Homes & Gardens

In the countryside surrounding the town of Guildford you will find plenty of stately homes, historic houses and immaculate gardens to explore

Guildford and the surrounding county is dotted with historic houses, stately homes and immaculate and stunning gardens to explore.  Here are some ideas The Glass House at RHS Wisley

  • Hatchlands Park  (National Trust).  Don't Miss: The Cobbe Collection of historic musical instruments; Marked walks to explore the woodland; bluebells in April/May; Wizard Wix's Willow Warren for children - Check our Events pages for events taking place at Hatchlands Park in the summer.
  • Winkworth Arboretum stunning colours of rhododendrons and in Autumn, the colours will rival New England.  Plenty of wildlife helping young and old learn more about nature.
  • Painshill Landscape Garden near Cobham, home to wildlife, lake, trails and follies - Don't miss the Crystal Grotto
  • National Trust's Polesden Lacey - where King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (The Queen Mother) spent their honeymoon.  Cafe, Gift shop and extensive grounds for walking.
  • RHS Wisley - the Royal Horticultural Society's flagship garden - great day out for all ages

For other ideas on places to visit, search our See and Do page

Most of these venues have a programme of events too.

For travelling with a group - visit the Groups pages

For details of getting here, public transport and parking go to our Plan Your Visit page

To make the most of your evening find places to eat and drink in Guildford and Surrey or maybe make it a big night out and stay in one of  hotels or B&Bs nearby.