Wine of the gods at Painshill - Bacchus revealed
PUBLISHED: 19:29 13 October 2008 | UPDATED: 15:30 20 February 2013
Photos by Andy Newbold
Glasses of Painshill wine were raised to celebrate the return of the statue of Bacchus, god of wine, to Painshill Park in Cobham after more than 200 years.
The newly appointed statue, which was unveiled by the Lord Lieutenant of Surrey, Sarah Goad, and the rebuilding of the Temple of Bacchus are key elements of the ongoing restoration of this 18th century landscape park.
The unique gardens were created between 1738 and 1773 by owner Charles Hamilton.