Painshill Landscape Garden

Portsmouth Road
KT11 1JE


Opening Times

March to October Opening Times - 01/03/19 to 31/10/19
  • 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 - 01/11/19 to 28/02/20
  • 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


An award-winning, beautiful 18th century landscape garden in the heart of Surrey, Painshill offers an 158 acre wonderland that has something for everyone. The perfect 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.

A Grade 1 listed 18th century garden, Painshill was created in the naturalistic style between 1738 and 1773, and was the artistic vision of the Honourable Charles Hamilton, 9th son and 14th child of the 6th Earl of Abercorn. Inspired by Hamilton’s Grand Tour across Europe in the 1700’s, each of the magical follies has been restored as per Hamilton’s original vision. From the award-winning crystal Grotto* to the Gothic Temple and Ruined Abbey, each of the beautifully unique follies, is set to ignite the imagination. Other key features and follies include the Turkish Tent, Gothic Tower as well as the restored Waterwheel, a quaint Hermitage hidden in the woods and the Painshill Vineyard.

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