When: 17th September (6.30pm – 8.30pm)
Where: Painshill, Portsmouth Road, Cobham, Surrey KT11 1JE
£: Admission costs £17 for adults, £12 for children, £15 for adult members and £10 for child members (includes light refreshments)
What is it?
Take a Walk on the Wild Side this weekend at Painshill gardens in Surrey.
Take a late night stroll with Painshill’s stars of the night. Enjoy the delights of the 18th century landscape in all its glory, whilst observing bats in their natural habitat. Listen to an introductory session on bats, before taking a walk across the landscape, where you will have the opportunity to watch and listen for bats using bat detectors.
Painshill is one of Europe’s most important 18th century landscape gardens. The 158-acre landscape garden represents the vision of an English gentleman, The Hon. Charles Hamilton. Inspired by Renaissance art and his Grand Tours across Europe, he created a sequence of breath-taking and surprising vistas. The landscapes, originally created between 1738 and 1773, form living works of art into which Hamilton placed follies for dramatic effect.
Painshill has undergone significant restoration in recent years. The Visitor Centre, which was opened in 2001, welcomes over 75,000 visitors every year.
More info: www.painshill.co.uk