Christmas at Claremont

Close-up of a christmas tree decorated with red baubles and warm white lights

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.

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 boasts an impressive turf amphitheatre overlooking the lake
The turf amphitheatre at Claremont Landscape Garden in Surrey covered in snow

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.

Pick up some seed from the kiosk for a warm welcome from the resident birds
A robin perched on a twig

After you’ve explored, warm up and revive yourself with the mouth-watering winter menu in the cosy Claremont café. Tuck into delicious seasonal treats, including our special gluten-free Christmas cake and mince pies. If you need to pick up a few last-minute stocking fillers, you’ll find a small range of gift ideas dotted around the café, and home-grown mistletoe is available at the kiosk for a £3 suggested donation.

Get into the spirit of Christmas with bunches of mistletoe
Mistletoe

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.