Gardener’s Cottage – Polesden Lacey
The above photograph is of the gardener’s cottage which is set within the grounds of Polesden Lacey, Nr Dorking in Surrey. Should you wish to, you can hire the cottage from the National Trust. Polesden Lacey was the home of socialite Mrs Greville, who died childless in 1942.
Polesden Lacey has such spectacular views of the Surrey Hills and the house and grounds are owned and maintained by the National Trust.
As much as I love to see the climbing Ivy that has spread over the cottage, I do wonder what damage this could cause to the brickwork. It really wasn’t until recently that I became aware as to how much damage climbing Ivy can cause to brickwork.
We thoroughly enjoyed our day at Polesden Lacey and the views were spectacular. Within the house, where you can take photographs, you can see such great architecture and the gold room is breathtaking. Whilst we were there, one of the National Trust volunteers gave us a recital of the music that would have been played when Mrs Greville hosted one of her most famous parties.
Taken: 12th May, 2012
Location: Gardener’ Cottage, Polesden Lacey
Camera: Panasonic Lumix FZ-48
F Stop: f/4.5
Exposure: 1/250 sec
Focal Length: 12mm
Max Aperture: 3.4453125