Today we went for a little family outing to Claremont Landscape Garden in Esher. This National Trust garden is one of my very favourite places to go. It’s simply stunning. It is the garden attached to Claremont House the former home of Princess Charlotte (If you’ve been reading this blog for a while you’ll know about my Princess Charlotte obsession)
The garden was designed by Capability Brown in the 18th century and has stunning walkways and a fabulous lake with a little island. The is also a small tower and a lakeside grotto. One of my favourite parts is the grass amphitheatre which is extremely rare.
Claremont is well worth a visit and even has a little play area for children. We always enjoy a good run around and explore and there is just enough history to interest my older daughter without it becoming boring. We had lot’s of fun playing Victorian dress up in the little thatched cottage.
Today I wore my new original 1950s dress which I bought at Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair at Old Spitalfields market a few weeks ago. I love this thick cotton dress which fits beautifully and is in perfect condition. It also only cost me £40 which isn’t much for such a well preserved 50s dress. I have to apologise for the pictures not showing the dress off well enough my camera was not on the right setting and it shows! I didn’t really accessorise the outfit as I got ready in about 5 minutes and ran out of the house. I think the dress would look great with a belt and petticoat and some vintage hair. So I will try and do a better outfit post with it soon.