Last updated on 24 February 09
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Claremont Landscape Garden

  • Claremont Landscape Garden Brett Lees-Smith © Brett Lees-Smith
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A 'landscape park' which was formerly part of a larger estate. It had baroque layout by Charles Bridgeman for John Vanbrugh, who owned the estate until 171. A belvedere (by Vanbrugh, c 1715) and a grass amphitheatre (by Bridgeman, c 1725) survive. William Kent began the transformation to the 'natural' style, converting the canal to a lake and designing an island with a pavilion (c1735). The lake was serpentined and is overlooked by the, carefully restored, grass amphitheatre.

See blog post comment on the management of Claremont Landscape Garden and see blog post on the History of Claremont Landscape Garden

Address - Portsmouth Road, Esher, Surrey, England, KT10 9JG
Opening times - All year. Daily except Monday. April to October: also open Mondays. Open 10am to 6pm (5pm or dusk Nov to March). Also some late opening until 9pm on Saturdays in June.
Admission - Adult £6.00 (includes voluntary gift aid donation)
Website - Visit the Claremont Landscape Garden website

Designers and Influences

This garden has been designed and influenced by William Kent, Charles Bridgeman, John Rocque, Sir John Vanbrugh

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