Biddulph is a valley on the edge of Staffordshire. James Bateman lived at the southern end of this valley, in the 1800s, at Knypersley Hall, until he married and moved to what is now Biddulph Grange Gardens. Up until this point the Grange had been a farm, probably since the 1400s, some of the stonework from the farm buildings can be still be seen in the walls of the audio visual room.
The amazing Victorian garden was created by James Bateman for his collection of plants from around the world. A visit takes you on a global journey from Italy to the pyramids of Egypt, a Victorian vision of China and a re-creation of a Himalayan glen.
The garden is perhaps one of the most exciting and unusual gardens and features a stunning dahlia walk in late summer and the oldest surviving golden larch in Britain, brought from China in the 1850s.
Timings: Leave Leominster 8:00am., Hereford at 8:30am., Ross on Wye at 9:15am. With a stop along the way. We will depart at 4:30pm and travel back to Leominster 7:00pm, Hereford at 7:30pm and then Ross at 8:00pm.
Costs: Including travel costs National Trust Members £25.00 pp and non NT members is £32.00 pp.