Many gardens, parks, cafés, coast and countryside sites and some houses are open for you to explore in the South East. When planning your visit, please follow government guidance and travel restrictions.
Houses and other indoor areas remain closed and cafés are offering a restricted takeaway service. Please use the website to book your visit, and to check opening times and facilities before visiting us for a local walk.
From clouds of delicate blossom to carpets of bluebells, spring is here in our gardens across Surrey. Don’t miss spring's highlights, we have all the top spots here including Polesden Lacey, Winkworth Arboretum and Claremont Landscape Garden.
If you’re in need of a leg-stretch this spring, you’ll find no shortage of trails in Surrey. Our downloadable walks are easy to follow with step-by-step directions starting from Polesden Lacey, Hindhead Commons and Winkworth Arboretum. Every step you take helps us care for these special places for years to come.
Little Wix Wood at Hatchland Park is one of the finest bluebell woods in Surrey. This quiet patch of ancient woodland was first recorded in the Chertsey Chronicles during the 13th century. Take the Wix Woods Walk, following the blue way-marker posts, to get there.
Swathes of bluebells carpet the hillside floor at Winkworth Arboretum in purple. Followed by rhododendrons in late spring, with their bright shades. Enjoy hot and cold takeaway drinks and snacks from the cafe and have a well-earned sit down while the kids explore the Tree Adventure play area.
The parkland, garden and courtyard at Hatchlands are open for you to enjoy. The estate is perfect for walks, taking you past peaceful ponds, through pastures and woodlands, with plenty of wildlife to spot on the way. After a long, grey winter what could be better than embracing the changing seasons with a walk through springtime splendour.
Enjoy a succession of spring blooms in the gardens at Polesden Lacey, from heritage daffodils on the banks, to clematis climbing the walls in the double herbaceous border. Fragrant lilac, perfect peony borders and arresting alliums come into bloom as spring turns to summer. The views from the south lawn are glorious in the spring light and there are plenty of walks to try on the wider estate.
Spot colourful camellias in bloom, along the Camellia Terrace, at Claremont Landscape Garden. Some of which were originally planted by Prince Leopold, husband of Princess Charlotte. Baby wildfowl wobble along the paths and woodpeckers and thrushes can be heard singing noisily throughout the garden. Later, bluebells emerge too in areas of dappled shade. Refresh yourself after your walk with hot and cold takeaway drinks and snacks from the Cube kiosk and watch your little ones blow off some steam in the natural play area Badgers Basecamp.