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Claremont Landscape Garden

Portsmouth Road
Esher
Surrey
KT10 9JG

51.3561,-0.37794

Opening Times

April to October - 01/01/17 to 31/12/17
  • Monday 10:00 - 18:00
  • Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
  • Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
  • Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
  • Friday 10:00 - 18:00
  • Saturday 10:00 - 18:00
  • Sunday 10:00 - 18:00
  • Bank Holiday Open
November to March - 01/01/17 to 31/12/17
  • Monday 10:00 - 16:00
  • Tuesday 10:00 - 16:00
  • Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00
  • Thursday 10:00 - 16:00
  • Friday 10:00 - 16:00
  • Saturday 10:00 - 16:00
  • Sunday 10:00 - 16:00
  • Bank Holiday Open

About

Step back in time and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of a masterpiece of an 18th century landscape garden. Garden enthusiasts will recognise some of the famous names in garden history that were involved in Claremont's development - Sir John Vanbrugh, Charles Bridgeman, William Kent and 'Capability' Brown.

At the centre of the garden is a serpentine lake, home to a variety of waterfowl and overlooked by a grass ampitheatre and grotto. There are many hidden features to enjoy as well as the wider garden walks and a children's play area.

The 49 acre garden offers a fantastic experience for all ages that has been enjoyed by many generations.

School Groups

An eighteenth-century landscape garden restored and cared for by the National Trust, Claremont is an ideal destination for half-day school visits. The Grade-I listed estate offers a perfect opportunity to get stuck into real-life history in an outdoor setting, counting amongst its former owners Clive of India, Princess Charlotte Augusta and Queen Victoria.  Children can also enjoy playing in the fresh air with the natural play area, den-building, and playground inspired by Claremont’s own landscape features. A walk around the Capability Brown-designed lake takes just 20 minutes, incorporating some of the garden’s key features including large grass amphitheatre, grotto and island folly, while the remainder of the 49-acre estate provides plenty of opportunities to explore. The Thatched Cottage offers Georgian games and costumes, and children can have fun trying to find the bear, boar and peacock statues hidden in the garden. Facilities include disabled toilets, baby changing, and a café serving hot and cold food with inside seating and an outdoor terrace.

Call 01372 467806 or email claremont@nationaltrust.org.uk. Please let them know in advance if you are an Education Group member.