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“18th century garden”

Painswick Rococo Garden
Ranked #1 of 6 things to do in Painswick
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: 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 intimate garden parties. Laid out in a hidden valley around Painswick House, the Garden is now the country's only complete surviving rococo garden. Since 1984, an ambitious restoration programme has transformed the Garden from a woodland wilderness into a stunning place to escape the busy world. Enjoy beautifully-framed views or snuggle in one of the fanciful garden buildings. Battle to find the centre of the unusual maze and enjoy homemade food in the cafe afterwards. The Garden is famous for its snowdrop displays in winter, usually February
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Food available for purchase, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed September 19, 2012

Not knowing quite what a 'rococo' garden was , we were pleased to be given a leaflet explaining it was a throw back to France and Italy. Informal and unusual, we wandered between follies,pools and statuary amongst rose and vegetable gardens. It was set in a valley basin with quite steep paths, but places to sit to enjoy the views.
A lovely place to relax.

Thank jabManchester
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Reviewed September 7, 2012

This was a dissapointment. It was not as formal as we had expected and though the "hedges" pear trees were interesting, unless you had read about the reason for the garden and knew the history, it was cerainly not worth a visit. We should have been more thorough in our preperation.

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Reviewed August 28, 2012

My partner and I visited on one of the few sunny weekends we've had of late and were pleasantly surprised by this intriguing and unlikely communion of horticulture and rococo architectural structures. There was a quirky art exhibition on show which we used as a kind of trail to explore the gardens and woodland. I remember thinking that I could see why artists would be drawn to this improbable but charming realm.

Thank DaveHickey
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Reviewed August 28, 2012

A wonderful garden tucked away in Gloucestershire, we had a lovely relaxing afternoon, lovely plants and wildlife, unusal plants for sale too.

Thank klm-06
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Reviewed August 27, 2012

My second visit after a disappointing visit 10 years ago. Over the years thay have developed the place with lots of new things to see, art, veg gardens, a maze all very good.

Thank Nick P
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