Trentham Dawn

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Trentham Dawn by Carole Drake

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Photographer: Carole Drake (see profile)
Competition: Competition 8
Category: Beautiful Gardens
Location: Trentham Garden, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, England, United Kingdom


The Italian Garden at Trentham, Staffordshire where Sir Charles Barry's nineteenth century ground plan has been reinvigorated by Tom Stuart Smith's twenty-first century planting scheme. It was late November and I had hoped for a frosty morning though there was only a very light dusting and just about fifteen minutes of gorgeous light before the sun ascended behind a motionless expanse of cloud. I wanted to give the sense of this wonderful formal garden within the wider, naturalistic parkland setting. It was my first visit to Trentham - I had liaised with the management company to arrange early access.


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