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
25 June 2019 12:45 - 13:45 Available
27 June 2019 12:45 - 13:45 Available
2 July 2019 12:45 - 13:45 Available
4 July 2019 12:45 - 13:45 Available
9 July 2019 12:45 - 13:45 Available
11 July 2019 12:45 - 13:45 Available
16 July 2019 12:45 - 13:45 Available
18 July 2019 12:45 - 13:45 Available
23 July 2019 12:45 - 13:45 Available
25 July 2019 12:45 - 13:45 Available
30 July 2019 12:45 - 13:45 Available
1 August 2019 12:45 - 13:45 Available
6 August 2019 12:45 - 13:45 Available
8 August 2019 12:45 - 13:45 Available
13 August 2019 12:45 - 13:45 Available
15 August 2019 12:45 - 13:45 Available
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

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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

Fri 21 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

Fri 21 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

Fri 21 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

Fri 21 Jun 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.

Pop-up Shakespeare 2019

Sat 22 Jun 2019
13:30-16:30
Pop Up Shakespeare, in collaboration with the Cat's Grin Theatre company, continues this year from 1.30pm on 15th and 22nd June.

Trust10 10K runs

Sun 23 Jun 2019
08:30-11:00
Are you a regular runner looking for a challenge? Our 10k trail runs give you the opportunity to train for the next big event, or keep fit whilst enjoying the beautiful surroundings of some of our special places.