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Remembering an occasion with a card or a hastily typed message is okay, but marking it with a spectacular bunch of flowers says so much more. If you have a friend or relative who lives in Staffordshire, Arena Flowers can help you select a beautiful bouquet, full of their favourite colours or flower varieties, and deliver it to their door.Read more
Whether you need a need an exuberant display for a wedding, a beautifully designed centrepiece for a dinner party or a hand-tied posy of mum’s favourites for Mother’s Day, Arena Flowers can help you make any occasion a special one.
The highlight of the horticulture calendar in Staffordshire is the Stafford Borough Horticultural Show, which takes place at the County Showground each year. The show attracts amateur gardeners and florists of all ages from all over the county and the competition determines, amongst other things, the best dahlias, gladioli and fuchsias in the region.
From the delicate Bee Orchid to the statuesque and spiky Teasel, a multitude of native wildflowers can be seen in the Staffordshire countryside. Some of the best places to see these flowers are nature reserves managed by the Staffordshire Wildlife Trust. Totalling 3,500 acres, these are dedicated to preserving the native plant and animal life of the county. Visit Ipstones Edge in late summer to see Staffordshire’s county flower, Calluna vulgaris (heather), blooming in profusion on the hillside.
If it’s more formal displays that interest you, pay a visit to one of Staffordshire’s many beautifully landscaped gardens. The Dorothy Clive Hillside Garden, created by Colonel Harry Clive in memory of his wife, includes azalea, daffodil and rose walks and a spring border display that includes 3,000 flowering bulbs.
Weston Park, situated on the Staffordshire/Shropshire border, is an awe-inspiring stately home set in 1,000 acres of parkland styled by Capability Brown.
Biddulph Grange Gardens dates back to the Victorian era and has been featured on BBC2’s Secret Gardens.
Winner of the Enjoy Staffordshire Tourism Gold Award 2013, the Trentham Estate features a beautiful Italian Garden, grand parterres, fountains, a trellis walkway and a David Austin Rose border. The estate grounds also feature garden design work from Tom Stuart Smith and Piet Oudolf, both of whom have won gold medals at the Chelsea Flower Show.
In 2013, Stoke on Trent City Council, in partnership with a prestigious landscaping company, took the silver medal at The Chelsea Flower Show with their Transformation Garden.
The garden captured the imagination of the public at large, but was particularly inspirational for the people of Staffordshire, many of whom were involved in making the handmade ceramic flowers that featured in the award winning design. The success of the Transformation Garden at the country’s most prestigious flower show fostered a greater pride in Stoke on Trent and in Staffordshire as a whole, proving just how much well-timed, well-placed flowers can really achieve.