2 Botanical Gardens to explore in Staffordshire
Staffordshire is a landlocked county in the West Midlands of England. It borders Cheshire to the north west, Derbyshire and Leicestershire to the east, Warwickshire to the southeast, the West Midlands County and Worcestershire to the south, and Shropshire to the west.
Stapenhill Gardens is a very popular local park, consisting of formal gardens, open grassland and woodland plus a popular play area. Its main feature is a giant artificial swan with all flowers planted in it. The site is mostly woodland, lawns, wild meadows and formal flower beds with trees and shrubberies. Its arboretum is near St Peter's Church and riverside steps lead to a swan feeding area.
Weston Park is a historic house and garden located on the Staffordshire and Shropshire border. The 40-hectare park has a wading pool, beach, miniature train, and cycle track. Other facilities include a playground with a climbing net and swings, picnic tables, electric barbeques, public toilets, an adventure playground, a miniature train, and a fixed orienteering course. It is now in the care of the trustees of the Weston Park Foundation. The house retains its art collection with over 30,000 ob