Christmas 2019 at Claremont Landscape Garden

Beautiful winter vistas and sparkling lights make Claremont a very special place to visit at this time of year. Take a break from the hectic high street and spend an atmospheric afternoon recharging yourself in this historic royal landscape. Whether you're looking for a calming wintery walk or a festive filled family day out this Christmas, Claremont is just the place to be. 

Winter walks

The tranquil retreat of Claremont is a wonderful place to relax at any time of year, but when winter arrives, the garden undergoes a magical transformation. As the leaves thin, the low winter sun opens up views across the pleasure grounds, creating the perfect picturesque landscape to get you into the seasonal spirit. 

Claremont is open every day except Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, so it’s an ideal place  to walk off the excesses of the holidays. Enjoy a gentle stroll around the lake, or if you’re feeling more energetic (or want the children to run off steam), head up the hill and take in the full experience of the landscape from the top of the grass amphitheatre.

The turf amphitheatre at Claremont Landscape Garden in Surrey covered in snow
Dog walking at Ashridge Herts in winter

Festive four legged friends

Dogs are allowed in the gardens at Claremont throughout the winter, from October, until April. It's the ideal place for a winter dog walk, especially as you can bring your dog into the tea-room afterwards for a well earned rest whilst you relax with a cup of coffee and a mince pie.
Bring them to our special Winter Walkies event on Saturday 21 December from 10.15-11.15am. There’ll be a prize for the best canine Christmas costume and you can treat your dog to a free sausage from our café afterwards!

A festive wreath

Deck the halls

Try something new this Christmas with out Wreath Making workshop. Create a beautiful decoration for your front door using natural materials gathered locally at Winkworth Arboretum. And we're inviting our visitors to decorate Claremont's Christmas tree with a Christmas wish. Draw a festive design, share your hopes for 2020, or remember someone who can’t be with you.

Festive food and the perfect present

Planning your visit

  • We're open 363 days per year, closing on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day and reopening on Boxing Day
  • The gates open at 10am and close at 4pm, with last entry at 3.30pm
  • There is a children's play area for younger children located near the tea-room and Badger's Basecamp den building area for older children located on The Mound. The Thatched Cottage will be decorated for Christmas. 
  • Pushchairs are admitted, but please don't bring your scooter or bike into the garden
  • There is a level pathway around the lake but other paths are very steep. Visitors can borrow an all-terrain Mountain Trike wheelchair (pre-booking advisable/£10 deposit or NT membership card required)
  • The cafe will be on hand serving hot lunches, soup, hot drinks and festive treats. We have a shop area in the cafe too so you can stock up on last minute gifts!

Every visit helps us protect and conserve Claremont Landscape Garden for the future, so throw on your coats and scarves and discover a great place to visit on your doorstep this winter.