About 40 mins to the South of us, Biddulph Grange stands near the border of Staffordshire and Cheshire, quite close to The Cloud.
Landowner James Bateman developed the gardens at Biddulph Grange, on the Cheshire /Staffordshire border when he bought the house in 1840. He designed it with his friend Edward Cooke and used plants and ideas that he had gathered and had plant hunters and collectors ship plants back to England for him.
The gardens are landscaped in true Victorian style and have several themed areas including Italianate terraces, Egyptian and Chinese themed gardens. The house is privately owned but the gardens are owned by the National Trust who after decades of neglect, brought the gardens back to their Victorian beauty and elegance.
( The original house burned down in the 1890's and was rebuilt but kept the name Grange )
The photos are my own and taken by me.