Painswick Rococo Garden, Painswick

Painswick Rococo Garden is set in a hidden Cotswold valley and dates from Georgian times. Over the last 30 years it has been restored to its original layout as depicted in a painting dated 1748. The Garden now allows you to step back into the sensual early 18th century, when gardens were becoming theatrical and romantic backdrops for entertaining guests. During the Rococo period, home owners competed amongst themselves to create flamboyant designs and sought to visually surprise their visitors with architecture and vistas rather than the horticultural unusual.

Here at Painswick, contemporary follies nestle next to dramatic views and woodland walks. We are particularly proud of our large kitchen garden which was created right in the middle of the original design layout. We grow many forms of heritage fruit and vegetables.

The Garden can also offer an unusual and romantic setting for civil weddings and partnership ceremonies.

Our cafe serves a delicious range of homemade cakes and light meals using products grown here or from local producers. It makes the perfect stopping point even if you haven’t time to enjoy the Garden on this visit and is popular with locals. For 2014 we can now offer free wi-fi access.

We have a free car park and dogs are welcome in the grounds on leads.

We are open from 10th January to 31st October, daily from 10.30 to 17.00
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  • Our first visit to Rococo Gardens. So glad we found this beautiful Gardens. We visited the Cotswold for a short break along with our dog. So obviously had to go onto the internet to find Dog friendly ...  more »
  • We were so pleased to have happened upon these gardens whilst exploring the Cotswolds. Even though it was November the gardens looked so lovely and the autumn colours on the tress was breathtaking. It...  more »
  • Visited in late October and enjoyed exploring this attractive garden the well marked paths and interesting features made for a good experience. The maze is great fun though our dog did not get the ide...  more »
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  • Lovely gardens in a stunning location. Views are amazing. On-site restaurant was excellent - good prices for home cooked food. Gift shop had a good range of items. Will definitely visit again.
  • This place is really lovely. I walked around in the sunshine with my mum, it was really quite and child out. There is a great area for the kids to play so I'd like to come back for a family visit. It is fairly expensive but a garden like that needs a lot of upkeep so I can understand why the cost is what it is.
  • I live locally and had always seen the signs but never visited until today and I am so glad that we did. Lots of natural habitats and original artwork to see with a children's play area and safe maze. It is fair to say that there are lots of hills, however virtually every slope and set of stairs has a handrail. Wear sensible shoes as paths are established but natural. If you are wheelchair bound then there are enough accessable areas to make your trip worthwhile. There is a really nice cafe which is very reasonably priced.
  • Good experience from first arrival, stewarded parking on the slightly sloping field, good toilet facilities there and around the grounds. Entrance payment area shared with their shop could have been better if there was some extra space. Gardens and activities for youngsters were good.
  • Is that building tiny or is it just far away? Nice to walk around for a couple of hours though some areas could do with smartening up a bit, although this could have something to do with the time of year. Lovely snowdrops though
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