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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 on a hot summers day.

Gorgeous garden just outside of Painswick itself, also worth a wander! Garden features maze & woodland which appeals to the small folk! The cafe serves wonderful cakes. A... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I love this place, set not far from the town in glorious grounds. It is not huge which suits me. Full of surprise and intrigue.

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Tamworth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Gorgeous garden just outside of Painswick itself, also worth a wander! Garden features maze & woodland which appeals to the small folk! The cafe serves wonderful cakes. A recommended dog friendly Cotswolds day out ♡

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This wonderful garden of follies has been rescued and restored over thirty years. You don't have to be a plant lover or gardener to enjoy exploring it, discovering quirky little buildings. Younger children will enjoy the nature trail and paths. The mazes are a little bit of fun for everyone.

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Leeds, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very pleasant visit to this well restored old garden in the beautiful Gloucestershire countryside. Enchanting viewpoints, lovely planting and interesting structures. Did not experience the cafe here as it stops serving lunches very promptly at two pm!! Well sign posted and plenty of car parking spaces [when we visited there was!] Close to village of Painswick - which also has... More 

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Houghton-le-Spring, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is an absolutely beautiful place set in magnificant surrounding countryside. Very reasonably priced admission. There is a small cafe and gift shop. The gardens are set on a hillside and valley. There are well maintained lawns an interesting vegetable garden, fruit trees and flowers alongside the maze which is good fun and well worth a go. Various follies are... More 

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Keighley, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a lovely day here in the gardens , so much to see , all on paths and a pretty little wood. I am not too good at walking but I managed this very well.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A bit of a journey to get here however the gardens are well kept and beautiful. The garden maze is fun and there are many other garden features to look at.

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Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Staying further south than usual in the Cotswolds this year we thought we would pop over (about 18 miles) to see this garden which we had never got round to visiting previously. Along with a trip to Painswick it was a disappointment. From a garden planting perspective it simply isn't that interesting. There are about 3 or 4 structures overlooking... More 

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Winchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a beautifully tended garden with much more than meets the eye. We happily spent half a day there exploring and enjoying the baking in the cafe. There is so much to see and explore - every time you turn a corner or follow a path there's something new. A unique place and well worth seeing.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Returned with some trepidation two years after first visit, could it be as lovely as I remembered? Needn't have worried, it is. Painswick is a garden like no other we have visited. Situated in a sheltered valley with original buildings, water features, a modern maze and plentiful seats, the garden seems to swallow visitors so doesn't feel crowded. Lovely flower... More 

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