Gardens and parks in Surrey

Our gardens are still flowering well into September, with vibrant colours, relaxing spaces and breath-taking views. Make the most of the autumn days with a visit to a garden in Surrey. The herbaceous borders at Polesden Lacey, landscaped vistas at Claremont and the hillside masterpiece at Winkworth Arboretum are all yours to explore.

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Check before you visit 

Please make sure you check web pages for individual places before you travel, to see where is open and where you may need to book, as well as the most up to date information about visiting.

A section of the herbaceous border at Polesden Lacey

Polesden Lacey, Surrey

Polesden Lacey's glorious double herbaceous border is at its best in September. Take inspiration from the kitchen garden and the cutting garden where flowers are grown for vases in the house.

View over the lake from the top of the amphitheatre at Claremont Landscape Garden

Claremont Landscape Garden 

Claremont's sculpted grass amphitheatre and lake provides a stunning backdrop for a rejuvenating September stroll. The landscape garden was once a favoured royal retreat.

Autumn boathouse at Winkworth

Winkworth Arboretum

Make the most of the warm days and find a route through the fascinating woodland of Winkworth. This unfinished hillside masterpiece boasts 121 acres of exotic shrubs, trees and flowering herbaceous plants.

The garden in summer

Hatchlands Park

At Hatchlands Park, discover 400 acres of unspoilt parkland, ox eye daisies in the meadows and shady tree-lined paths. Herbaceous plants and flowers fill the beds in front of the mansion.

A visitor taking photographs in the woodland in autumn at Polesden Lacey

Polesden Lacey and Ranmore Common

Travel through some golden ancient woodland and enjoy stunning views, along the circular routes from Polesden Lacey across Ranmore Common.

A walker on a path in autumn at Hatchlands Park, Surrey

Hatchlands Park 

Come for colourful autumn walk in the open parkland at Hatchlands. Then warm up on a chilly day with a coffee and a slice of cake in the courtyard cafe.

A path winding past a red acer tree in autumn splendour

Winkworth Arboretum 

When autumn arrives, Winkworth Arboretum bursts into colour, its yellows, oranges and reds painting a breathtaking picture across the landscape. For the best views follow the signposted trails and seek out the viewpoints on the edge of the Magnolia Wood, the top of the Azalea Steps, the lakeside boathouse and the eastern Meadow

Children playing in autumn leaves

Surrey Hills

Here are our top tips of the best places for an autumn walk across the Surrey Hills, from Gatton Park and Box Hill to Limpsfield Common and the Devil's Punch Bowl.