Silent Space

Every Monday afternoon, take a moment to switch off and take in the surroundings in our dedicated Silent Space at Polesden Lacey.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

We've reserved a space in the Upper Sunken Garden for silent visiting. Once inside the Silent Space, we stop talking, turn off our phones and cameras, and switch off from social media. A wildflower meadow in the spring and summer, the space is filled with wildflowers, butterflies, and bees. In the Autumn, it explodes into a firework of autumn colours, and in winter it turns into a frosty dream. Sit down on one of the benches tucked away in the shrubbery and enjoy a good book, or just take a moment to relax and enjoy nature. As little as five minutes will help us to enjoy the restorative benefits of being peaceful in a green place.


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 £15.40 £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. 

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

Meeting point
You'll find the Silent Space in the Upper Sunken Garden
What to bring and wear
Just bring yourself, but please dress for the weather.
Visit the Silent Space website for more information:

Contact Info

Polesden Lacey
Call 01372 452048

Upcoming events

Trust 10K run

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

Monthly Ramblers Walk

Wed 26 Jan 2022
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
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
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
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
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.