Painshill Park

A lake surrounded by gardens and woodland.
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One of the most important 18th century landscape parks in Europe. Created between 1738 and 1773 by the Hon.

Venue Type:

Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

Mon-Sun 1030-1800
Mon to Sun 1100-1600
Open bank holidays

Closed: Christmas Day and Boxing Day

Admission charges

Adults £6.60
Concessions £5.80
Accompanied children (5-16) £3.85
Under 5's Free

Authentic 18th century plantings - The Painshill Heritage Plant Project is in its first stage - American Roots - which will culminate in an exhibition in the walled garden in July 2005. Working closeley with Historic Bartram Garden in Philidelphia, the Arnold Arboretum at Harvard University and Monticello in West Virginia, Painshill will establish a showcase for its collection of authentically sourced North American plants. Following the footsteps of John Bartram, Peter Collinson and Charles Hamilton, Painshill will show trees, shrubs and flowers with known provenace, some sourced from Bartram's original collecting sites on the eastern seaboard of North America.

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Heritage Open Days

Heritage Open Days: Painshill

  • 12 September 2015

If you are looking for a garden to visit then come to Painshill. The 158 acre wonderland has something for everyone and makes a great family day out. Discover the mystical follies, historic plantings, the John Bartram Heritage Collection of North American trees and shrubs (Plant Heritage, NCCPG), and some of Surrey's amazing wildlife.

You can spend a whole day at Painshill or there are shorter accessible routes around the Serpentine Lake. Dogs on short leads are welcome. Bring a picnic or visit Hamilton's Tea Room. Visit the Painshill Shop for gifts, greeting cards and to buy Painshill English Sparkling Wine

Suitable for

  • Any age


Painshill Park
Trust Ltd
Portsmouth Road
KT11 1JE




01932 868113


01932 868001

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