Summer in Surrey
The stunning Edwardian walled rose garden is a sight to behold in early summer. Later in the season the double herbaceous borders come into their own, in a riot of scented petals.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 in Surrey
Travel through some golden ancient woodland and enjoy stunning views, along the circular routes from Polesden Lacey across Ranmore Common.
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.
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.
An autumn woodland glowing with colour and rich with the smell of damp earth is a wonderful place to be. National Trust Ranger Chloe Bradbrooke suggests six mini wonders of nature to look out for on an autumn woodland walk.
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
Winter in Surrey
The formal gardens at Polesden Lacey take on a quiet charm in winter, with their stone walls and topiary. While the views from the south lawn are glorious in the winter light. There are plenty of walks to try on the wider estate.
Laced with frost and dotted with unusual winter blooms, Winkworth Arboretum becomes a secret haven during the colder months. Wrap up warm and discover 149 acres of understated tranquility in this fascinating wintry woodland.
Get your boots on, grab the kids or the dog, and head to Hatchlands for wonderful walking. Open every day of the year, we’ve got great waymarked walks for you to follow or just pick up a map and find your own path.
Shake off the winter gloom with an invigorating walk around Claremont's historic royal landscape. Say hello to the waterfowl braving the cold, admire the huge eighteenth-century grass amphitheatre and warm up with a slice of delicious cake and coffee. It's a lovely place for a romantic walk.