Spring at Claremont Landscape Garden
Take time out to enjoy the refreshing sights of spring, when Claremont is at its loveliest. Spring offers the chance to stroll through corridors of rhododendrons, feed tiny goslings, and make the most of the longer days in this historic royal pleasure ground.
Trees and plants
Swathes of daffodils first herald the new season, with camellias, cherries, azaleas and rhododendrons soon following suit. Seen an interesting tree on your stroll? Join a Tuesday Tree Walk to discover more about it and our surprisingly varied collection of trees as they don their first leaves. You'll be surprised to learn just how many species there are in our 49 acres.
Claremont is home to an array of birds and mammals, from ducks raising new families to moles and badgers burrowing through the landscape unseen. On a springtime walk, listen out for the sounds of woodpeckers and thrushes, and keep your eyes open for shyer visitors such as kingfishers and roe deer.
The great grass amphitheatre reopens in spring after a season's rest and a lot of gardeners' TLC. Enjoy a picnic on the slopes and take in the views, still fit for royalty after 300 years.
Help us look after this special place
You can help us look after this historic garden and its wildlife by resisting the temptation to roll down the amphitheatre, feeding birds frozen peas instead of bread, and leaving flowers to grow undisturbed. Thank you - it's only because of your support that we're able to keep the beauty of Claremont alive.
Or if you've got some more time to spare, why not volunteer with us?