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.

Wed 31 July – Meet Carol to learn about rose folklore.

Wed 28 Aug - Meet Will to hear about the naturalistic planting scheme in Dairy Courtyard (Meet outside Reception for this one)

Wed 25 Sep – Meet Julia to learn more about our cut flower garden.


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 £15.00 £13.60
Child £7.60 £6.80
Family £38.00 £34.50
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £12.50
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £6.25
Late entry pricing
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £10.00 £9.00
Child £5.00 £4.50
Family £25.00 £22.50

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.

Late entry pricing: we offer a reduced entry price if you arrive during the last hour of house opening. 

£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
28 August 2019 11:00 - 12:15 Available
25 September 2019 12:00 - 12:15 Available
20 October 2019 12:00 - 12:15 Available
27 November 2019 12:00 - 12:15 Available

Contact Info

Polesden Lacey
Call 01372 452048

Upcoming events

Summer Holiday Craft Activities

Mon 19 Aug 2019
Come and enjoy our wonderful summer craft activities with a different craft on each of the six weeks of the summer holidays. Some of our old favourites will feature, such as kite making and flying and the ever popular snail racing.

Join us behind the scenes at Polesden Lacey

Mon 19 Aug 2019
This year we’re sharing the secrets that keep a country estate great, taking you beyond the scone.

Conservation in action (for families): help the house team

Mon 19 Aug 2019
We will be carrying out preventive conservation work on the metals, specifically brass, in front of visitors over the summer holidays. Come and lend a hand!

Unseen Spaces Tours 2019

Mon 19 Aug 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.

Conservation in Action: Summer Statue Scrub

Tue 20 Aug 2019
Find out about the conservation of our outdoor statues and even join in and see what it's like to be a 'Statue Scrubber'.

Unseen spaces garden tour

Tue 20 Aug 2019
Join a garden guide as they take you behind the scenes in this exclusive tour.