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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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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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Beautiful and relaxing

This lovely garden is landscaped on steep banks and wonderful vistas . Unusual planting schemes with formal structure but cottage garden style planting amongst it . Fun aspects... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Norwich, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Spent this afternoon visiting this amazing garden full of follies and unusual things. A great kitchen garden and a maze as well. A rustic playground for kids as well. Small gift shop and lovely cafe with homemade cakes as well as light lunches. I recommend the scones. Well worth the price and a visit.

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Fleet, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Visited with husband and 2 teenagers, plus dog, and we all loved it. A quirky, individual garden, full of little surprises round every corner, or hidden in every dip of the land.Very quiet, a few other visitors but we were all spread out so felt like we had the place to ourselves. Lovely contrast between sunshine and shade, almost felt... More 

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Thank hc351
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This lovely garden is landscaped on steep banks and wonderful vistas . Unusual planting schemes with formal structure but cottage garden style planting amongst it . Fun aspects for families include maze and fun tree sculptures . Lots of little paths to explore . Benches are well placed to pause and take in the enormity of this beautiful setting .... More 

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Thank Monsra
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Such a nice garden to walk through, mazes, history and even kitchen gardens. It has easy to walking paths and great views! The cafe was a bit of disappointment with dirty tables and bland house tea.

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Worcester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We liked finding little surprises as we walked leisurely around first the perimeter and then towards the middle taking in the nuances of the kitchen garden before making our way back to the café. Yes, a nice afternoon before making for the M5 and home. The garden is accessible by a wheelchair but it would need to be electric assisted... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

A nice and peaceful place to visit but it is a bit tatty around the edges and quite expensive for what you see. Having said that the cafe, shop and service are great and the location very beautiful! Definitely worth a visit but don't expect to stay more than an hour to an hour and a half.....unless you're a keen... More 

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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited here with a group of 5 adults. The garden is beautiful with pretty vistas. Enjoyed doing the maze and strolling through the wooded areas provided some welcome shade. Stopped for a break at the café and though pricey the cakes were extremely good. We will be going back to see the snowdrops and bluebells.

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Thank katell0yd
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I walked to the garden from our hotel in Painswick and enjoyed walking the beautiful grounds and nature trail. We had an excellent lunch at the Cafe. The smoked chicken sandwich was delicious and included fresh greens from the garden. The staff was very attentive. Go for dessert, too!

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Carshalton, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice gardens with lots of surprises as you go round. Very natural but kept in good order at times you feel you could be walking through natural woodlands Good tea/coffee shop on the way out with really nice cakes Well worth a visit

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Thank Alan B
south of england
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pleasant garden but the lady in the cafe looks and seems very disinterested in working in the nice little cafe . Food pretty good but quite expensive -very nice chef . Please tell the woman in charge of ordering to at least smile and liven up . The staff in the cafe before it was taken over were always so... More 

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