Victorian Garden Ideas – Biddulph Grange

Biddulph Grange in Staffordshire is an amazing restored example of Victorian garden style. Victorian gardeners were keen to show off their wealth and status by acquiring exotic and new plants, building follies and monuments, or by creating drama with exotic themes and colours. We may have different ideas today about our outside spaces but here are a few ideas worth stealing….

  • Add another dimension to your garden with water – with reflections and the relaxing sound of moving water.
  • Create drama by using bold colours – at Biddulph you can see lots of verdant greenery with splashes of red planting, or painted structures.
  • Statues, Follies, Structures, for focal points or creating a journey around the garden. It doesn’t have to be formal or even very big. Stone is especially grounding and ages beautifully.
  • Create romance by allowing nature to creep in around the edges – use mosses & ivy and items with patina to help recreate a period feel.

Biddulph Grange is a National Trust property for more information see