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“Very Pleasant landscaped park, with many water fowl”

Claremont Landscape Garden
Ranked #2 of 17 things to do in Esher
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed 6 April 2018

Visited yesterday (5 April) weather was wonderful which set off the landscaped park and lake. There were so many water fowl, the children began to count but lost count as there were so many! We initially visited to transfer our grandchildren to our daughter, but enjoyed our time helping on the Easter egg hunt. Don't think it was very well set out, had to guess in some places where to go. The first egg board was lying down under the trees and my daunter only just spotted it. Some of the first rhododendrons were in bloom, a pleasing site in the sunshine after such a miserable Easter. The daffodils were also lovely. Thought the Easter Egg hunt was a bit expensive at £3 each and paid 50p for a sheet showing the water fowl and their chicks to match them up. Would have been better if there had been the young chicks to see instead of on the information boards. Much better value when the young are actually there with the parent birds. Other NT house and gardens Easter Egg hunts were not so much, so not sure why the prices vary as the eggs are the same. Would probably visit again to meet our daughter and children but 50+miles just to visit when we have some good NT house and gardens nearer to home would be doubtful. The parking is limited too, had to park in a small car park in West End Lane. Handy having NT membership and my daughter has a family card.

Thank Cathy F
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Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Easy access on the Portsmouth Road, on site parking is limited.
Entry for non members is a tenner.
Food in the cafe is reasonably priced and is ok. See photos.
Kids enjoyed the egg hunt, although not well attended.
Going around took around forty minutes or so. Muddy so take your wellies on a wet day.
Clive of India is listed as a famous name at Claremont, a man who was the cause of over a million deaths through famine in India???? and the cafe lists a Clive of India Curry!!!!

Thank wearyLondon
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Reviewed 22 March 2018

Visited this place expecting a variety of different experiences to see and large space,
instead a small park like pond and small hill!
worst was being harassed for membership which i did not need, i visit NT places about once a year .

Thank er19soy
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Laura F, Marketing and Communications Officer at Claremont Landscape Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 26 March 2018

Thank you for your comment. The National Trust is a charity which receives no external funding. As such we rely on the support of our members to fund vital conservation and maintenance work for our many gardens, parks, houses and coastlines. Claremont is made up of 49 acres of 18th century style landscape garden, offering a green oasis for visitors to explore. Everyone who visits, whether they are a member or a paying visitor, contributes towards our ongoing work, which we are extremely grateful for.

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Reviewed 16 March 2018

This is a National Trust park that, as its name suggests, is more about the gardens than any historical buildings. I'm not sure if the Belvedere in the photo is ever open, but it wasn't when we were there (early March). There didn't seem to be a lot of formal planting but the carpets of daffodils were beautiful and there are a lot of rhododendrons which must be spectacular at bloom time. Although we visited on Mother's Day, the gardens didn't feel crowded and we were able to get a seat inside the small cafe (there is a lot of outdoor seating which must be pleasant in summer). The food was good, mostly sandwiches but there were a few hot dishes which looked tasty. We managed to get a parking spot even though the car park looked full; we got there around 11 and I'm sure parking would be problematic a bit later in the day. We had young kids with us and they really enjoyed the small thatched cottage, a single room filled with toys and games and dressing up clothes. There is also (separately) a children's play area, fairly limited (climbing frame with slide and a small "house"). We climbed the hill which gave views across the lake and was good for photos. There were mostly water birds on the lake and jackdaws on the grass; I heard a few parakeets and lots of robins but didn't see any unusual birds. Overall, a lovely spot to hang out for a couple of hours with family or friends, and plenty of flat areas for pushchairs and wheelchairs.

Thank Annette M
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Reviewed 12 March 2018

Lovely walk around the lake, beautiful daffodils. We were able to take the dog which made it very special.
However - beware of the bacon rolls in the café. They are microwaved, bacon was hardly cooked and the whole thing was a soggy mess. Very disappointed. Come on National Trust - they used to be freshly cooked.

Thank John65411
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