Welcome to Vann
Nestled in the Surrey countryside near Godalming, this internationally renowned five-acre garden is formed by a series of ‘rooms’ which surround and complement a family home dating from the 16th century. From the old Cottage Garden with delightfully informal planting in a formal setting, to the robust Pergola of Bargate stone by W.D.Caröe, the Arts and Crafts architect and great grandfather of the present owners, to the Water Garden, laid out and planted by Gertrude Jekyll in 1911, and the newly designed and planted Centenary Garden, Vann offers inspiration to expert and amateur gardeners alike.
The site on which Vann stands has been occupied since the Middle Ages with the current house erected in the 16th Century. Find out about the long history of this garden and the many hands that have tended it over the years.
Explore the different areas that make up Vann Garden. From the iconic Water Garden to the formal Yew Walk and the rambling roses of the Old Garden, Vann offers a variety of planting and vistas to delight the eye of visitors.
Plan your visit to Vann with our comprehensive information page with everything you need to know about entry fees, parking, refreshments and access.
Vann has hosted several open-air theatre productions in recent years and we are planning more events in the future. Watch this space or subscribe to our Facebook and Instagram pages for news.
Shakespeare at Vann
Full of music, fun, and romance – Troubadour’s Romeo + Juliet is suitable for all the family, re-telling Shakespeare’s classic with all the life and energy it deserves.
Troubadour Stageworks is back with its sixth Shakespeare production, bringing their characteristic music, energy, and fast-paced approach to the bard to his most famous tragedy. With their in depth understanding of the play and accessible approach, this is the perfect Shakespeare for all the family – life-long fans and first-timers alike!
We have two performances on 29th July at 1.30pm and 6pm – click on the relevant buttons to the right to purchase tickets. In addition, you will have the option to purchase an “early entry” for both performances, which allows entry 90 mins before they start – so you can explore the garden as well!