The Garden Guide

Polesden Lacey

A Regency villa (1821-3), bought by an Edwardian hostess in 1906 and furnished with an Arts and Crafts garden by J Cheal & Sons. The long grass terrace walk dates from 1671 and was extended by the playwright Sheridan, who lived her from 1797-1816. The Edwardian garden has a series of walled and hedged enclosures with roses and herbaceous planting.
Photograph © Anthurium/Katrina Underwood
Photograph © Anthurium/Katrina Underwood

Great Bookham, nr Dorking, Surrey, England, RH5 6BD

Garden: all year, daily. Open 10am to 5pm (November to February closes 4pm or dusk if earlier). Different opening times for house.

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