5 things to enjoy at Painshill in December

Who says a garden is just for summer! The Painshill landscape has a different kind of beauty over the winter months, but it is still spectacular. Low mists can hang over the lake in the mornings or snow can fall and turn it into a winter wonderland.

At the weekend families flock to Painshill for the winter statue trail and the atmosphere is fun and festive. In the week the landscape is often quiet, offering calm and tranquil walks to its visitors.

Here’s 5 things to enjoy at Painshill in December….

1. Frosty Follies

On cold days you might be tempted to stay indoors, but getting out into the landscape is worth it. Wrap up warm and you are rewarded with sparkling bridges and frost covered follies.

In winter the bare trees open up views that are covered in the summer months. 18th century visitors would delight in capturing a glimpse of the Temple of Bacchus or the Five Arch Bridge, in an order that was intended to intrigue and charm the visitor. Come along once the leaves and dropped and see the difference yourself.

winter frost

2. Evergreens

As the leaves drop it can’t help but highlight the steadfast evergreens. Winter is the time to admire and celebrate them just as we decorate our houses with them and make wreaths from their branches. Painshill offers many beautiful spots to enjoy them including Alpine Valley and Fir Walk. Look out for incredible trees like The Great Cedar and winter heroes like holly and mistletoe.

The Gothic Tower in winter

3. Superheroes

Talking of heroes! Painshill’s festive winter trail runs throughout December. Go in search for Superman, watch out for Wonder Woman, hunt for Hulk and see if you can spot Spiderman. It’s fun for all children,(and for those young at heart too!).

Superhero trail at Painshill

4. Christmas Treats

Festive treats are now available in the Tea Room. Warm up with a mulled wine, indulge in a mince pie or bring a smile to someone’s face with a superhero cake.

Mulled wine

5. Painshill Sparkling Wine

The Painshill Gift Shop is full of Christmas decorations and gifts. Pick up something for your tree or treat someone special to our signature Kitchen Garden Gin. We are expecting a delivery of wine in the next 2 weeks. Look our for our email once it is in stock and grab yourself a bottle, just in time for Christmas!

sparkling wine