Showing off our Autumn colour in our 90th Year of Public Opening
A spectacular display of Autumn colour here at Ramster Garden in Chiddingfold, Surrey can be enjoyed by visitors during a special opening from 14th to 29th October 2017 (10am-4pm). This is the 90th year this private estate and family home has opened its gardens at key times of the year for visitors to see its horticultural delights which include a 100-year-old avenue of maples.
Ramster Garden first opened its doors to visitors in 1927 for the National Garden Scheme. 90 years, this much-loved garden remains within the same family and still opens each year for the National Garden Scheme and at other times for visitors to enjoy seasonal highlights during Spring and Autumn
The garden is renowned for its superb collection of rhododendrons and azaleas during the spring but is also one the best places in Surrey to see autumn colour. The unique 100-year-old avenue of maples, woodland areas with oak and larch, and American red gum tree Liquidambar - with its long-lasting autumn shades of orange, crimson and purple - create a breath-taking burst of colour not to be missed.
Ramster Garden was originally created in 1890 by Gauntletts of Chiddingfold, also known as the Japanese Nursery. The maples which look magical with their fiery shades of reds and russets are an important reminder of the Japanese influence which can be seen throughout the garden.
“As we celebrate 90 years of opening our garden to visitors we really appreciate its heritage and the horticultural geniuses who created such a unique landscape, says Rosie Glaister, who runs the 20-acre garden along with other members of her family which span three generation. “I am delighted that yet again we can open for visitors to enjoy the glorious autumn colours and share this magical garden with others.”
Entry fees apply to the garden (free entry for seasonal ticket holders and children under the age of 16 accompanied by an adult). Tea House and free parking. Dogs on short leads welcome.