|urrey is beautiful and varied in its
countryside, there are nearly 10,000 acres of
contrasting woodland, downland and heathland to choose from as well as lakes,
waterways and historic buildings.
Across it run the rolling chalk grasslands of the North Downs, as seen from Newlands Corner and Norbury Park. In the west are stark lowland heaths, like Wisley and Chobham Commons. Across the county are woodlands, many of which were cultivated for centuries as part of everyday life. Surrey is the most heavily wooded county in England. There is wooded pasture, such as in Albury Park, and there are wetlands along the Thames and the Wey. More than a third of the county is farmland, and all these habitats contribute to supporting a breathtaking range of wildlife.
Many of Surreys gardens are rather grand like Hampton court, Kew Gardens and the RHS 240 acre flagship garden at Wisley, perhaps this is due to its close proximity to London. Surrey also boasts many more historic stately homes and 32 National Trust sites.
The links on the left will take you to a selection of Surrey Gardens that I have managed to visit so far. There are many more that I hope to add in the future.