On the same day we visited the Monkey Forest we headed next door to Trentham Gardens. Examining a map beforehand we decided to walk around the mile long Trentham Lake, designed by Capability Brown, stopping off to also visit the ruins of Trentham Hall and the Italian Gardens.
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As per my previous two posts I recently(ish) visited Croome Court near Worcester – you can read those posts here and here. Now a National Trust property, the Court has had an interesting history; from being the home of the Coventry family since the 16th century (though this version of the house was built in the 18th century), to a school, to having been requisitioned by the RAF for an airfield, and for use as a hotel.
As part of my recent visit to Croome Court, after visiting the church, we next took a walk around the Park. This was Capability Brown’s very first landscaped gardens and though much of it had been left overgrown, in part due to changes of ownership the Court has undergone over the years, the National Trust has been working hard to restore it to its former glory.