Sunday, 5 October 2014
Last of the summer sun, a visit to Biddulph Grange Gardens cared for by the National Trust UK, By David Keegan Garden Design
I have visited Biddulph gardens a couple of times now over the past year and it remains one of my favorite and inspiring gardens in the UK. One can only wonder at the the adventurous, daring, ingenuity of James Bateman in imaging the construct of this complex arrangement of rooms and expressions in landscape, all the more so give that the gardens are not merely confined to those contained, but venture far beyond into imagined Himalayan walkways, a boating lake, caves, tunnels, bridges and rivers. Playful, yet serious in execution, surely the most ambitious and accomplished of its kind anywhere in the world.