Biddulph Grange in Staffordshire takes the lead role this evening in episode three of BBC Four’s British Gardens in Time.
General Manager, Paul Walton said: “We weren’t sure what to expect when the film crew first arrived, although the sense of anticipation was huge! Needless to say, all staff and volunteers have had an amazing time over the last 12 months.
“The filming began at the very beginning of 2013 on a freezing cold, frosty morning with Stourhead’s Alan Power who’d come to see our collection of mature trees. It was lovely to see his enthusiasm and love of trees spill over as he walked through the Pinetum – especially when he couldn’t help hugging a Monkey Puzzle!
“As the year flew by, the film crew kept returning for more seasonal highlights and the garden team looked forwards to their visits – we learnt so much from the various experts who saw the garden through new eyes.
“The most amazing seasonal transformation was the Dahlia Walk – from empty beds, followed by multitudes of spring bulbs, then rows of stakes supporting the new plants and finally the full-blown masses of flowers in the summer.
“They also captured the creation of a new area in the garden – the Glen High Walk with its new bridge and planting of hundreds of different ferns.”