Painshill 18th century landscape garden was created between 1738 and 1773, by the Hon. Charles Hamilton.
Born in Dublin in 1704, Hamilton, the ninth son and 14th child of the Sixth Earl of Abercorn, embarked on two Grand Tours across Europe before acquiring the land at Painshill. With ancient artefacts in his luggage and Italian romance and natural beauty in his head – along with exotic plants seen on his tours – his vision was to create ‘living paintings’ in a new style of a magical garden.
Inspired by Renaissance art and his Grand Tours, Hamilton went on to create a sequence of breathtaking and surprising vistas at Painshill. The landscapes form living works of art into which Hamilton placed follies for dramatic effect.
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Please visit the Paisnhill website for more information, entrance fees and how to get there.
Painshill has a wonderful planned landscape with lots of follies and interesting vistas. There is even a tower with magnificent views across the Surrey Countryside. With lakes, wildlife, a water wheel, people and architecture pains hill makes a wonderful site for a Photo Walk.
There is an entrance fee for Painshill but you will be rewarded with a great place to walk and photograph. You can pick up a map on your visit or take a look at this AllTrails route