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Claremont Landscape Garden

Portsmouth Road, ESHER, KT10 9JG

Once a Duke's retreat and a playground for princesses, Claremont was laid out by Sir John Vanbrugh and Charles Bridgeman before 1720, and extended and naturalised by William Kent. This is one of the earliest surviving examples of an English landscaped garden. Today there are still many unique and unexpected features to discover, including the large turf amphitheatre, serpentine lake, grotto, Camellia Terrace and Belvedere Tower. Look out for the Thatched Cottage, a Victorian refuge filled with toys, games, picnic rugs and dressing up clothes. Seasonal and special events are always on offer. There is a children's play area and a café offering a tempting array of home-made cakes and light lunches.

Further information

Tel: 01372 467806
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Prices

With Voluntary Gift Aid donation: £8 (ch £4). Family £20. Visitors can choose to pay the standard admission price displayed

Opening times

Open all year, Apr-Oct, daily 10-6 including BH Mon
Nov-Jan, daily 10-4
Feb-Mar, daily 10-5. Closed 25 Dec
Average visit 2hrs

Facilities

Parking.
Café.

Dogs

Dogs only allowed Nov-Mar

Assist dogs allowed all areas.

Accessibility

Partly accessible. Some steep paths
Wheelchairs available, Braille guide
Toilets.

Claremont Landscape Garden

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Directions

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1m S of Esher on A307

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