Claremont Landscape Garden

Steeped in nearly 300 years of history, this eighteen-century garden is a green oasis in the heart of Surrey within easy reach of London. Once a Dukes’ retreat and a playground for princesses, Claremont has always been somewhere to escape everyday life and enjoy simple pleasures with family and friends.Many of the great names in garden history played a part in the creation and development of the estate. Over the years Sir John Vanbrugh, Charles Bridgeman, William Kent and ‘Capability’ Brown all put their own distinctive stamp on the pleasure grounds, which were part of the foremost royal residence in the country.Today there are still many unique and unexpected features to discover, including the large turf amphitheatre, serpentine lake, grotto, Camellia Terrace and Belvedere Tower. Look out for the Thatched Cottage, a Victorian refuge filled with fun toys, games, picnic rugs and dressing up clothes.We always have something special to offer, from our changing seasonal views to our diverse programme of events for the whole family. Our children’s play area is a great place to run off steam, and no visit would be complete without sampling the tempting array of homemade cakes and light lunches in our café.Whatever your mood or whoever you’re with, make our garden your sanctuary.

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Events over the next 6 Months

Christmas Wish Tree, 1st December 2019, 10:00 to 15:00
Decorate our tree with a Christmas wish.

Wreath making workshop - SOLD OUT, 2nd December 2019, 10:30 to 13:00
Sorry, this event has now sold out.

Use local natural materials collected from Winkworth Arboretum to create a beautiful festive wreath ready for Christmas.

Ruby Robin and friends’ winter trail, 7th December 2019, 10:00 to 15:00
Come on a magical journey as you help Ruby the Robin find her friends around the garden on this heartwarming trail.

Father Christmas comes to Claremont, 7th December 2019, 10:30 to 15:30
Father Christmas has taken time out of his busy schedule to visit Claremont this Christmas and bookings for this very popular event open on WEDNESDAY 9TH OCTOBER. Please see important booking information below.

Mother Christmas Storytelling, 14th December 2019, 10:30 to 11:00
Join Mother Christmas for some classic festive storytelling.

Tuesday Tree Walk - Christmas Contours, 17th December 2019, 11:00 to 12:30
Join our expert tree guide Hilary for a guided walk around Claremont.

Winter walkies, 21st December 2019, 10:15 to 11:15
Bring your dog to Claremont for a festive walk.

Winter woollies trail, 26th December 2019, 10:00 to 15:00
Pull on your warm winter woollies and see
what you can find at Claremont as the
seasons change