A Smooth Guide ...
SUNBURY and SUNBURY ON THAMES
People, places and things of interest in Sunbury, Shepperton, Ashford, Hampton, Hampton Court, Staines upon Thames
The Walled Garden is open seven days a week from 7.30am - 8.30pm in the summer months. The historical garden in Sunbury Park was built in the early part of the 18th Century. Spelthorne Council embarked on a restoration project of the two-acre garden, starting in the Autumn of 1985.
Since its establishment, the garden has become a popular venue for exhibitions and band concerts. It is also used for the annual Sunbury Fayre in early July. Toilets are provided close by and a wheelchair can be borrowed if needed.
THE SUNBURY EMBROIDERY GALLERY AND CAFE IN THE WALLED GARDEN
The Sunbury Embroidery Gallery opened in the Summer of 2006. In the first six months of opening, it attracted over 15,000 visitors. The Gallery is located in the south-west corner of the Walled Garden, which dates from the 18th Century. The garden is a short walk from the River Thames.
The Sunbury Millennium Embroidery is on permanent display in the Gallery, and is accompanied by a tactile guide for the visually impaired. The Gallery is also an educational resource with space for occasional exhibitions. There is a cafe for visitors which services teas, coffees and light lunches.
HAMPTON COURT GARDENS
Relax in over 60 acres of the beautiful Hampton Court Palace gardens that run down to the River Thames, featuring sparkling fountains, glorious displays of over 200,000 flowering bulbs and 750 acres of tranquil royal parkland.
The estate, landscape and gardens are a unique, historical and horticultural resource of international value. The park covers 750 acres, the formal gardens 60 acres and the Palace buildings 6 acres, all set within a loop of the River Thames.
The Rose Garden . The Hampton Court Gardens Exhibition . The Great Fountain Garden . Home Park and its royal herd of fallow deer . The Lower Orangery Exotics Garden . The Pond Gardens . The Wilderness in Springtime
KEW GARDENS ... ... ... 0208 332 5655
There are over 100 world-class attractions to enjoy at Kew Gardens. From iconic buildings and glasshouses, to inspirational gardens and landscapes. Discover 250 years of history at the world's most famous gardens.
From the tallest tree to the deadliest seed, from the sneakiest flower to the smelliest plant, there is a world of wonder to explore at London's Kew Gardens. Welcome to Kids' Kew!
Henry Moore Statue . Marianne North Gallery . Pagoda . Palm House and Rose Garden . Princess of Wales Conservatory . Queen Charlotte's Cottage . The Shirley Sherwood Gallery of Botanical Art Japanese Gateway
THE SURREY HILLS - Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
The Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Beauty (AONB), designated in 1958, offers some of the South East England's most beautiful and accessible countryside and the highest point in the South East of England at Leith Hill. There's an extensive footpath network, open commons, breathtaking views, attractive market towns and villages, and much more.
The hills stretch across the chalk North Downs that run from Farnham in the west, above Guildford, Dorking and Reigate, to Oxted in the east. To the south are the Greensand Hills that include Blackdown and the Devil's Punch Bowl.