Ramster Gardens is over 25 acres of pure peacefulness and bright colours. Nestled in the Surrey Hills, the main entrance is hidden and awaiting discovery. Driving through the gates you are immediately faced with blooms of pinks and oranges, but it really doesn’t compare to what’s ahead in the main gardens.
It’s the ideal place to wander in and catch up with friends/family over a quintessentially British cuppa and a perfectly fluffy homemade scone from the teahouses located just outside the gardens – the gardens are just so big it would be a crime not to stop for a tea break, right?
Ramster is famous for its stunning collection of rhododendrons and azaleas, which come in an array of different shades; from bright pinks to pure white. They dominate the gardens with there colossal size- it’s a breath-taking show. As the rhododendron’s come into full bloom, not only do they look stunning, the strawberry-peach blooms create a deep vanilla scent that fills the gardens.
The garden has been left untamed and the paths naturally weave in and out of various flowers, taking you through tunnels of colour and woodland areas. It’s easy to get lost, but with views so lush it’s nice to just endlessly stroll around.
My Nana and I visited just last week, so, the first week of May, and we were lucky enough to see the bluebells in full bloom, acting as a carpet that contrasts with the massive displays of rhododendrons and azaleas. Pictures don’t even capture how pretty it looked- I recommend going to see it for yourself!
Hello, I’m Samantha. A twenty-two-year-old fashion communication and promotion graduate. An avid shopper, lover of interiors and good coffee addict.