Dazzling Dahlias at Dunsborough Park

29th September 2020, 13:30 - 16:00


A special opening just for the Surrey Hills Society


Date:       Tuesday 29 September 2020

Time:       1.30 pm – 4pm

Where:     Dunsborough Park, Ripley

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We are extremely pleased to announce that the owners of Dunsborough Park have kindly agreed to open their delightful gardens for a private visit by the Surrey Hills Society.

Dunsborough Park dates back to the dissolution of the Monasteries when the lands of Newark Abbey were given to a local nobleman. The farmer taking over the land built a farmhouse around a single central brick chimney which has now grown to become Dunsborough House. (NB The house is in private occupation and not open to the public).

The gardens were laid out in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. Re-opened to the public in 1997 after being restored by garden statuary dealer, Dolf Sweerts de Landas Wyborgh and his wife, Caroline, this magnificent 100-acre estate comprises a series of historical gardens brought to life through vistas and garden architecture.  Although restoration of the gardens has preserved the original pattern of walls and yew hedges, some re-design has recently been carried out to complement the current owner’s magnificent collection of outdoor statuary and garden ornaments.

The cost of this event will be £8 for members and £10 for non-members.

This event is suitable for children and/or pushchairs.  This garden is accessible for members with mobility challenges although some parts of the garden may be inaccessible.  There are no toilet facilities on site due to COVID but in case of emergency there are numerous pubs and cafes in Ripley.   There are no refreshments available at the moment but you are welcome to bring your own picnic.

This event must be booked in advance so we can limit numbers for everyone’s safety.  We will comply with Government guidelines and social distancing measures will be adhered to throughout the visit.  Please don’t bring any additional people with you if they haven’t booked and if you need to cancel, please let us know.  You should not attend if you are feeling unwell or show any COVID-19 symptoms.  You may want to bring your own alcohol-based hand sanitiser, gloves and first aid supplies.  Face masks are optional.

We ask all attendees to follow the prevailing advice on social distancing during this event. If government advice alters prior to the event, we may implement changes or cancellation at short notice.

Booking is essential.  At this time we are taking online bookings only.  We are currently not able to accept postal bookings.

Any enquiries please contact us at or on mobile 07530 949302.

By continuing and making a booking you confirm that you have read, understood, and agree to the Terms & Conditions specified in our Cancellation Policy and Responsibility Statement, both of which can be viewed by clicking here


This event is fully booked. If you wish to have your name on our waiting list, please let us know via email or contact form.


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