The Secret Language of Trees

Discover the secrets of the woodlands at Polesden Lacey on this ranger-led tour. Taking place every Monday and Wednesday from 28 February until 27 April.

  • Booking essential
  • Admission applies

Unlocking some of Polesden Lacey's natural treasures, this fascinating tour focuses on the trees and woodlands. Discover amazing facts about these majestic plants as you breathe in the peace and tranquillity of a landscape that has changed little since Medieval times. It is also an opportunity to learn what goes into conserving the woodland to ensure it can be enjoyed by generations to come.

Please note that the tour is free but booking is essential and normal admission rates apply.

Prices

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Polesden Lacey

Prices

House and Gardens
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £15.40 £14.00
Child £7.70 £7.00
Family £38.50 £35.00
1 adult, 2 children £23.10 £21.00
Winter (when house is closed)
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...

The gardens, estate, shop, and cafe at Polesden Lacey are open all year. The house is open daily from 1 Mar - 30 Oct. See Opening Times for more information.

Child Tickets:
Please note that child tickets are for those aged between 5 and 17 years.  Under 5s can visit for free. 

Parking:
Members park for free. Please scan your membership card on the car park machine. Non-members: £2 up to and including 2 hours, £5 all day. 

The basics

Booking details
Call 0344 249 1895
Suitability
This event is most suited for adults.
Meeting point
Arrive at Visitor Reception at 10.45am to pick up your wooden token and then walk to the Bird Hide where the ranger will meet you to start the tour at 11.00am.
What to bring and wear
Sturdy footwear is essential as is suitable outdoor clothing to suit the weather conditions.
Accessibility
Not suitable for wheelchair users. A reasonable level of fitness will be required.
Other
Please allow time to walk from the car park to the Bird Hide (approximately 15 minutes). The tour will last approximately two hours. This event is most suited to adults and children over 10 years old. - There will be a maximum of 10 participants per session.

Contact Info

Name
Polesden Lacey
Email
polesdenlacey@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01372 452048

Upcoming events

Trust 10K run

Sun 23 Jan 2022
09:00-11:00
Join us on the fourth Sunday of the month for our free 10k trail run.

Monthly Ramblers Walk

Wed 26 Jan 2022
09:30-11:30
Come with friends or make some new ones on this invigorating social stroll around the Polesden Lacey countryside.

Silver Strollers Walking Group

Fri 04 Feb 2022
10:00-11:30
Join the Silver Strollers walking group for an easy walk with a few steady inclines, taking in some of the best views from Polesden Lacey.

Dog Walking Group

Tue 08 Feb 2022
09:30-11:30
Join the Dog Walking Group on an energetic walk around the estate with your canine friend on the second Tuesday of the month.

Photography Workshop

Fri 18 Feb 2022
10:00-16:00
Learn to take great photos with the help of our award-winning photographer. One-day workshops taking place on 14 Jan, 18 Feb, 11 Mar, 22 Apr, 20 May and 17 Jun.

The Secret Language of Trees

Mon 28 Feb 2022
10:45-13:00
Discover the secrets of the woodlands at Polesden Lacey on this ranger-led tour. Taking place every Monday and Wednesday from 28 February until 27 April.