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Painswick Rococo Garden

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Address: Gloucester Road, Painswick GL6 6TH, England
Phone Number: 01452 813204
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Description: Historically Painswick Rococo Garden is very important, as it is the sole...
Historically Painswick Rococo Garden is very important, as it is the sole complete survivor from the brief Rococo period (1720 – 1760). These gardens differ from the more traditional 19th and 20th century designs, as they were mini landscapes designed almost as theatrical sets for the home owner to entertain his guests with lavish garden parties. One thing they were not were great flower gardens.At Painswick, romantic follies combine with long vistas, informal plantings, and a large kitchen garden to create a relaxing environment for todays visitor to appreciate how our forefathers lived and to understand how gardens have changed over the centuries.
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Snowdrops galore!

This garden set in the hollow among the higher Cotswold hills is a delight to visit. The walks are are wood-chipped and there are very many scenic benches. A bluebell walk is is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
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BURY ST EDMUNDS
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BURY ST EDMUNDS
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

This garden set in the hollow among the higher Cotswold hills is a delight to visit. The walks are are wood-chipped and there are very many scenic benches. A bluebell walk is is being planted for the coming years. All facilities good but difficult for wheelchairs.

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Barrow-upon-Humber
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Some slight hints of Portmerion which add a whimsical touch to this garden. The snowdrops are the stars this time of year but I guess it would be interesting in spring and summer too.

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Birmingham, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We visited many years ago, but still remember the vast grounds of snowdrops....just like a blanket of snow. Have been to many other places to see the snowdrops, but not quite like here.

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Paul M, Manager at Painswick Rococo Garden, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review and we are delighted you enjoyed the Garden. I will pass on your comment to the Garden team who will be thrilled. More 

Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We visited at lunchtime on a Wednesday which was warm with sunny intervals - perfect weather as it turned out. We visited with our well-behaved (mostly) Springer Spaniel who was warmly welcomed on a lead. We decided on a drink and snack before we set off round the garden. The food on offer is excellent and generally homemade. We had... More 

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Paul M, Manager at Painswick Rococo Garden, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. Your advice about footwear and avoiding slopes is right on the button and I could not put it better myself. Thank you. Hope we will see you and your spaniel again during the seasons. More 

Bath, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

What a treat! We arrived just after 11am on a sunny February morning midweek - and avoided the crowds. A mere handful of people were scattered around, and we were able to go slowly and thoroughly enjoy the beauty. By the time we left, at 12.45, the carpark was nearly full and there were people in a long queue to... More 

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Paul M, Manager at Painswick Rococo Garden, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your lovely review. It is always sensible to catch us early on sunny winter day, although later in the afternoon can often help to miss the crowds on busy days. Hope your snowdrops grow well. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Attracted by the promise of snow drops we were not disappointed. There were snowdrops at every turn, but also enough much else to make for an interesting visit . We enjoyed a couple of hours walking the formal gardens, around the pond, and through the maze. Well worth getting out for some Winter fresh air.

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Paul M, Manager at Painswick Rococo Garden, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We have done a lot of additional planting in recent years to spread the display around the Garden. Hopefully you will be able to make it back to get some summer air. More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Well signposted, bit of a nightmare to park though a hilly field with recent rain quite muddy must say that there were car parking attendants on hand with directions. A short walk to the gardens which I must say are quite spectacular stunning display of snowdrops and beautifully laid out gardens complete with a maze (I do love a maze).... More 

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Paul M, Manager at Painswick Rococo Garden, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and we are really glad you enjoyed your day out. You are quite right the overflow car in the field can get a but muddy when we are busy, but we are pleased he hard working attendants directed you well. More 

Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We went to see the snowdrops and spent a lovely few hours walking around the grounds which are gorgeous. The paths are well laid out and easy to walk. There are some steps but not loads and you can avoid them. We had a lovely drink and carrot cake in the safe there too. They are in the process of... More 

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Paul M, Manager at Painswick Rococo Garden, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review and we look forward to seeing you again when the bluebell walk opens which should be in a few weeks. Over the years we have planted a lot of bluebells in the top wood but will take us a few years to get up to the numbers of snowdrops we have. More 

Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Visited on a cold cloudy day. Lots to see in the extensive and varied garden areas, drifts of snowdrops this month. Very warm welcome in the cafe and car park. Delicious range of home cooked cakes, scones, soup etc. Very good signage everywhere giving a good idea of what is planted in readiness for Spring and Summer. Give yourself at... More 

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Paul M, Manager at Painswick Rococo Garden, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write you review. I am delighted the warm welcome contrasted to the cold day! I will pass on your comments to all our staff and volunteers. More 

Preston Candover, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

superb snowdrops fantastic display , would love to see gardens in their summer glory, only problem could be access as some paths very steep and not solid underfoot.

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Paul M, Manager at Painswick Rococo Garden, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review, Hopefully you will be able to make it back again later in the year. The heritage roses look lovely usually during June and July so that may be one to mark in the diary. More 

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