Polesden Lacey's Rose Festival

Prepare to be tickled pink, white and yellow by the gorgeous blooms on show.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Our Rose Festival celebrates this beautiful flower in the gardens but also throughout the house, cafe and gift shop.

Sheltered in this walled garden, the shrub and bush roses will be in full flush, lighting up the beds with colour, and filling the air with scent.

There will be talks by our gardeners every Wednesday and Friday on rose folklore and care, floral arrangements in the house, rose inspired cake and even a mini potpourri bar in the potting shed.

Prices

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

Prices

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

Booking details
Call 01372 452048
Suitability
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Other
The rose garden was transformed during Margaret Greville's time from a vegetable garden into a sheltered haven filled with many varieties of her favourite flower, the rose. This was a highlight of any visit for her esteemed guests and she is pictured here frequently, proudly showing off the roses to dukes, kings and maharajas. A poignant reminder of Maggie's love of roses is the Greville Rose, specially bred for the National Trust by Peter Beales rose growers and also coming into bloom in June. This exclusive variety is planted just outside the walled rose garden, in front of the Edwardian socialite' grave, and is available to buy from the Polesden Lacey garden shop. A huge amount of work and investment has gone into restoring the rose garden in recent years, including renovating all the path and replanting many of the rambling roses on the pergola. There is no doubt Maggie would have been delighted by the enjoyment our visitors get from her beautiful rose garden today.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
19 June 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
20 June 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
21 June 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
22 June 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
23 June 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
24 June 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
25 June 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
26 June 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
27 June 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
28 June 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
29 June 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
30 June 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
1 July 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
2 July 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
3 July 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
4 July 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
5 July 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
6 July 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
7 July 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available
8 July 2019 10:00 - 17:00 Available

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Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

Polesden Lacey's Rose Festival

Wed 19 Jun 2019
10:00-17:00
Prepare to be tickled pink, white and yellow by the gorgeous blooms on show.

Join us behind the scenes at Polesden Lacey

Wed 19 Jun 2019
10:00-17:00
This year we’re sharing the secrets that keep a country estate great, taking you beyond the scone.

New Pop-up Conservation Studio

Wed 19 Jun 2019
12:30-16:30
In our pop-up conservation studio you’ll be able to see how we care for pieces in our collection, from silver to priceless books and works of art. Have a go yourself – we’ll show you how.

Unseen Spaces Tours 2019

Wed 19 Jun 2019
14:15-14:15
We are continuing to work towards 'unlocking' more rooms in Polesden Lacey House, guest bedrooms, corridors, & the King's suite, for everyone to enjoy.

Meet Mrs Greville’s Gardeners

Wed 19 Jun 2019
14:30-15:00
For the first time you’ll be able to meet the Head Gardeners of the past and hear their stories. Our costumed interpreters will bring these characters to life.

Teddy Bears' Picnic

Thu 20 Jun 2019
10:30-11:30
Especially for pre-school toddlers from 18 months old, we are again holding Teddy Bears' Picnics at Polesden Lacey.