Unseen spaces garden tour

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

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

You'll be able to visit parts of the gardens not usually open to our visitors including the gardeners' yard, greenhouse and compost area. Hear about how we care for the gardens and keep them looking beautiful, as well as producing delicious fruit and veg for the café and cut flowers for the house. Discover what these spaces looked like in

Mrs Greville's time, and hear about our plans for the future.

Prices

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

Suitability
Unfortunately dogs are not welcome at this event.
Meeting point
Meet at the the rose garden well head.
Other
Spaces are limited. Pick up a ticket from Visitor Reception on the day.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
20 August 2019 12:45 - 13:45 Available
22 August 2019 12:45 - 13:45 Available
27 August 2019 12:45 - 13:45 Available
29 August 2019 12:45 - 13:45 Available
3 September 2019 12:45 - 13:45 Available
5 September 2019 12:45 - 13:45 Available
10 September 2019 12:45 - 13:45 Available
12 September 2019 12:45 - 13:45 Available
17 September 2019 12:45 - 13:45 Available
19 September 2019 12:45 - 13:45 Available
24 September 2019 12:45 - 13:45 Available
26 September 2019 12:45 - 13:45 Available

Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

Summer Holiday Craft Activities

Tue 20 Aug 2019
10:00-15:00
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

Tue 20 Aug 2019
10:00-17:00
This year we’re sharing the secrets that keep a country estate great, taking you beyond the scone.

Conservation in Action: Summer Statue Scrub

Tue 20 Aug 2019
11:30-12:30
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
12:45-13:45
Join a garden guide as they take you behind the scenes in this exclusive tour.

Unseen Spaces Tours 2019

Tue 20 Aug 2019
14:15-15:15
We are continuing to work towards 'unlocking' more rooms in Polesden Lacey House, guest bedrooms, corridors, & the King's suite, for everyone to enjoy.

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

Wed 21 Aug 2019
12:30-16:00
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!