Painshill Landscape Garden

Portsmouth Road
KT11 1JE


Opening Times

March to October Opening Times - 01/03/20 to 31/10/20
  • Monday 10:00 - 18:00
  • Tuesday 10:00 - 18:00
  • Wednesday 10:00 - 18:00
  • Thursday 10:00 - 18:00
  • Friday 10:00 - 18:00
  • Saturday 10:00 - 18:00
  • Sunday 10:00 - 18:00
  • Bank Holiday Open
November to February Opening Times - 01/11/20 to 28/02/21
  • Monday 10:00 - 16:00
  • Tuesday 10:00 - 16:00
  • Wednesday 10:00 - 16:00
  • Thursday 10:00 - 16:00
  • Friday 10:00 - 16:00
  • Saturday 10:00 - 16:00
  • Sunday 10:00 - 16:00
  • Bank Holiday Open


Winding paths will take you on a journey to discover a living piece of art with simply stunning views and beautiful garden buildings. Stroll around their Serpentine Lake, wander through woodland and promenade pass follies, including the Ruined Abbey, Gothic Temple and Turkish Tent, to name just a few.

A Grade 1 listed garden, Painshill was created between 1738 and 1773 by the Honourable Charles Hamilton after he was inspired by Renaissance landscape painting. From the sparkling crystal Grotto to the amazing Gothic Tower, each of the beautifully unique buildings is dramatically placed to create a living canvas. Other key features include the Waterwheel, a quaint Hermitage hidden in the woods and the Painshill Vineyard.

For families there is a natural play area and wildlife spotting trials as well as wildflower meadows to run around in and get back to nature. Dogs are very welcome at Painshill, so all the family can enjoy!

You can spend a whole day at Painshill or there are shorter accessible routes around the Serpentine Lake. Bring a picnic or visit Hamilton’s Tea Room for some delicious treats and refreshments, and don’t forget to visit the Painshill Shop to view an extensive range of gifts, souvenirs, decorations and even Painshill’s very own Sparkling Wine.

*limited opening times


All Areas Accessible to Disabled Visitors
Demonstrations Given
Dogs Accepted
Facility for service dogs
Family Fun
Forest Location
Guide Dogs Permitted
Guided Tours Available for Groups
Guided Tours Available for Individuals
In countryside
Indoor Attraction
Marketed Towards Children
Marketed Towards Families
Marketed Towards Senior Citizens
On site parking
On-Site cafe/restaurant
Outdoor Attraction
Parking (free)
Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
Wheelchair user accessible
Wi-fi available