What’s on midweek at Polesden Lacey

Three deckchairs look out over a beautiful view of the Surrey Hills

Avoid the crowds and come midweek for an extra special visit to Polesden Lacey. Here are our top things to do midweek:

Buggy Fit

Pushing a buggy around can be a pain sometimes, but like they say – no pain, no gain!
These fun postnatal exercise classes encourage new mums to get back into shape by working out with your buggy (and your baby). Exercise in good company in the tranquillity of the Polesden gardens.
Meet outside the Cowshed Coffee Shop at 10am every Monday morning. £2 per person.

Reading on the balcony

Did you know that during the week you can sit on the balcony in the house – the landing overlooking the grand hall – and read your book or a newspaper while enjoying the peace and quiet of this magnificent setting?

We’ve got comfy leather armchairs and plush sofas, so why not claim your quiet corner and escape in the pages of a really good book.

Colours in the Garden

There’s always something to see and smell in the pleasure grounds at Polesden Lacey, from the Edwardian herbaceous border that brims with colour and life in the summer to the mysterious winter garden designed by famed horticulturalist Graham Stewart Thomas OBE.

Here’s the best of what’s in bloom month by month.

  • January - Aconites flourish in the Winter Garden creating a blanket of yellow blooms beneath the ironwoods.
  • February - Look out for delicate yet hardy snowdrops along Lime Walk and on the South Lawn heralding the first signs of spring.
  • March - Spring has truly sprung when the daffodils are out on Walnut Lawn
  • April - Cherry blossoms are at their best in Preserve Copse, so enjoy the luscious pinks while they last.
  • May – Our ancient woodland comes alive with splashes or vibrant blue as the bluebells pop up all over the wider estate.
  • June – Deep purples fade to softer lilacs and whites in the lavender garden with many varieties of British lavender.
  • July – 26 varieties of British rose are in full bloom in the rose garden, enjoy the delicate colours and the sweet aroma.
  • August  - The herbaceous border bursts with colour featuring mallow,  pink jewell, and golden chimes.
  • September – Striking both in structure and colour, the dahlia are thriving in the cut flower garden.
  • October – Curling agapanthus are in flower in the house borders.
  • November – Smoke bush grows in the rose garden displaying foliage in moody burgundy and purple.
  • December – Catch the distinct scent of creamy winter jasmine as you pass the house.