There are several gardens in the district which are  open to the public at certain times of the year.
Some of these are open under the NATIONAL GARDENS SCHEME (click)

In 1927 someone had the bright  idea of persuading people to open their garden for charity for a  shilling entrance fee. Last year this little scheme raised over £1.8  million for various charities, notably  Macmillan Cancer Relief and  Marie Curie Cancer Care. This year more than 3,500 gardens in England  and Wales will participate, from tiny town courtyards to splendid  mansion parks like Titsey Place, and  all sizes in between. Garden visiting on Sunday afternoons has become a regular pastime for many;  the lure of a cup of tea and home made cakes is added incentive in many  cases, but the knowledge that you  are supporting charity at  the same time salves your conscience!

The Scheme is organised by  county, and the comprehensive Yellow Booklists these 3,500 gardens,  telling you a little about each, providing directions on how to get  there, opening dates and so  forth. It is available at  the Limpsfield Bookshop. Gardens open in individual counties such as  Kent and Surrey are often published separately in booklet form.  Alternatively, the excellent website has all  this information plus fuller descriptions of most gardens.

Local  NGS gardens include Mr & Mrs Richins’ fascinating “Chauffeurs Flat” at Tandridge and Mr & Mrs Trott’€s garden at Odstock, Castle Square in Bletchingley. A new  addition is Mr & Mrs Roulston's Chardleigh Cottage, Pains Hill, Limpsfield.

Of course, Oxted has its annual variation on the theme €the Oxted One World Group has Six Gardens, which has successfully operated for several years on the Spring Bank Holiday, and has become a  much-looked-forward-to  horticultural (and social!) event. Every Sunday (and many other days  too) in most months of the year someone, somewhere, is inviting us to  visit their garden.

Arden Lodge garden is no longer  open to the public. However, there are many others to visit in the area  and some are open in the winter. For details go to