Claremont is a beautiful National Trust Landscape Garden located in Surrey. Described as somewhere where the views change, the water sparkles and the secret glades wait, it was once a Duke’s retreat and the playground of Princesses.
From the turf amphitheatre (the only surviving example of its kind in Europe) to the serpentine lake, bowling alley, grotto, Camellia Terrace and Belvedere Tower, Claremont is a superb place to visit. There’s even a Thatched Cottage filled with Victorian toys, games and clothes to play in. And a wooden play area.
The walk around the serpentine lake was wonderful. We saw many varieties of bird, hundreds of daffodils and we always enjoy admiring the knobbly trees!
Whenever we visit Claremont, we love to have fun in the Ha-Ha. It’s a hidden ditch originally created in the 18th century to keep livestock away from the pleasure grounds without spoiling the view.
POD loved running down into the Ha-Ha and up the other side with Daddy, she had the best time. There was much zig zagging as we followed its path, finding dried leaves perfect for throwing in the process. There was much giggling!
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