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blank tabLOSELEY PARKStately Homes & Gardens
Guildford, Surrey, GU3 1HS
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There is a surprising amount to see and do at Loseley Park. For those with an interest in history, the House, which is the More-Molyneux family's home, is an absolute delight to tour and has a very friendly 'lived-in' feel.

The house is filled with wonderful paintings, furniture and panelling.

The walled garden, apart from looking stunning through the season contains many features which add to the interest of keen gardeners and armchair gardeners alike.

Other points of interest include the Lake Walk, picnic and play areas, the Courtyard Tearoom and the Loseley Gift Shop. Please visit our website for opening times and the latest prices.
Tel: 01483 304440    Fax: 01483 302036
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Hampton Court Palace

East Molesley, Surrey, KT8 9AU
Tel: 0844 482 7777     E-mail:


The flamboyant Henry VIII is most associated with this majestic palace, which he extended and developed after acquiring it in the 1520's. Its many royal occupants have ensured the palace has fabulous furnishings, tapestries and paintings. It is set in 60 acres of formal gardens, which include the famous maze and the Great Vine.

How to get there:

Car: From the M25 take either exit 10 and the A307, or exit 12 and the A308. From central London take the A3 to the Hook underpass and then the A309. Parking is available on site.
Train: South West Trains, 30 minutes direct from London Waterloo
River: From Richmond or Kingston via Turk Launches (Apr to mid-Sept) Tel 0208 546 2434
From Westminster with Westminster Passenger Cruises (Apr-Sep) Tel 020 7930 2062
Bus: From Kingston, Numbers 111, 216, 411, 416, 451, 461, 513, and 726.

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Kew Palace and Queen Charlotte's Cottage

Royal Botanical Gardens, Kew, Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3AB
Tel: 0844 482 7777     E-mail:


The most intimate of the five royal palaces, Kew was built as a private house but became a royal residence between 1728 and 1818.

Both the palace and the nearby Queen Charlotte's cottage, built in 1770, are most closely associated with King George III and his family.

Please note the entry price for Kew Gardens does not include entry into Kew Palace.

How to get there: The palace is situated in Kew Gardens, with the closest entrance to the palace via the main gates.

Underground: Kew Gardens station
Trains: Silverlink Metro Trains to Kew Gardens station
South West Trains to Kew Bridge station
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Winkworth Arboretum

Hascombe Road, Nr Godalming, Surrey, GU8 4AD
Tel: 01483 208477     E-mail:

Maori Carving Clandon Park
 - Photo: Colin Smith CCL


Tranquil hillside woodland with sweeping views.

Established in the 20th century, this hillside arboretum now contains over 1000 different shrubs and trees, many of them rare.

The most impressive displays are in spring with magnolias, bluebells and azaleas, and in autumn for stunning colours.

There are one lake and wildlife in abundance.

Discount National Trust Membership

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Clandon Park

West Clandon, Guildford, GU4 7RQ
Tel: 01483 222482    01483 224912 (Weddings/Functions)    01483 225971 (Infoline)
01483 211412 (Shop)    01483 222502 (Restaurant)     Fax: 01483 223479

Clandon House Photo © Colin Smith
Clandon House -
Photo: Colin Smith CCL


Grand 18th-century Palladian mansion. Built c.1730 by the Venetian architect Giacomo Leoni, Clandon is notable for its magnificent two-storied Marble Hall.



The house is filled with the superb collection of 18th-century furniture, porcelain, textiles and carpets acquired in the 1920's by the connoisseur Mrs David Gubbay, and also contains the Ivo Forde Meissen collection of Italian comedy figures and a series of Mortlake tapestries.



The attractive gardens contain a parterre, grotto, sunken Dutch garden and a Maori meeting house with a fascinating history.



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Claremont Landscape Garden

Portsmouth Road, Esher, Surrey, KT10 9JG
Tel: 01372 467806    Fax: 01372 464394

Belvedere Claremont Landscape Garden Photo © Andy Potter
Belvedere Claremont Landscape Garden
- Photo: Andy Potter CCL


One of the first and finest gardens of the English Landscape style.

Claremont's creation and development involved some of the great names in garden history, including Sir John Vanbrugh, Charles Bridgeman, William Kent and Capability Brown.

The first gardens were begun c.1715 and later the delights of Claremont were famed throughout Europe.

Since 1975 the Trust has been restoring this layout.

The many features include a lake, island with pavilion, grotto, turf amphitheatre, viewpoints and vistas.

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Hatchlands Park

East Clandon, Guildford, Surrey, GU4 7RT
Tel: 01483 222482    Fax: 01483 223176

Formal Garden Hatchlands Photo © Colin Smith
Formal Garden
Hatchlands - Photo:
Colin Smith CCL


18th-century mansion with Adam interiors and collection of keyboard instruments.


