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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

Love all the snowdrops and the walk around Rococo is fabulous if not slightly hilly.Food in the restaurant is good but a bit expensive.Dogs are now welcome which is great

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
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Cranham, United Kingdom
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Cranham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

Love all the snowdrops and the walk around Rococo is fabulous if not slightly hilly.Food in the restaurant is good but a bit expensive.Dogs are now welcome which is great

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

Thank you for your kind review. We are pleased you enjoyed the snowdrops and the home cooked food. We welcome dogs in the Garden and also in the restaurant. More 

Aldershot
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34 reviews 34 reviews
9 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Went to see the snowdrops which were like a carpet. There was a free brief talk on them. The garden was lovely and being developed for all year interest. Only downside was the small cafe which was quite expensive and the seating was not managed with one couple hogging a large table while others waited to be seated.

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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 enjoyed the snowdrops and our Head Gardener's talk. We agree that during the snowdrop period the restaurant can get busy (we see 25% of our annual visitor numbers during that one month!). It is frustrating when some folk are unwilling to share their table with other visitors, but if that... More 

St. Albans, United Kingdom
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41 reviews 41 reviews
7 attraction reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Were in the Gloucester area and saw an advert for the Snowdrop display at Painswick. We had a lovely sunny spring day and the carpets of snowdrops were the best i have ever seen. Well worth a visit

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

Thank you for your wonderful review. This year has been a fantastic season with the weather on most days being reasonable. Do come again and see us at another time of the year. The heritage roses in July look and smell divine! More 

BURY ST EDMUNDS
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21 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

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

Thank you for your lovely review. It would be interesting to know whether the family in the 18th century built their house here because of the potential for an unusual garden in the hidden valley behind or having built the house thought what on earth are we going to do with the ground to the back. Either way they created... More 

Barrow-upon-Humber
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49 reviews 49 reviews
27 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

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

Thank you for your review, we have often heard our rather quirky follies described as a touch of Portmerion in the Cotswolds. They do create a perfect backdrop for the Garden's views and vistas. We are now looking forward to the other spring flowers and the warmer days! More 

Birmingham, UK
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25 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

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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191 reviews 191 reviews
73 attraction reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
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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45 attraction reviews
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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 

Okehampton, United Kingdom
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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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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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 

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