Many of us have visited Wedgwood at Barlaston in the past but recent enhancements to the visitor experience and partnerships with the V&A and RHS make this an exciting time to re-visit. Our trip also includes an introduction to the Capability Brown Garden at Trentham.
Wedgwood and the RHS share the same roots, as it was Josiah Wedgwood who first came up with the idea of the RHS, suggesting a horticultural society in a letter to William Forsyth, George III’s head gardener.
The partnership includes the first ever Wedgwood garden to be revealed at the first RHS Chatsworth Flower Show in June 2017, with Wedgwood as headline partner. ‘Wonderlust’ , a new range will also be launched at a ‘tea pop up’ bar in the ‘Wedgwood Conservatory’ Display at Barlaston will show off these ideas and the new range.
At lunchtime you can choose to experience their award winning home cooked food on Wedgwood China, or bring a picnic.
Our trip continues at Trentham Gardens . At the centre of Trentham Gardens is the mile long, Capability Brown designed, Trentham Lake. Take the circular lakeside walk all the way round as it takes you aside the River Trent, by the bird hide, through the cascading weir and along atmospheric woodland trails, featuring vast NEW meadows by Nigel Dunnett and the team who were responsible for the stunning wildflower plantings at the Olympic Park or for a more leisurely afternoon, enjoy the beautifully prepared gardens. These celebrate the centenary of Capability Brown with schemes chosen for seasonal interest and environmental suitability.
What is included?
Coach travel, Tea and biscuits on arrival. Entrance to self guided factory tour to see hands on work and a chance to talk to the crafts people working there. Entrance to the V & A collection in the museum with experts on hand to answer questions.
A chance to see the specially created exhibits for the RHS shows this year. Access to two Wedgwood shopping areas, cafes, and grounds.
Coach travel to Trentham Gardens, including entrance fee to the grounds. There are opportunities to visit the shops and garden centre.
Leave Goostrey at 8.50am Holmes Chapel at 9.00am
Arrive at Barlaston 10am
Factory and museum tours from 10am – 1.15pm including lunchtime.
Depart for Trentham 1.30pm
Travel to Trentham Gardens for guided tour and free time to explore
Return to HC at 5.00pm
Cost of trip – £27
Date Tuesday 11 July 2017