Painshill Landscape Garden



Portsmouth Road, Cobham, Surrey, KT11 1JE

Tel: +44 (0)1932 868113

The Ruined Abbey at Painshill


Painshill is a beautiful 18th century landscape garden to visit in Surrey. The 160 acre wonderland has something for everyone. Discover the crystal Grotto (limited opening times) and other mystical follies including the Gothic Temple, Ruined Abbey, Turkish Tent and Gothic Tower. See historic plantings and learn all about the John Bartram Heritage Collection of North American trees and shrubs (Plant Heritage, NCCPG) Other features include a restored Waterwheel, a Hermitage hidden in the woods and a Vineyard and 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.

Group visits and guided tours

Painshill offers pre-booked discounted rates for adult groups (numbers 10+). Pre-ordered lunches and refreshments can be arranged. Group visits can include a guided tour.

Guided tours include…

  • Painshill Historic Tour
  • Head Gardener Tour
  • Joint Tours with other attractions

Outdoor learning

Painshill, also offers a broad range of outdoor learning activities for school visits.

Activities are suitable for Early Years, Key Stage 1and Key Stage 2 curriculums. The experienced Education Team can also offer bespoke outdoor learning activities for Higher and Further Education and groups with a range of Special Educational Needs.

Book Tickets



  • Facility for service dogs
  • Guide Dogs Permitted
  • Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
  • Ramp/Level Access - Accessible route available


  • Cafe
  • Catering for groups
  • On-Site cafe/restaurant
  • Picnic area
  • Picnic Site
  • Refreshments Available

Children & Infants

  • Children's Meals
  • Family Friendly, Children Welcome

Establishment Features

  • Conference facilities
  • Event Venue
  • Guided tours
  • Open all year round
  • Team / Corporate Activities
  • Toilets

Parking & Transport

  • Coach parking
  • On site parking
  • Parking (free)
  • Railway station within 5 miles

Payment Methods

  • Blue Badge Guides admitted free
  • Can be packages by 3rd parties
  • Delta accepted
  • Groups Accepted
  • Maestro
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Special group rates
  • TIC Staff Admitted Free
  • Visa
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • In countryside
  • Outdoor Attraction
  • Village Location

Specialist Features

  • Educational Groups
  • Family Fun
  • Marketed Towards Children
  • Marketed Towards Families
  • Marketed Towards Senior Citizens
  • Marketed towards student/youth

Tours and Demonstrations

  • Educational Visits Accepted
  • Guided Tours Available for Groups
  • Guided Tours Available for Individuals


Map & Directions

Road Directions

Painshill can be reached via the M25 / J10 / A3 towards London. Exit at Junction with A245 towards Cobham. Entrance to free car park is off Between Streets, Cobham, (A245) 200m east of the A245/A307 roundabout.

Public Transport Directions

By Rail:

Take the train from Waterloo or Vauxhall to Cobham & Stoke d’Abernon or Weybridge (SouthWest Trains). Note: Taxis are available from Cobham or Weybridge Railway Stations. Alternatively, take the train from Waterloo to Surbiton or Kingston then by direct link The Surrey Parks and Gardens Explorer Bus Route 515 / 515A.

By Bus:

Route 408 (Epsom Buses): Sutton / Leatherhead / Cobham (No Saturday or Sunday service).

Route 515 / 515A (Travel London) The Surrey Park and Gardens Explorer Bus Kingston / Surbiton / Esher / Cobham / Wisley / Guildford.


  • Painshill


  • Tourism South East Award -Tourism South East Member 24/25 - Gold Tourism South East Member 24/25 - Gold 2024

Opening Times

2024 (1 Mar 2024 - 31 Oct 2024)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 18:00*
Open (1 Nov 2024 - 31 Dec 2024)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00*
2025 (1 Jan 2025 - 28 Feb 2025)
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 16:00*

* Closes at dusk if earlier than stated time. Closed on Christmas Day and Boxing Day

Dates and times marked with a '*' are provisional and may be subject to change

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