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Wine of the gods at Painshill - Bacchus revealed

PUBLISHED: 19:29 13 October 2008 | UPDATED: 15:30 20 February 2013

Lady Marie Alexander of Weedon, chair of Painshill Park, and Sarah Goad, Lord Lieutenant of Surrey

Lady Marie Alexander of Weedon, chair of Painshill Park, and Sarah Goad, Lord Lieutenant of Surrey

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.

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