Come and get your hands dirty at Polesden Lacey
This April 26 - 28 we're creating Polesden Lacey's first ever Living Wall - and we'd love you to help us.
This year we're inviting you behind the scenes at Polesden Lacey. To celebrate, we're creating our first ever Living Wall. Why not come along and help us.
Choose from one of the plants specially chosen to represent Polesden's house, gardens or estate and add your own message - a wish, or a note to a loved one. Then plant it in the wall.
This will be a fun activity for all ages, no gardening skills required.
The wall will be situated just past Visitor Reception, so you'll see it as soon as you walk into the gardens. It will represent the many different ways our staff and volunteers work to keep every part of Polesden special.
The planting scheme for the wall was designed by Polesden Lacey’s garden volunteer and former garden intern, Judith McNickle.
Plants were selected to highlight different aspects of Polesden Lacey: flowering plants represent the stunning formal gardens and will attract bees and butterflies. Striking ornamental grasses are included for our chalk grassland while lush foliage plants denote Polesden’s ancient woodlands. Edible plants highlight the productive parts of the garden which are used by chefs to create the menu for our café and coffee shop.
Come back over the summer months to see our Living Wall flourish.