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Painswick Rococo Garden

Gloucester Road, Painswick GL6 6TH, England
01452 813204
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Ranked #2 of 3 Attractions in Painswick
Type: Gardens
Owner description: Historically Painswick Rococo Garden is very important, as it is the sole complete survivor from the brief Rococo period (1720 – 1760). These gardens... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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south west england
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44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We visited the gardens after a number of years of meaning to. And what a pleasant surprise. Wonderfully laid out gardens sprawling across the carefully maintained plot leading from the main house down to the eagles point and across to a pond. From here the gardens run upwards and across to vegetable areas and a small maze area. Good fun... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

A lovely big garden - much of it to create food for the on site cafe - beautifully tended and designed.

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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Wonderful weather made this a lovely outing for the family ranging in ages from 68 to 6 plus a child's wheelchair. Despite the sloping paths we managed to get around fairly easily and were very impressed with the gardens. Views from the top were lovely. A lot of work mainly by volunteers keeps this garden going and such a variety... More

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Reading, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

A very pleasant walk around great flower borders and slightly odd follies. interesting inter-planting of vegetables and flowers. Borders are meticulously tended. When we went late afternoon there were very few people around. The cafe offers delightful good value food - I had to be restrained from eating more than one of the delicious cakes on offer! All the staff... More

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Doncaster
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We are not garden enthusiasts as such but really enjoyed our visit here. It's not a typical garden, but has an interesting layout and follies and a maze. Didn't visit at snowdrop time but imagine it would be worth seeing then. Lunch was really good too.

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Painswick, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

The work undertaken to bring this garden to life is to be admired. Great garden design on a small valley site. The snowdrops are world famous. Imaginative Follies, plunge pool, lake and 250 year celebration maze. Good coffee and cake shop.

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

Thank you for your review, we are pleased you enjoyed the 18th century design of the Garden. During next years snowdrop season we will be displaying a giant mosaic snowdrop! More

Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Lots to see in terms of follies, nature walks, fruit and vegetables etc and a real pleasure to walk round ending with homemade cake and a cuppa 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 the Garden and our home made cakes. More

Hereford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We hadn't been to this garden for years so it was great to see how much it has been developed. The weather was good so helped to make the visit special. Friendly staff at the shop and cafe and enjoyed a tasty scone with my coffee.

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

Thank you for your comments about how the Garden has developed in recent years, our gardening team have been working very hard over the last couple of years to improve the visitor experience and I will pass on your comments. Glad the home made scone came up to scratch as well, we are now serving these with a locally made... More

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Garden is full of charm and a great place to unwind before checking into your local accommodation. Great views with nice gentle walks.

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

Thank you for taking the time to write your review and we are pleased you found the Garden to be a haven to unwind, for that is one of our main aims. More

Hereford, United Kingdom
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74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

We have visited many times to see the snowdrops, which are unsurpassable. Being at a loose end I visited last week to see how it looked during the summer. It certainly wes different, with little colour The predominant colour is verdant green, provided by the many fruit trees and vegetable plots. There was a little colour near the exedra, but... More

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

Thank you for your review and we are delighted that you visited the Garden during the summer. We are so often known (quite rightly!) for having a spectacular display of snowdrops, and visitors often don't realise that a summer visit can be just as interesting and quite different. You are so right in saying we are not a plantman's garden... More

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