Trains to Trentham Gardens

Directions to Trentham Gardens

Getting to Trentham Gardens is straightforward with several transport options available.

Arriving by train is one of the most convenient and eco-conscious ways. The nearest station to Trentham Gardens is Stoke-on-Trent. Once you step out of the station, you’ll be conveniently placed to quickly arrive at the Gardens.

From the station’s bus stop, you’ll want to take the 100 service towards Stone, Radford Street. After around 10 minutes, the bus will arrive at the Trentham Gardens Bus Stop. This is just a five-minute walk from Trentham Garden’s entrance.

If you prefer driving, Trentham Gardens offers free parking at two main car parks located near the Garden Centre and the Shopping Village. For electric vehicle users, there are charging points and Tesla Supercharger stations.

What to do at Trentham Gardens

Trentham Gardens offers a wide range of activities suitable for all ages.

Nature enthusiasts will enjoy the mile-long Capability Brown-designed Trentham Lake, perfect for a leisurely walk amidst beautiful scenery. There are also the Italian Gardens, revived by Chelsea Flower Show Gold medallist Tom Stuart-Smith. A stroll through here offers stunning seasonal displays of tulips, wisteria and perennial flowers.

For families and little ones, there’s also plenty to do. The Adventure Playground provides fun for children with its swings, slides and climbing walls. There’s also the Barefoot Walk, which challenges visitors to brave different textures like mud and pebbles.

And don’t miss the Fairy Trail, where you can spot whimsical fairy sculptures hidden throughout the gardens.

Animal lovers can explore the many nature and wildlife areas at Trentham Gardens. A series of initiatives have led to the reintroduction of beavers, a heronry and a variety of bird species to thrive. You’ll also want to look out for the Jacob and Herdwick sheep, Aberdeen Angus cattle and the wild Black Fallow Deer as you explore the grounds.

Also, across the year, Trentham Garden hosts events that add to its vibrant atmosphere. From the Trentham Summer Concerts to international music acts, it’s a venue that draws in a range of talent.

Lastly, you’ll want to finish your visit by popping into the many shops at Trentham Gardens. Visit Atelier Galleries for beautiful artwork or Barks & Co to treat your canine friends. For those with a sweet tooth, Cadwaladers offers delightful ice creams and cakes.

With so many unique retailers here, it’s easy to find one-of-a-kind gifts and items.

About Trentham Gardens

Trentham Gardens is a historic and beautifully restored garden in Staffordshire. It features contemporary designs by renowned landscapers like Tom Stuart-Smith and Piet Oudolf.

The gardens have received numerous accolades over the years. This includes the likes of the Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism Gold Award and the Countryfile Garden of the Year.

Originally laid out by Sir Charles Barry, the Italian Gardens were later revitalised to blend historical elements with modern plantings. The gardens also support significant rewilding projects, making Trentham feel like a nature reserve.

Ways to save on your train ticket to Trentham Gardens

Booking early can significantly reduce your train fare. By securing tickets 12 weeks in advance, you can save up to 70% off the ticket price.

Joining Club Avanti is another excellent way to save. Members get 10% off their next journey, plus rewards like free train tickets and discounts on food and beverages.

Using a Railcard can also help you save up to a third on rail travel. Popular options include the Family & Friends Railcard and the Senior Railcard, but there are Railcards for most individuals and groups.

Finally, book your tickets directly through the Avanti website or our app. This will avoid all booking fees and ensure you get the best prices.

Get the app

Booking your train to Trentham Gardens via the Avanti app ensures you find the cheapest tickets available. Enjoy spending more money on souvenirs and treats at the gardens.

The app offers a handy seat picker, multiple payment options and more. Download the app today and start saving on your journey to Trentham Gardens.

Getting to Stoke-on-Trent 

Ready for an amazing day exploring Trentham Gardens and Stoke-on-Trent? Plan your visit

Train Journey Planner

Stoke-on-Trent Station