Built in the 1750s for Admiral Boscawen, hero of the Battle of Louisburg, Hatchlands is set in a beautiful 170ha (430 acre) Repton park, offering a variety of waymarked walks.


The house contains the earliest recorded decorations in an English country house by Robert Adam, whose ceilings here appropriately feature nautical motifs.


On display is the Cobbe Collection, the world's largest group of keyboard instruments associated with famous composers such as Purcell, J. C. Bach, Chopin, Mahler and Elgar.


There is also a small garden by Gertrude Jekyll, flowering from late May to early July and a stunning bluebell wood in May.

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Oakhurst Cottage

Hambledon, Nr Godalming, Surrey, GU8 4HF
Tel: 01798 342207    E-mail:

Oakhurst Cottage Photo © Humphrey Bolton
Oakhurst Cottage - Photo:
Humphrey Bolton CCL


A small 16th century timber-framed cottage restored and furnished as a simple labourer's dwelling.

There is a delightful garden containing typical Victorian plants.

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Polesden Lacey

Great Bookham, Dorking, Surrey, RH5 6BD
Tel: 01372 452048    Fax: 01372 452023

Polesden Lacey Photo © Colin Smith
Polesden Lacey
- Photo: Colin Smith CCL


House with opulent Edwardian interiors, set in beautiful downland countryside.

In an exceptional setting on the North Downs this Regency house was extensively remodelled in 1906–9 by the Hon. Mrs Ronald Greville, a well-known Edwardian hostess.

Her collection of fine paintings, furniture, porcelain and silver is displayed in the reception rooms and galleries, as it was at the time of her celebrated house parties. There are extensive grounds, a walled rose garden, lawns and landscape walks through part of the 560ha (1400 acre) estate, including over the Home Farm.

The future King George VI and Queen Elizabeth spent part of their honeymoon here in 1923.

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Foliage Scented & Herb Plants

Ranmore Common, Crocknorth Road, Surrey, RH5 6SX
Tel: 01483 282273    Fax: 01483 282273

Specialist grower of over 300 herbs. Scented geraniums and scented shrubs. Display herb gardens. Garden talks combined with refreshments can be arranged. Please contact for opening times.

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Ham House

Ham, Richmond Upon Thames, Surrey, TW10 7RS
Tel: 020 8940 1950    Fax: 020 8332 6903

Outstanding Stuart house famous for its lavish interiors and spectacular collections of fine furniture, textiles & paintings. 17th century formal gardens. 18th century dairy.

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The Homewood

Portsmouth Road, Esher, KT10 9JL
Tel: 01372 471144    Fax: 01372 464394

20th-century Modernist house and garden. The house and landscape garden, designed by architect Patrick Gwynne, reflect the style and ethos of the Modern Movement.

Discount National Trust Membership

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Painshill Park

Portsmouth Road, Cobham, Surrey, KT11 1JE
Tel: 01932 868 113     E-mail:

Painshill Park is a unique award winning restoration of England's Georgian Heritage. Within its 160 acres, its Hamilton landscapes are a work of art enriched by the buildings and waters, trees and shrubberies that help define the subtle and surprising vistas. Painshill Park is a jewel of English culture, a source of peace and inspiration, the work of an English gentleman in all its quiet charm.

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Royal Botanic Gardens Kew

Richmond, Surrey, TW9 3AB
Tel: 020 8332 5655    Fax: 020 8332 5610

Kew Gardens World Heritage site is paradise throughout the seasons. Seven magnificent glasshouses display plants from the world's deserts, mountains and oceans. Discover inspiration at every step.

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Royal Horticultural Society Garden Wisley

Woking, Surrey, GU23 6QB
Tel: 01483 224234     Web:

Beautiful garden, Alpines, herbaceous borders, fruit field, arboretum, rock garden, rhododendrons, lakes, glasshouses. Cafe and restaurant, plant centre and shop. On A3, junction 10 of the M25.

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Savill Garden - Windsor Great Park

Wick Lane, Englefield Green, Egham, Surrey, TW20 0UU
Tel: 01753 847518     E-mail:

World renowned 35 acre woodland garden within Windsor Great Park created in 1932 by Sir Eric Savill. Spectacular Spring displays of camellias, magnolias, rhododendrons and azaleas; formal rose gardens and herbaceous borders for Summer; fiery colours for Autumn and misty vistas for Winter. The unique temperate house, opened in 1995, shelters frost-tender plants and is "apiece of woodland under glass". A new garden within The Garden has been created, opened by Her Majesty The Queen. The theme of this new garden is soft and peaceful; a Summer garden with hard landscaping. Excellent restaurant, planteria and gift shop. Open year round, except Christmas Day and Boxing Day.

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