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Painswick Rococo Garden

Gloucester Road, Painswick GL6 6TH, England
01452 813204
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Ranked #3 of 3 Attractions in Painswick
Type: Gardens, Outdoors
Owner description: Historically Painswick Rococo Garden is very important, as it is the sole complete survivor from...
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Type: Gardens, Outdoors
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.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Rococo garden, wonderful natural scenery and landscapes, quiet of the village; wonderful trips and walks in the surroundings. It was my first time in the Cotswolds, I've been charmed by the place, wonderful!

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

Thank you for writing your review, we are pleased you enjoyed the Garden and the village of Painswick. We are very lucky to have the Garden situated in such lovely countryside and the views being integral to the overall design. More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
3 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Beautiful rococo gardens A delightful way to spend a couple of hours in the open air Delicious artisan cakes in the cafe

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

Thank you for your review. Delighted you enjoyed the Garden and our home made cakes. More 

London, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

A great addition to our walk around painswick. We went at the end of autumn and the gardens still looked great . Definitely nice to walk around with kids. Cafe and gift shop looked nice but didn't stop to eat.

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

Thank you for your review and recommendation. We are glad the whole family enjoyed the visit. The mixture of follies, woodland walks and maze make the Garden interesting to all ages. More 

Pershore, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

We spent a delightful few hours at the garden and in the tea rooms. The bright autumn day showed off the gardens and buildings and we had great fun finding our way around the maze. The tea rooms offered a good selection of drinks and cakes and light lunches. We hope to return in the new year when the snowdrops... More 

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

Thank you for your kind review and we are pleased you enjoyed the Garden and restaurant. We reopen for the season on 10th January and expect the snowdrops to be at their best in early February. For 2015 we have an exhibition of mosaic sculptures, included a giant snowdrop! More 

Courtenay, Vancouver Island, BC
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22 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We were looking for something closer to our holiday "home" that day, and decided to check out the rococo garden at Painswick. Painswick itself is a very picturesque and active town, and the garden - just outside of the town - was a delight. Built in the mid-1700s when gardens were elaborate backdrops for theatre and party, it has follies,... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write this lovely review. We are very lucky with the Rococo Garden being so closely located to the village of Painswick and situated in the wonderful Cotswolds. The views we have so enhance the experience of visiting this Garden, which was as you say designed for social enjoyment. More 

Capel, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014

After visiting Stroud we arrived at Painswick in time to enjoy the country hospitality of the cafe and delicious soup for lunch. Though it drizzled on and off during our afternoon stroll in the garden we thoroughly enjoyed the indulgent atmosphere and the variety of the different planting areas and follies. It was both beautiful and a small experience of... 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 you found the time to visit the Garden during your trip. Our soups are very popular in the cooler months of opening and are made from produce harvested from our own Kitchen Garden. More 

Chester
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57 reviews 57 reviews
15 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We enjoyed our visit to this garden and although we only had a short time (2 hours) to explore we managed to see a large portion of it. The daughter of a friend married here last year so I had seen photographs, but there are lovely vistas from the higher parts of the garden that I hadn't expected. Autumn was... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed the Garden. The snowdrop season usually runs throughout February and for 2015 we have a sculptor displaying her works, one of which is a giant snowdrop. More 

London
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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

We chose to visit on a Sunday end August while walking in the area. Although the gardens certainly seem beautiful, the experience was completely marred by the noise of the gardeners mowing, blowing leaves, cutting etc. One riding a tractor had earmuffs - the visitors didn't. It also in several instances meant spoilt photos. Obviously gardens need upkeep, but surely... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to post your review on the Garden and we are sorry that it did not meet your exacting standards due to the tractor being used to cut the grass. We note that you say you found the Garden beautiful, unfortunately that just does not happen and involves a lot of hard work by our... More 

Cheltenham Spa
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69 reviews 69 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014 via mobile

Six months ago we found this delightful cafe. Today, called for lunch and everything just as good as we remembered. Home made caulflower bake made with Leonard Stanley cheddar . Excellent. I don't know anywhere else which uses such high quality cheese in cooking. Home made rich fruit cake. Again excellent. My wife enjoyed home made pork pies which she... More 

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

We are very pleased you enjoyed your second visit to the restaurant. The cauliflower cheese has been very popular, the pork pies made as a special never last long as they are in great demand. Like many pubs and attractions in the the area, we do allow dogs into the restaurant, as it is not against the law to do... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

Ignore the poor and unfair reviews. This garden is a gem. If you want Kew gardens go to London. It looked ethereal in the early Autumn light. A lot of work has been undertaken in order to preserve the unique beauty of this garden. I do not know how some visitors could have got round it quickly. They must have... More 

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

Thank you for your lovely review of the Garden. We were so taken with the stone conkers that the artist left them here for us at the end of an exhibition!. We look forward to seeing you at snowdrop time. In 2015 we will be displaying a very special giant snowdrop. More 

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