The Garden Guide

Painshill Park

One of the great eighteenth century landscape gardens, representing the Augustan phase of the serpentine style. It was owned and designed Charles Hamilton (between 1738 and 1773), set in a wooded valley. There is a lake, a Gothic temple, a Chinese bridge, a ruined abbey, a Turkish tent and a remarkable grotto. The garden fell into decay but is being restored with great skill and vigour. The island grotto is a masterpiece.
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Portsmouth Road, Cobham, Surrey, England, KT11 1JE

All year. Daily except 25th and 26th December. Open 10:30am to 6pm (4pm or dusk November to February). Grotto only open weekends and bank holidays.

Adult £6.60

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