Surrey Garden & Tea House
The Garden and Teahouse are now closed for winter
2017 dates 10th March - 11th June 10am - 5pm every day.
Ramster Embroidery Exhibition will be running again 10th - 26th March 2017.
PLEASE NOTE WE ONLY ACCEPT CASH AND CHQUES NO CREDIT CARD FACILITIES!
Admission Charges 2017
Adults to the garden £7.00
Group rate for garden (10+ people) £6.50
Entry to the Embroidery and Textile Art Exhibition £6.00
Combined entry to the Garden and Embroidery £12.50
Children under 16 free
Registered Disabled £3.00
School parties £2.00 per child
Couples season ticket available (2 adults) £35.00
Individual season ticket £20.00
(season tickets allow as many trips round the garden as you like and Tickets purchased in the Spring are still valid for Autumn opening)
For group bookings (10+) please do get in touch so we can prepare for your visit. Coches are welcome but please book in advance with the office, firstname.lastname@example.org so we can prepare for you.
The Tea House is open every day while the garden is open and serves delicious cakes and sandwiches, snacks and drinks.
Dogs are welcome in the garden but on a lead please.
The paths are mainly grass with a main hard path of sand stone leading to the end of the garden, there are some steps but they can be avoided. There are plenty of benches and most paths are accessible with a wheel chair, especially motorised ones.
The teahouse is accessible to wheel chairs and we have a disabled toilet, I am sorry we do not have any wheel chairs to hire.
Nestling in a fold of the Surrey Hills lies Ramster Gardens, over 20 acres of peaceful woodland with views of lakes and hillsides, filled with colour and interest. It is one of the original gardens open for the National Garden Scheme and has now been open to the public for 84 years. The local nursery, Gauntletts of Chiddingfold, also known as the Japanese Nursery, laid out the garden in 1890. They were famous for importing plants and garden ornaments from Japan, and their influence can be seen throughout the garden in the stone lanterns, the bamboo plantings, and the unique avenue of Japanese maples, (acer palmatum dissectum) now over 100 years old.
The garden boasts fine mature plantings of rhododendrons, azaleas and camellias, and many rare and unusual trees and flowering shrubs. It has been in the same family for 90 years, and as well as being an important collection of plants, is a much-loved family garden, where three generations help with the maintenance.
In early Spring, the ancient magnolia trees and the towering bushes of camellias are a lovely sight, with drifts of daffodils and primroses underneath. In May the garden reaches its peak, with a spectacular display of rhododendrons and azaleas in bloom, and the scent from the carpet of bluebells fills the air. June brings delicate pink roses climbing through the larches, meadow grasses, wild flowers, and a mass of wild orchids which flourish and flower throughout the garden. The stepping-stones in the Bog Garden lead under the enormous leaves of the Gunnera plants, while a wander down the Woodland Walk by the lake is a chance to explore, and spot some of the local wild life.
Ant Wood, at the top of the garden, is home to a large and unique collection of hardy hybrid rhododendrons. First started in 1999, there are now over 170 varieties which flower between April and June. The project to conserve these special old hybrids is sponsored by the Rhododendron, Camellia and Magnolia Group of the RHS.
The Garden & Tea House picture gallery
Click on the image below to see pictures of our beautiful gardens and tea house.