Painshill Park is a beautiful landscape garden in Surrey. It’s a hidden gem and I can’t believe I hadn’t been before now as it’s only a short car journey away from us. We were inspired to go by Katy from hotpinkwellingtons.com and we owe her a big thank you!
Last week felt like a real start to spring with warm sunny days almost everyday so I took the opportunity to enjoy some Betty days and decided to visit Painshill on one of those days, the sunniest of the lot I think. I had a tired tot on my hands so it took us a while to get going and past the café (that girl LOVES a café) but eventually we were amongst the sea of daffodils and hunting for fairies whilst snacking on picnic goods.
There are a few routes to take around the park but we were advised to follow the historic track. It led us through a wooded area, up a hill and across to a stunning gothic temple. Betty decided this would be the perfect picnic spot and I fully agreed. We settled down to lunch looking over the river with the sun shining. It was just perfect.
After lunch we wandered through some more woodland and out to the river which was utterly breath taking. I feel like such an old lady when I say that but it’s true. The water was so calm, the birds were tweeting and there must have been only three other people about. Betty fancied a sit in the buggy so I was able to take my time and breathe in the calm and peacefulness.
The track takes you round in a large circle so we were soon back to our starting point and Betty’s haven, the café.
I haven’t stopped thinking about it since a so as soon as it’s sunny again we’ll be back there for sure!
Let me know if you pay a visit and try a different route round.