The Garden Guide

Coverwood Lakes & Gardens

Coverwood Lakes has been owned by the Metson family since 1952.  There is a bog garden and arboretum surrounding 4 lakes.

Head Gardener's Comment

Beautifully landscaped garden set in 14 acres with specimen Rhododendrons up to 30 ft tall. Azaleas and Camellias, together with a wide variety of trees and flowering shrubs surrounding four lakes. Natural springs in the bog garden form streams to feed the lake. Along the edges of the streams, the dampness provides ideal conditions for Lysichitum, both white and yellow, and Gunnera Manicata to thrive. Bordering the paths are a great variety of Hosta, Trillium, and Lilies of the Valley.

Photograph © Coverwood Lakes
Photograph © Coverwood Lakes
Photograph © Coverwood Lakes


The gardens were originally laid out in 1909 by Mr Stephen's of Stephen's Ink.

Plants of note

Specimen rhododendron and azaleas, blue cedar, douglas fir, wellingtonia, sorrel tree, swamp cypress.

Peaslake Road, Ewhurst, Surrey, England, GU6 7NT

Under the National Garden Scheme in Spring and Autumn. OPEN DAYS 2009 Monday APRIL 13th Sundays APRIL 19th, 26th & MAY 3rd, 10th, 24th (2-6 pm) Sunday OCTOBER 18th (11-4.30 pm)

See Coverwood website for opening details

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