Gardens and parks in Surrey

Summer flowers are coming into bloom all round Surrey, creating pockets of colour and fragrance that never fail to lift the spirits. Here are some of the best gardens to visit in summer so you can take a stroll to savour the sights of the season. Come in search of rose gardens, herbaceous borders and classic landscaped views at Polesden Lacey, Claremont Landscape Garden, Hatchlands Park and Winkworth Arboretum.

A pergola covered in pink roses overhangs a stone walk-way

Polesden Lacey's Rose Festival 

The stunning Edwardian walled rose garden is a sight to behold in summer. In celebration of this, join us from 11 June to 17 July when everything will be coming up roses at Polesden. What better way to bring in the summer.

View across the lake towards the turf amphitheatre at Claremont Landscape Garden in Surrey

Claremont Landscape Garden

With its picturesque views and leafy lime walk, Claremont Landscape Garden is a breath of fresh air in summer. Enjoy the sparkling light on the lake and a special season of programming about Princess Charlotte, who lived here during the Regency era.

The parterre in summer at Hatchlands Park, Surrey

Hatchlands Park

The gardens and parkland at Hatchlands are a wildlife delight, from the buttercup splattered lawns to the many wildflowers in the parkland. The formal garden includes a lavender border, peonies, irises and roses. Discover a new parkland walk opening this summer. The Forage Walk links up new parts of the estate and has been planted with 1500 native hedgerow trees.

Trees surround an open lake with the blue sky above

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.

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