Summer at Claremont Landscape Garden

Claremont Landscape Garden, Surrey

With its grand old trees, sparkling water and half-hidden follies, it's easy to see why Claremont's listed landscape was renowned throughout Europe in the eighteenth century. We've put together a list of the season's highlights so you can make the most of the summer in this historic royal estate.


Claremont Landscape Garden, Surrey

Lakeside strolls

Take an easy walk around Claremont's serpentine lake, now sparkling after recent conservation work to remove an invasive weed. Accessible (though slightly bumpy) for wheelchairs and pushchairs, it's perfect for a short, leisurely amble by the water. You might even spot a black swan or Egyptian goose.

Claremont Landscape Garden, Surrey

Guided walks 

Love gnarly old trees? Fascinated by royal history? Want to learn more about Claremont's renowned former residents? Join a guided walk this summer and get to know the garden in depth.

Visitors exploring Claremont Landscape Garden in Surrey

Family events and activities 

With children's trails running all summer, an outdoor performance of Wind in the Willows and a whole week dedicated to little princes and princesses, Claremont is the perfect venue for an outdoor adventures with the family.

Close up of trumpet horn reflecting Polesden Lacey

Jazz afternoon 

On Sunday 2 July, enjoy a lazy afternoon on the terrace listening to free summery jazz from the FB Pocket Orchestra.

Claremont Landscape Garden, Surrey

Island open day 

On Sunday 9 July, take this once-a-year opportunity to see the garden from a completely new perspective as you boat across to Belisle, the Duke of Newcastle's private island retreat.

Claremont Landscape Garden, Surrey

Open-air theatre 

There's nothing quite like watching a play outdoors on a summer's evening. This year, from 22-23 July, enjoy performances of The Wind in the Willows and Shakespeare's A Comedy of Errors. N.B. Please book your ticket in advance at the kiosk at Claremont.

A family picnicking by the lake at Claremont Landscape Garden, Surrey

Facilities for families

There are bicycle locks, puncture repair kits and cycle pumps available from the kiosk. From here you can also borrow umbrellas for kids and adults, picnic blankets, and wheelchairs (please call in advance to reserve). Baby-changing facilities are available in the toilet block outside the pay barrier, and you're welcome to breastfeed. A buggy- and wheelchair-friendly path takes you around the circumference of the lake, and there are covered seats and benches throughout the garden.