The Garden Landscape Guide

Munstead Wood Garden

To historians, this is one of the most famous gardens in England. It belonged to Gertrude Jekyll and she employed Edwin Lutyens to design the house. Construction began in 1895. The house is in excellent condition and the garden, though greatly changed is being restored. One of the problems is that for her 'small garden' of 15 acres, Jekyll employed 14 gardeners.

Heath Lane, Busbridge, Godalming, Surrey, England, GU7 1UN

By appointment only. Groups of up to twenty people may visit the garden by writing to Lady Clark. Not open under the NGS.

Garden entrance fee is £5 per person

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Reviews

  • about 5 years by Tony O'Brien 5 / 5

    A wonderful piece of history! The garden is large and rambling with some superb features such as the azalea displays. Everywhere you walk you come across something interesting. Well done to the current owners for attempting a very manpower-hungry restoration. Despite heavy rain I really enjoyed my visit.
  • over 6 years by Val Thomas 5 / 5

    I was lucky enough to visit Munstead Wood when the Azaleas were in full bloom, the sight and fragrance was beautiful, the whole garden is lovely, and is kept just as I imagine it would have been when Gertrude Jekyll was living there. It is well worth a visit.

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