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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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Kew Gardens, but at a manageable scale

I have just visited Rococo again, having first been 5 years ago..On this occasion my wife and I were accompanied by a couple of friends who are 'Friends of Kew', fully expecting... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I have just visited Rococo again, having first been 5 years ago..On this occasion my wife and I were accompanied by a couple of friends who are 'Friends of Kew', fully expecting them to be difficult to impress. But they, like us, loved it. The great thing about Rococo is that it is of a much more human scale than... More 

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

Thank you for your wonderful review of the Garden. We are delighted you and your friends enjoyed the visit. Just to clarify, our cafe is in fact open 7 days a week from 11.00 to 17.00 serving coffee, teas and cakes, all made in our own kitchen. It is our light lunches that we serve between 12.00 and 14.00 and... More 

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Visited here as a treat (milestone birthday), thought that £7.00 entrance fee was a bit steep for what there was to see here - but, maybe that's just me.The gardens feature eccentric buildings, ponds, wells, follies, a maze and a "heritage" vegetable garden...amongst other things, it was a pleasant enough walk around all these...but, I don't know...there were signs up... More 

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

Thank you for your review. I am sorry you felt the price a bit steep. I am not sure which milestone birthday you were celebrating but we offer a concessionary price for over 60s. The sign is not because of the rarity of plants in the Garden but more to ensure that visitors do not remove material that would be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

This garden has been well-restored, is full of colour and provides many vantage points from which it is a picture. We found it quiet and interesting, with local varieties of fruit trees in a regimented fruit & veg garden below the main flower borders. And there is a super maze - best viewed from the hill above. Nice coffee and... More 

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

Thank you for your review. The espalier fruit trees consist of 6 heritage apples and 6 heritage pears. They are all about 20 years old now and well established. The fruit goes into pies, cakes and chutney we make on site. In very productive years surplus fruit goes to local jam and juice makers. More 

Grays Thurrock, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

The gardens are quite interesting and when we arrived there were some gardeners working on the vegetable plots. They were happy to talk and explain what they were doing and point out various plants. The garden has some nice viewing areas and also a few architectural points of interest. We finished off our visit with a cream tea in the... More 

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

Thank you for your kind review. Our garden staff and volunteers are always happy to discuss anything with visitors so please feel free to approach them. More 

Brixham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We saw the Painswick Rococco Garden Listed in in a Freebie guide to the Cotswolds and decided to visit as we had no idea what to expect and were intrigued. Unlike most gardens this one is model on a European garden form which was fashionable for only a short period in England. Modestly the owners state that it is much... More 

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

Thank you for you for your informative review. The guide you used was one produced by Cotswold Tourism, the offer runs in early summer and then through Autumn. More 

Tadworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

The gardens were exceptional and quite easy to walk around, there were many beds and borders to explore. The icing on the cake was truly the cakes in the cafe.

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

Thank you for your review. We are delighted you enjoyed exploring the Garden and the cakes. More 

Durham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Absolutely brilliant place t go and saunter, admiring everything to do with plants and nature, see the lake, the bluebell woods (in season) and everything that a trip here offers yo all including disabled people. Superb place .

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

Thank you so much for your lovely review. A saunter is exactly what the Garden was designed for in the 18th century. We would however recommend those with mobility difficulties to give us a call first to check on the suitability of the terrain. More 

Dordrecht, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

The garden is on The Cotswolds Way: an easy detour for a good cup of coffee or a light lunch. Staff is very friendly. Loved the garden itself. Such a pleasure to see something rescued from the ivy. As a veg fan, particularly liked the kitchen garden: amazing artichokes.

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

Thank you for your review. We are very lucky that the Cotswold Way passes our entrance and can provide a stop over for refreshments and even a walk around the Garden. We have noticed in the last couple of years we are getting more walkers and cyclists calling in to the cafe even if they do not have time to... More 

Dorset
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This garden is well worth a visit if you are in the area. Although the paths are steep in some places there were well-placed seats to get your breath back. The staff were helpful and welcoming. Great home-made cakes in the cafe.

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

Thank you for your kind review. I will pass on your comments to the staff and volunteers. More 

Oxford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

the garden has been well thought out you do need good shoes as there is a lot of up/down hill walking can be a bit slippery if wet

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

Thank you for your review and we are pleased you enjoyed your visit. With the Garden set in a hidden valley there are indeed slopes to encounter, but on the plus side it does give us lovely views of the surrounding countryside! More 

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Address: Gloucester Road, Painswick GL6 6TH, England
Phone Number: 01452 813204
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