owned by James Bateman, a passionate gardener who served on the Royal Horticultural Society’s Plant Exploration Committee. Many of the plants found in Biddulph Grange are exotic plants which would be considered rare during the Victorian period, such as Hostas, Japanese Acuba, and Japanese Maple.
What’s wonderful about Biddulph Grange is that each part of the garden is hidden by yew hedges or dense plantings, which allows each area to be a true surprise when you exit one of the tunnels that serves as a transition for each area.