Claremont Landscape Garden


Claremont Landscape Garden

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Name: Claremont Landscape Garden
Address: Portsmouth Road, Esher, Surrey, KT10 9JG.
Telephone: 01372 467806

The landscape garden at Claremont just outside Esher in Surrey is one of the finest of its type in England. Work on the gardens first started in 1715 and by 1727 the gardens were described as “the noblest of any in Europe”.

Originally created for Claremont House, the gardens represent the classic English country landscape garden and they were created by some of the most famous landscape gardeners in England at the time. These included, Capability Brown, Charles Bridgeman, Sir John Vanbrugh and William Kent.

The gardens surround a small serpentine lake and feature an extremely unusual and impressive grass amphitheatre. Another interesting feature at Claremont is the Belvedere Tower which was designed by Sir John Vanbrugh for the Duke of Newcastle. This is now owned by Claremont Fan Court School and sits alongside the garden.

Claremont Landscape Garden was donated to the National Trust in 1949 and is one of the finest gardens in England today. It features a range of beautiful walks and has retained its original 18th century layout to this day.

What’s There?

  • A magnificent landscape garden.
  • Late spring see the flowering of the rhododendrons and azaleas.
  • Wonderful landscape walks.
  • See the unusual grass amphitheatre
  • Licensed tea room serving hot and cold drinks and foods (high chairs available).
  • Car park.
  • Baby change.
  • Pushchair friendly.
  • Family guide.
  • Children’s quiz and trail.
  • Children’s play area.

Trivia

Claremont Landscape Garden was originally built for Claremont House by a selection of the finest landscape gardens of the time.

Prices

Admission to Claremont Landscape Garden is £6.10 per adult, £3.05 per child and a family ticket costs £15.25.

There is free admission for all National Trust members.

See more information on becoming a member of the National Trust.

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