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Lots of colorful flowers that were available in England in the 1740s, unfortunately not labeled... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Karen M
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Chesapeake, Virginia
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A return visit

This is the country's only surviving Rococo garden, having been designed in 1740 for entertaining... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
ES1211
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Reading, United Kingdom
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Painswick Rococo Garden is a unique 18th century garden set in a hidden valley with lovely views of the surrounding countryside. Painswick Rococo Garden was designed in the 1740s as an English country gentleman's pleasure garden, a place for holding...more
Suggested duration: 2-3 hours
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Gloucester Road, Painswick GL6 6TH, England
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Lots of colorful flowers that were available in England in the 1740s, unfortunately not labeled. Large kitchen garden, with labels. Confounding maze. Nice cafe. Entrance fee seemed a bit steep for what was offered.

Thank Karen M
Reviewed 4 days ago

This is the country's only surviving Rococo garden, having been designed in 1740 for entertaining. We visited this garden a few years ago as it is famous for its snowdrops. We returned as we wished to see the garden in a different season. Of course...More

Thank ES1211
Reviewed 6 days ago

My husband and I were visiting the Cotswold's for the day so decided as the weather was so beautiful it would definitely be worth visiting the gardens. I'm so glad we did. They are stunning and tranquil and even a bit quirky. So many interesting...More

Thank mama-cake
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited these gardens on a rest day while walking the Cotswold Way. What a surprise they turned out to be. They are so vast we could have spent all day there. They are great value for money. There is a great playground for the...More

Thank vic2mat
Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't really know what to expect when we visited. It was just glorious and we enjoyed our visit immensely. The vegetable garden was an inspiration and the setting was magnificent. I would have liked a mooch around the gorgeous house but do appreciate it's...More

Thank Gill G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely gardens in the Rococo period, with great views of the countryside. Could have had more colourful plants and flowers although this may be because of the time of year that we visited.

Thank MichaelChew
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were not expecting too much from Rococo but we were pleasantly surprised arriving on a blisteringly hot day we found plenty to interest us. There are pathways that take you through the different areas and plenty of seats scattered in strategic positions making the...More

Thank ukealady
Claire B, Marketing Manager at Painswick Rococo Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind review, we're glad you enjoyed your day with us. The Garden is designed to be explored, with lots of hidden nooks and crannies, but there are lots of places to just sit, enjoy the tranquillity and take in the beautiful...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A delightful garden in the Cotswolds region of Great Britain which is one of its kind. A Roccoco garden was a shift in garden use from a time where gardens hosted plants of interest to collectors to a place of pleasure. These gardens were about...More

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Claire B, Marketing Manager at Painswick Rococo Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking the time to review us, we're glad you enjoyed the 'rococo' experience. The Garden changes with each season, so please come and see us again soon.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Fascinating garden and grounds. Not a formal, organised garden, but a unique example of the "rococo" style. Lots of hidden places to explore. Although the car park was quite busy, the garden didn't feel at all crowded, due to the size and lay-out. We particularly...More

1  Thank Angela C
Claire B, Marketing Manager at Painswick Rococo Garden, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review, you've captured the spirit of Rococo Garden perfectly. It was created at a time when garden design was in transition. Previously, gardens had been formal, regular in layout and usually sited close to the dwelling. In the rococo...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our private garden tour led us to the Rococo Garden - it is one of the lesser highlights as gardens go.

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Wendy B
January 21, 2018|
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Response from DomPHamilton | Property representative |
There are probably a couple of miles' walking if you explore the whole of the site, which is about 10 acres. The Garden was built in a hidden valley behind Painswick House so there are some very steep slopes and uneven... More
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ringo123Hampshire
September 9, 2017|
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Response from BrotherLawrence | Reviewed this property |
Plenty of parking but I would say not great for a buggy
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Claire J
February 11, 2017|
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Response from DomPHamilton | Property representative |
Hi again Claire. Not sure what happened with the links, sorry. Adult Gift Aid admission is £8, standard £7.20.
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