Chinese Bridge at Biddulph Grange Gardens
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What I did on my day off

I visited Biddulph Grange Garden, a National Trust Property in Staffordshire. As visits go it wasn’t a huge success. The sky was solid cloud that hammered the light flat, meaning there was no real light and shade for photographs. They all came out awful, except this one which merely came out bad. I converted it to black and white and coloured the highlights. Despite that, and the masses of people that also went there on Easter Sunday I thought the garden looked good. It’s a bit early in the season for the garden to be at its best, but on a summer’s day with fewer people this would be a terrific place to visit.

Chinese Bridge at Biddulph Grange Garden
The Chinese Bridge at Biddulph Grange Garden.

The landscape and the planting is extrenely sculpted, which kills any idea of the gardens being nature, but that doesn’t stop them from being works of art. The China area is in need of replanting following restoration, but that looks like it will be stunning in time.

Alun Salt

Alun (he/him) is the Producer for Botany One. It's his job to keep the server running. He's not a botanist, but started running into them on a regular basis while working on writing modules for an Interdisciplinary Science course and, later, helping teach mathematics to Biologists. His degrees are in archaeology and ancient history.

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