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Painswick Rococo Garden

Gloucester Road, Painswick GL6 6TH, England
+44 1452 813204
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Delightful!

A lovely stroll, and a nice place for a pint, after long trip from the States. Magical... and great... read more

Reviewed yesterday
SpringCB
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Ithaca, New York
Disappointing

We visited on a day out to Painswick. Having read about the gardens beforehand we thought there... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
MoirEngland
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Suffolk, England
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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
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  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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“nature trail” (15 reviews)
“cakes” (33 reviews)
“pigeon house” (12 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Gloucester Road, Painswick GL6 6TH, England
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+44 1452 813204
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Reviewed yesterday

A lovely stroll, and a nice place for a pint, after long trip from the States. Magical... and great for children!

Thank SpringCB
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We visited on a day out to Painswick. Having read about the gardens beforehand we thought there would be more to see than there was. Early in the year maybe for flowers to be blooming but apart from a few architectural features (that were in...More

Thank MoirEngland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The only surviving Rococo Garden. It's a lovely day out here with really interesting walks and architectural features. Early in the year there are 5 million snowdrops - a beautiful attraction.

Thank angie j
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Claire B, Marketing Manager at Painswick Rococo Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for your review, we're delighted you enjoyed your day with us. We've got lots to enjoy in the Garden this year, including open-air theatre in the Summer and our family Autumn Festival, so please come back and see us again soon!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

On a very grey and miserable day we ventured in to this lovely, traditional spot. Highlights Cosy, friendly cafe with good food Special Easter Trail for children Simple, unhurried atmosphere with natural play area for children Beautiful gardens with hidden features If you desire to...More

Thank JaneM1000
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Claire B, Marketing Manager at Painswick Rococo Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you so much for your review, you've really captured what Rococo Garden is all about. We'd love to welcome you here to enjoy a sunny day if you're ever heading our way again.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here to meet with friends, but were rather disappointed. Admittedly it was a bad weather day, but there was very little to see and nothing to admire. A lot of daffodils and grass, but very little else. Trying the maze would at least extend...More

Thank BrynEngland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped by, unplanned, after visiting nearby Prinknash Abbey. The weather was soft drizzle, pretty much all day. The price (8.50 for adults) was not unexpected for an independent garden (operated as a charity). What a surprisingly beautiful find. The quirky buildings that one finds...More

Thank Kelly N
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited today with my little boy after hearing good reviews from a friend. Even though I have lived in the area for 20 years, I have never visited and have to say it was worth the visit (although it was quite expensive). The Easter Garden...More

Thank Ashers123
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sceptical at first I was captivated by this small but perfect 18thC garden. It has the same charm as Stourhead or Painshill but on a much smaller scale. We expected to take 20 mins to walk round but found that following the outer boundary we...More

Thank lizandianp
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place was quiet when we went and so we weren't dealing with hordes of tourists - although the weather may have been partly responsible for that because it was wet, cold and muddy. Beyond the weather, we couldn't understand the attraction as there was...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First time I went here was about 10 years ago and I have just blown away with the gardens and the tranquillity of the place with so much to see and explore. Wanted to go back ever since and we just made it when the...More

Thank mona428
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DomPHamilton, General Manager at Painswick Rococo Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Many thanks for your review. We are proud to look after around 11 acres here, of which about half is depicted in the famous Thomas Robins 1748 painting of the House and Garden, our primary source for the restoration. As a registered charity, one of...More

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Wendy B
January 21, 2018|
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Response from DomPHamilton | Property representative |
There are probably a couple of miles' walking if you explore the whole of the site, which is about 10 acres. The Garden was built in a hidden valley behind Painswick House so there are some very steep slopes and uneven... More
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ringo123Hampshire
September 9, 2017|
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Response from BrotherLawrence | Reviewed this property |
Plenty of parking but I would say not great for a buggy
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Claire J
February 12, 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.
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