We have spent a lot of time over the last few months watering, we have lost a few things but on the whole most “new” trees and shrubs have survived. The vines are looking healthy at the moment – all the hot, dry and windy weather is ideal for them. We estimate that this year’s … Continue reading Summer news from the Landscape Team→
Come and join us for a starlit cinema screening of The Greatest Showman and Star Wars: The Last Jedi. There couldn’t be a better place to watch these iconic films. Set under the backdrop of the Gothic Temple, don’t miss your chance to enjoy some magical nights of cinema below the summer’s night … Continue reading Open Air Cinema comes to Painshill→
Wow, where does the time go! It seems like only the other day since our last update and so much has happened since. At the start of March we spent some time clearing snow off the main pathways and hedge tops, setting out onions and potatoes in the greenhouses and ordering our annual flower and … Continue reading Spring news from the Landscape Team→
PROTECT PAINSHILL FROM THE A3 DEVELOPMENT Highways England are proposing a number of changes to the M25 & A3 roads which will have a major negative impact on Painshill (Grade 1 listed landscape garden). Highways England’s proposed preferred development will ‘grab land’ from Painshill, meaning areas of the landscape will be lost forever under the … Continue reading Sign the petition & help protect Painshill from the A3 Development→
The plants are telling us that ‘spring has sprung’ … but has it? Apart from the gorgeous drifts of white throughout the Landscape from the snowdrops (Galanthus nivalis) we have started to be warmed by the sunshine yellow of the wild daffodils or “Lent Lillies” (Narcissus psuedonarcissus). They pop-up each year around this time culminating … Continue reading End of winter news from the Landscape Team→
As part of this preparation and tidying work we completed the annual pruning of the vines in the Vineyard. There are quite a few vines and it takes a large team effort to prune them all. We start by selecting the best “cane” for next year and our “spur”.