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Biddulph Grange Garden to appear in BBC 4 series British Gardens in Time

By Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: April 15, 2014

Biddulph Grange Garden.

Biddulph Grange Garden.

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BIDDULPH Grange Garden in Staffordshire is set to feature in a new BBC 4 series uncovering the rich social and horticultural history of four British heritage landscapes this month.

British Gardens in Time, explores the National Trust attraction as a superb example of a Victorian garden.

Filming began last February and ran for nine months, documenting the garden throughout the differing seasons.

Viewers will discover how the garden was created by James Bateman as a global journey from Italy to the pyramids of Egypt, and from a Victorian vision of China to a re-creation of a Himalayan glen.

Garden Manager Paul Walton who appears in the episode, due to be aired on April 22, said: "It's certainly testament to the hard work the National Trust has put in in conserving the garden over the past 26 years.

"The team here all know what a fabulous garden Biddulph Grange is and we are really pleased that the garden can be shared with a wider audience."

The series also features two other Trust gardens; the grand Georgian landscape at Stowe in Buckinghamshire and the romantic turn-of-the-century Nymans in West Sussex; as well as privately owned garden Great Dixter.

With expert contributions from garden designer Chris Beardshaw, historian Andrea Wulf and National Trust Head Gardener Alan Power, the series will tak e a detailed look at these iconic gardens created during four very different eras.

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