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Everything's coming up roses

Explore Mrs Grevill’s famous edwardian rose garden.

To the west of the house, a former walled kitchen garden was transformed in Mrs Greville's time into a rose garden. The planting is mostly early 20th-century in style, with softly pastel coloured roses.

The pergolas support Edwardian rambling roses; the borders have shrub roses, climbing roses and box and lavender hedges.

The roses will be at their best in June, so please come up to see them then.

Latest news from the garden team...

An example of stumpery

An example of stumpery

We are currently planting out a new spring border in front of the holiday cottage and propagating over 900 plants that will be ready in the next few weeks. 

Plus we have six beautiful new tree ferns at the foot of the Rockery, and hope to create an exciting 'stumpery walk' in that part of the garden.  A 'stumpery walk' is made out of fallen trees, rooted trunk stumps, large pieces of bark or logs, which have been artistically arranged.  Apparently the Victorians were very fond of them.

Visit the chickens

Come and see our chickens between the cutting garden and the orchard while you're here.  They're always happy to have visitors.

Garden app

Our iPhone app will tell you some of the interesting stories about Polesden Lacey as it takes you around the gardens. Download it through iTunes before you visit.

Garden tours

Discover hidden gems such as the rock and sunken gardens

We run free garden tours every day at 11.30am, 12.45pm, 2pm and 3.15pm. Please note when planning your visit that all tours are subject to volunteer availability. 

Just ask about them at visitor reception.