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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  • Me and my partner are visiting Painswick for a lovely peaceful few days away. We went to rococo gardens to have a nice walk around and maybe a cup of tea. Entry was £17.90 for both of us and the actua...  more »
  • Different from the parks and stately home gardens. The Rococo gardens of Painswick is the only remaining of its type in England. The gardens offers a walk through a blue bell wood, a maze, beautiful f...  more »
  • 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.
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