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“A great afternoon out”

Claremont Landscape Garden
Ranked #2 of 18 things to do in Esher
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed August 17, 2013

I will point this out first, unless you are a national trust member there is a charge to enter these gardens.
When we went today you could go on the lake in some rowing boats but there was only 2 so you may have to wait.
If you went up the hill call the mound they were climbing a tree with ropes, there were children doing it and i did see a lady who was elderly going up the ropes under guidance from experts and to my surprise the elderly lady suddenly came shooting down on a zip wire and she looked like she totally enjoyed it. This is only available until 18th of August though and has an additional charge.
It seems going by the leaflet we picked up that there seems to be alot of things going on during the year so it might be best to look on the national trust web sit to check what they are doing as they do alot of varied things.
Most of the garden is on the level going around the lake so it is wheelchair friendly, if you go up on the mount there are steps but you don't really need to go up there if you don't want to, there is a slope that goes to the top of the Amphitheatre but you could manage it i think if you have someone fit pushing or you take your time which i think you would as the walk is lovely, there aren't really many flowers as its mainly woodland walks around the lake.
The tearoom is set just outside the gardens but still on the grounds the same as the toilets which are the only ones at the gardens.
The tearoom has a lovely wooden patio balcony that looks over the gardens and is a nice place for a coffee. As with most national trust properties the food and cakes are a little over priced so may be best to take your own.
Parking seems to be limited.
On the whole it is an great place to visit for young and old, you can go round easily in 2 to 3 hours but it all depends whats on and how fast you want to do it, you could spend all day if you wanted, i could as it was so relaxing

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Reviewed August 14, 2013

We are making the most of our National Trust membership and visited Claremont on recommendation with our 3 year old and friend's 5 and 7 year olds. The landscape varies enormously from spacious woodland to open grasslands and high hills (for rolling down!) to a picturesque lake(where we all sat and dipped our toes). We were blessed with good weather and took our own picnic and flask, though there is a good coffee shop there. We spent all day and didn't get bored. Especially good was the den-building area, feeding the ducks, the beautiful black swans and abundance of minnows. Paradise for young kids.

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Reviewed July 29, 2013

Over the years Claremont has become one of the major beauty spots in Esher.

In the 70's and 80's it had become a jungle and then the National Trust took over and brought it to the state it is in today.

A lovely place for a casual walk away from traffic noise and large crowds.

More info at www.nationaltrust.co.uk

2  Thank Robert315
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

Went today with my other half as we were driving past, and we are NT members we thought we would take a look, we had a lovely walk around the lake, and took in all the views and some of the history, a little pricey for what it is TBH but as we are members we bypassed the cost!!!

1  Thank Bigtaf
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Reviewed July 12, 2013

Claremont Gardens was visited as we were in the area – yes it was worth it. The walks alone were interesting, so was watching the various water birds and their young, including the Coot on its watery nest. There were various flower beds and many varieties of trees which could be seen from the walks around the lake.

Thank Dormouse39
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