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View of Lake and Amphitheatre at Claremont Landscape Gardens

Claremont Landscape Garden

Esher, Surrey
Claremont Landscape Garden is a magnificent oasis of peace, easily reached from London. Many great names of landscape design have been included in its history including Sir John Vanbrugh, Charles Bridgeman, William Kent and Lancelot Brown. There are lots of things to discover in the garden including a grass amphitheatre, serpentine paths, a lake, grotto, Belvedere, Thatched Cottage and Camellia Terrace.

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Japanese Garden at Gatton Park in Surrey

Gatton Park

Reigate, Surrey

The house has been rebuilt many times since it was first mentioned in the Domesday Book. Lancelot Brown was commissioned to improve the garden in 1760s which included reshaping the lake and creating the Parkland.

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Bridge, Lake and Gothic Temple at Painshill Landscape Gardens

Painshill

Surrey

The eighteenth century landscape garden was created between 1738 and 1773 by the Hon. Charles Hamilton

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View along the Terrace at Polesden Lacey in Surrey

Polesden Lacey

Dorking, Surrey

The first house known to have been built at Polesden Lacey was in 1631 for the Rous family. The estate was bought by R B Sheridan in 1797 but by 1813, the house was in ruins and was rebuilt in 1820s by Joseph Bonsor….

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The Homewood, a modernist house and garden created in 1930s

The Homewood

Esher, Surrey

Influenced by Le Corbusier’s Villa Savoye, Patrick Gwynne designed The Homewood for his family. It was finished in May 1938 and was described by his father as ‘The Temple of Costly Experience’. Gwynne lived in the house until his death in 2003.

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