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Petals, Poppies and Porcelain
In this tour of Petals, Poppies and Porcelain we visit two of Staffordshire’s most popular attractions – World of Wedgwood and Trentham Gardens. At Wedgewood we will learn about this quintessential English brand through V&A museum collection and self-guided factory tour. At the Trentham Estate we can stroll around the award-winning gardens, or indulge in some retail therapy in the attractive timber lodge shopping village and Garden Centre. We also pay a visit to the National Arboretum. Home to hundreds of thought-provoking memorials, this large site also has a chapel and a group friendly visitor centre.
Dates throughout 2022 & 2023
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World of Wedgwood and Trentham Gardens
Today we visit the award-winning World of Wedgwood, a unique visitor experience celebrating the very best of British industrial and design heritage. A one-hour guided factory tour reveals the processes behind quality ceramic production followed by free time to visit the Wedgwood Museum that traces more than 250 years of ground-breaking design and production and Josiah Wedgwood’s lasting influence on industry and society. Two miles away, Trentham Gardens boasts Italian gardens and lakeside walks. Relax in the Italian Garden Tearoom before visiting the attractive shopping village with more than 60 shops, and, of course, the extensive garden centre.
National Memorial Arboretum and return home
The next morning we travel to National Memorial Arboretum. This 150-acre site is home to over 330 thought-provoking memorials covering both military and civilian associations, along with tributes for individuals. It is also home to a variety of trees, ﬂora and fauna making it a haven for nature lovers to enjoy. Whilst here take a trip on our covered land train and enjoy the running commentary as you explore the lush gardens of the Arboretum and the symbolism, design and fascinating stories behind many of the memorials.
You may wish to join in the Act of Remembrance, at 11am in the Millennium Chapel, including a short service and two minutes’ silence, followed by an introduction to the history and grounds (limited seating available).
Doubletree by Hilton Stoke on Trent ****
Jurys Inn East Midlands ***
Holiday Inn Stoke on Trent ****
Hilton Garden Inn, Stoke on Trent ****
|Dates||4 days / 3 nights|
|2022 dates||From £195.00 per person|
|2023 dates||From £215.00 per person|
Single room supplement available upon request.