Biddulph Grange Gardens

Fashion, Lifestyle | June 6, 2017

UNIQUE GARDENS IN ENGLAND

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First of all I feel I owe you an apology. I haven’t been posting the way you’re used to these past weeks and I’m quite annoyed by that myself. Our very slow internet here is to blame which leads to the fact that I’m not able to stick to the normal schedule. The upload speed here is ridiculous so we ordered a fast internet a while ago but sadly BT let us down yesterday and postponed the date to mid June. You probably get that this drives me crazy especially because I currently need about 5 times as long to finish a blog post but there’s nothing I can do for the time being. I just hope everything goes back to normal as quickly as possible because I want to publish posts 3 times a week as I did before.unique gardens in england

 
 

And now I’m calling all garden lovers and also those who want to become passionate about gardens: You haven’t heard about Biddulph Grange Gardens yet? Then this has to change! And if there are people out there who say that all gardens look the same, well, you couldn’t be more wrong.unique gardens in england

 
 

Biddulph Grange belongs to the National Trust and somehow I have the impression that so many don’t have this garden on their radar. Although it’s supposed to be one of England’s absolute gems. Once we got there I could totally see why. This Victorian garden is done like terraces which only makes it more beautiful and mysterious. The ‘Dahlia Walk’ is so incredibly enchanting even though we have to wait a little longer for the dahlias to be in full bloom. And then look at the topiary (photo 3). It’s amazing and done with so much love and passion.unique gardens in england

 
 

The garden is divided into different areas and at times we had the impression we were right in the middle of Egypt or China. In ‘Egypt’ you find sphinx statues (there’s even a little tunnel) and of course I felt at home there. If you’re planning on going now, just take into consideration that there’s scaffolding on the houses in the themed areas. That’s the reason we don’t show them here because it doesn’t look nice but maintenance is crucial to keep it all in the best condition possible.
 
 

The house itself isn’t open to the public as there are people living inside. It merely has a shop, a little exhibition and a tearoom in the lower levels. Until the 60s the house served as a children’s hospital and up until 1991 Biddulph Grange was an orthopaedic hospital. James Bateman bought the mansion in 1840 and because he and his wife were so passionate about plants, they planned the garden together with their artist friend Edward William Coke to turn it into what it is today: A dream!

 

My outfit:

Jigsaw Striped Shirt (love this and this one too), East Polka Dot Skirt (love the capri pants as well), Pier One Ballet Flats (old; similar style here and here), Ray Ban Wayfarer Sunglasses, Grafea Satchel (old; love this and this one as well)
 
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Jigsaw Striped Shirt (love this and this one too), East Polka Dot Skirt (love the capri pants as well), Pier One Ballet Flats (old; similar style here and here), Ray Ban Wayfarer Sunglasses, Grafea Satchel (old; love this and this one as well)

Comments

Ruth Mortimer

I hope your internet problems will get resolved soon Kirsten – most annoying. I enjoyed your post. These are fabulous gardens; they are beautifully groomed. You look lovely in that colour – deep apricot. You blend well in these photos. Ruth xx

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thelifbissue43

I hope so too Ruth, thank you. It’s freaking me out especially because I need the internet for all my work, argh. Terrible. The gardens are amazing, I’m always so fascinated by all the topiary.

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Nancy

I love the English Gardens. You really should visit Hever castle Gardens and Arundel Castle gardens!

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thelifbissue43

They are special, aren’t they? Yes, they are all on my list, thank you Nancy (my list is far too long I guess 🙂

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