Meet a Polesden Gardener

A series of short talks run by Polesden's knowledgeable gardeners, each highlighting different points of interest around our wonderful garden through the seasons.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Each of the gardener's monthly talks will showcase a different plant that is looking wonderful at that time or year or perhaps a project they are working on in the gardens.

Wednesday 27 November: Clare Silver will give a talk on our new fruit cage and what soft fruits we’ll be growing in it for the kitchen next year.

Boxing Day: Carol Thorne will talk about Christmas plants found here at Polesden Lacey and some of the folklore behind them.


Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
View admission charges
Polesden Lacey


House and Gardens
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £16.50 £15.00
Child £8.40 £7.60
Family £41.80 £38.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £13.75
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £6.90

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00


*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

National Trust members and under 5s are free.

£1 restaurant voucher if arriving by public transport (present valid ticket at visitor reception). 

Parking for non-members: £2 up to and including 2 hours, £5 all day. 

The basics

Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
Meet the gardener by the wishing well in the centre of the rose garden.


Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
27 November 2019 12:00 - 12:15 Available
26 December 2019 12:00 - 12:15 Available

Contact Info

Polesden Lacey
Call 01372 452048

Upcoming events

Wellness Walk

Sun 17 Nov 2019
Take some precious time to yourself and get out on a fresh autumn walk. Reflect and recharge on our inspirational and uplifting self-led trail, guiding you to stunning viewpoints around our wider estate.

Join us for a magical Christmas

Sun 17 Nov 2019
This Christmas Polesden Lacey is transformed with all the sparkle of and gemstones beloved of its last owner, Mrs Greville.

Polesden Lacey's Christmas Artisan Fair

Sun 17 Nov 2019
Soak up the sights, smells and sounds of Christmas at our Christmas Artisan Fair.

Join us behind the scenes at Polesden Lacey

Mon 18 Nov 2019
This year we’re sharing the secrets that keep a country estate great, taking you beyond the scone.

Unseen Spaces Tours 2019

Mon 18 Nov 2019
We are continuing to work towards 'unlocking' more rooms in Polesden Lacey House, guest bedrooms, corridors, & the King's suite, for everyone to enjoy.

Trust10 10K runs

Sun 24 Nov 2019
Are you a regular runner looking for a challenge? Our 10k trail runs give you the opportunity to train for the next big event, or keep fit whilst enjoying the beautiful surroundings of some of our special places.