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.
Portsmouth Road, Esher, Surrey, England, KT10 9JG
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.
Adult £6.00 (includes voluntary gift aid donation)