Ramster Hall in Chiddingfold, Surrey has seen its fair share of change and renovation over the centuries, starting life as the house of a wealthy glass maker, before becoming a working farm. Then, in 1900 Sir Harry Waechter purchased the farm and converted it into a country retreat, whilst also laying the foundations for the present day garden.
In 1922 the property was bought by Sir Henry and Lady Norman, and it was Lady Norman who developed the azalea and rhododendron collections for which the garden is renowned today. The garden opened under the National Gardens Scheme for the first time in 1927, and is one of the few gardens who have continued to open for the NGS over the years since.
With over 20 acres of woodland, shrubbery, acers and bamboos to explore, there is plenty to delight the senses. Although the garden is not open to the public every day, there is a chance to see its glorious colours this Autumn on 17th, 18th, 24th and 25th October 2015. The tea rooms will also be open for refreshments and snacks.
Prices are not listed for the Autumn open days on the website, but please do call Ramster Hall on 01428 654167 for further enquiries or see the website link below. The gardens open again more regularly in the spring of 2016.
For group bookings (10+) please do get in touch so we can prepare for your visit.
Admission Charges 2016
Adults to the garden £7.00; Group rate for garden (10+ people) £6.00; 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); Dogs are welcome in the garden but on a lead please.