Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Gardens to visit in Surrey

As it is still the summer holidays (for many), I thought it would be nice to look up some places, gardens to visit in Surrey.

The Sculputre Park - Jumps Road, Churt, Farnham GU10 2LH

The Sculpture Park has been open to the public from April 2003 and has been an ongoing project since the year 2000. Over the years thousands of sculptures have been exhibited and the show is constantly changing with sculptures selling all through the year.
At first visitors walk right into the centre of the park where they will collect their guide from reception and start the two miles of trail, which on average takes around two hours to complete. All set within a valley fed by two natural springs the ten acres of arboretum and wildlife inhabited water gardens has set the stage for one of the finest and most eclectic selections of sculpture in Britain today.

Open 10 - 5
Tickets Adults £10, Concessions £5, Children under 5 free

Painshill - Portsmouth Road, Cobham KT11 1JE

Discover the crystal Grotto (limited opening times) and other mystical follies including the Gothic Temple, Ruined Abbey, Turkish Tent and Gothic Tower. See historic plantings and learn all about the John Bartram Heritage Collection of North American trees and shrubs (Plant Heritage, NCCPG). Other features include a restored Waterwheel, a Hermitage hidden in the woods and a Vineyard and amazing wildlife.

Frimley Lodge Park - Strut Road, Frimley, Camberley GU16 6HY

Its unspoilt natural beauty and character continues to attract large numbers of visitors with opportunities for families with, woodland and lots of open space, picnic areas, two children's playgrounds, a trim trail, miniature railway and meadows. There are also football, cricket pitches and a pitch and putt course available to hire.

Brooklands Museum - Brooklands Road, Weybridge, Surrey KT13 0QN

The Museum displays a wide range of Brooklands-related motoring and aviation exhibits ranging from giant racing cars, motorcycles and bicycles to an unparalleled collection of Hawker and Vickers/ BAC-built aircraft, including the Second World War Wellington Bomber, Viking, Varsity, Viscount, Vanguard, VC10, BAC One-Eleven and the only Concorde with public access in South East England.

Strawberry Hill House - 268 Waldegrave Road, Twickenham TW1 4ST

Horace Walpole created from 1747 the first landscape garden to be connected to a picturesque house. His 9 acres (3.64 hectares) contained a lawn and a meadow beyond, flanked by trees and an open terrace with views of the River Thames.

Denbies Wine Estate - London Road, Dorking, Surrey RH5 6AA

The Denbies Estate has been family owned and run since 1984. Denbies vineyard was planted in 1986, and since then has become one of the largest wine producers in the UK. Denbies core business is agriculture and we are pleased to be able to offer visitors an insight into wine production in the UK.

Hatchlands Park - East Clandon, Guildford, Surrey GU4 7RT

Hatchlands is set in a beautiful 430 acre Repton park offering a variety of parkland and woodland walks and a mini natural adventure area for children. It is renowned for its stunning display of bluebells in spring in the ancient woodland

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