Polesden Lacey

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Great Bookham, Dorking,
Surrey, RH5 6BD

01372 452048

01372 452023


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2018-01-23 04:37:00

Opening Days and Hours
Dates/days/times open:

Please check with garden owners or their website to confirm current dates open Gardens, restaurant, shops and coffee shop: open daily, 10am - 5pm until 28 October, closes at 4pm from 29 October onwards.Open BH Mondays. Closed 19 Mar, 24 & 25 Dec. Last admission 30mins before closing

Parties/Coaches: Yes
Group Appointment: Yes
House Open for Viewing: Yes

Open daily from 4 March until 1 Nov, weekdays: 12.30-4pm, with guided tours from 11am and weekends 11am - 4pm. Open for limited guided tours at weekends in November, January and February and for Christmas events weekends in December

National Garden Scheme days: Yes
Best Times of Year to Visit:

June & July

To see:

Rose garden, lavender garden, iris garden & winter garden

Admission Prices

Gift Aid Admission (Standard Admission prices in brackets)
House and gardens: adult £12 (£10.80), child £6 (£5.40), family £30 (£27).
Gardens only: adult £7.40 (£6.66), child £3.70 (£3.33), family £18.50 (£16.65).
£1 voucher for restaurant if arriving by public transport (please present valid ticket). Parking free for members. No charges during December

Onsite Facilities
Parking: Yes
Shop: Yes
Teas: Yes
Dogs Allowed: Yes
Lavatories: Yes
Plants for Sale: Yes
Refreshment: Yes
On Lead only: Yes
Disabled Access: Yes
Lunches: Yes
Picnics: Yes
Special Events: Yes
Other Facilities & Comments:

Dogs allowed on landscape walks and woods but not in Garden. Many events in 2013 see: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/polesdenlacey

Garden Features & Events

An Edwardian country estate designed as the perfect setting for the famous Edwardian hostess Mrs Greville to entertain royalty, politicians and the cream of society. King George VI and the Queen Mother honeymooned here. It has stunning interiors and collections, delightful gardens and superb views across the rolling Surrey Hills. A tranquil oasis only 22 miles from London.

English Heritage/Visit Scotland Garden Grade:
National Collection:
Nearby Cambridgeshire Hotels, Facilities & Amenities

Hotels & Accommodation:

Courtyard Restaurant and Coffee Shop & Deli on-site

Inns & Pubs:

Red Lion Inn, Shamley Green Windsor Castle, Bookham

Villages / Towns / Sightseeing:

Bookham Dorking

Description of Garden

Polesden Lacey is a large 30-acre garden with lawns, borders and a walled rose garden with over-arching pergolas. Country walks with stunning views of the North Downs are highly recommended.

History Of Garden

Richard Sheridan, the dramatist, owned the property in the early 19th century and extended the Long Walk. Cubitt, the speculative builder, built the house later in that century in the Greek classical manner for an owner who planted 20,000 trees.

The garden was remodelled in 1906 by Mrs. Greville, a well known Edwardian hostess. King George VI and Queen Elizabeth (The Queen Mother) spent part of their honeymoon here in 1923. The garden was given to the National Trust in 1942.

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