Painshill is England's most elegant 18th-century landscape. Magnificently restored, it features a mix of awesome views, surreal follies, a serpentine lake and historic plantings.

Inspired by Renaissance art and a Grand Tour visit to Italy, the Honourable Charles Hamilton created his ‘garden of moods’ between 1738 and 1773. Painshill is now a wonderland covering 158 acres, featuring a crystal grotto (open at selected times), a romantic ruined abbey, a magical Gothic temple, a Turkish tent and the exotic Gothic tower. The ornamental pleasure grounds, vineyard, plantings and Plant Heritage (NCCPG) National Collection of North American trees and shrubs, offer seasonal interest.


Painshill

Portsmouth Road, Cobham, Surrey, KT11 1JE

01932 868113

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Opening times

Daily: 10am - 6pm

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