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Painswick Rococo Garden

Gloucester Road, Painswick GL6 6TH, England
+44 1452 813204
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Even on a rainy day

This is a beautiful garden with several different areas and follies dotted about. We enjoyed the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Well Worth Searching Out

This garden is at the top of the hill above the village with great views across the valley and... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Hexham, United Kingdom
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Painswick Rococo Garden is a unique 18th century garden set in a hidden valley with lovely views of the surrounding countryside. Painswick Rococo Garden was designed in the 1740s as an English country gentleman's pleasure garden, a place for holding intimate garden parties. Laid out in a hidden valley around Painswick House, the Garden is now the country's only complete surviving rococo garden. Since 1984, an ambitious restoration programme has transformed the Garden from a woodland wilderness into a stunning place to escape the busy world. Enjoy beautifully-framed views or snuggle in one of the fanciful garden buildings. Battle to find the centre of the unusual maze and enjoy homemade food in the cafe afterwards. The Garden is famous for its snowdrop displays in winter, usually February
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good35%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
Gloucester Road, Painswick GL6 6TH, England
+44 1452 813204
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful garden with several different areas and follies dotted about. We enjoyed the autumn colour despite the drizzle!

Thank LLSL
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This garden is at the top of the hill above the village with great views across the valley and countryside. Within the garden there are many follies and buildings and wonderful vistas. It is clear to see the hard work which has been done to...More

Thank PASP123
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited late afternoon when most people had left, so it was nice and quiet. I was surprised at the views over the garden and to explore all the varies areas. It was a bit drizzly so did not spend as long there as we might...More

Thank Lesley S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

October isn’t the greatest month in which to visit any garden unless there has been a conscious focus on autumn interest, which is not the case here. But looking for gentle relaxation at the end of a week’s frantic attraction visiting a stroll round the...More

Thank FPrefect
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I often take visitors to this garden, it's so peaceful and yet quirky. They have borrowed an apple press this autumn and invited people to book in to press their own apples for a small donation. I'm over the moon...it was such fun, lovely to...More

Thank thruppennyl
Reviewed 6 October 2017

Unusual gardens. Interesting features with borders and veg planning in the dip of the garden. Small but varied garden with plenty of vistas and walks. The maze defeated us but was fun. Lunch was good. Tuna mayo sandwich with chips and not too pricey.

Thank c r
Reviewed 29 September 2017

Gardens are beautiful, lots of little tucked away areas to explore, ponds, geese, fish and several little follies and summer houses. When we arrived we had a coffee then fully explored the gardens, heading back to the cafe at about 2pm for a sandwich. We...More

Thank Ruth B
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Heavenly please visit in spring when the snowdrops bloom. its been a few years since I last visited but it has remained in my memory as stunning.

1  Thank Fred C
Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

Beautiful gardens in a lovely rural setting nice ponds helpful staff very interesting shrubs and plants amazing peace and tranquillity but beware of the steep inclines parking was excellent

Thank 110,936
Reviewed 14 September 2017

a lovely peaceful garden with beautiful designs, wheelchair friendly, do take a picnic and enjoy! well laid out

Thank hensmanhouse
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9 September 2017|
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Response from BrotherLawrence | Reviewed this property |
Plenty of parking but I would say not great for a buggy
Claire J
11 February 2017|
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Response from DomPHamilton | Property representative |
Hi again Claire. Not sure what happened with the links, sorry. Adult Gift Aid admission is £8, standard £7.20.
Joan H
18 January 2017|
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Response from AntoniaTrip | Reviewed this property |
Hi, they are up now, but wait for a sunny day.