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Chris Dee
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Painswick Rococo Garden

Painswick, Gloucestershire

Painswick Rococo GardenIf the idea of a Rococo Garden sounds exotic, you’re right! There’s only one in the country, so this is an essential visit for garden lovers. Others will like it too.

The garden is the restoration of a garden from the brief Rococo period (circa 1740). As the name ‘Rococo’ implies the garden was designed for romance, drama and flamboyance, with not a little canoodling amongst the random eccentric buildings and structures dotted around the estate. 

Visitors today can expect all the pleasure of roaming a discreet little Cotswolds valley. The garden is most famous for snowdrops in Spring, but actually we think that it’s a strong visit through the year. In the summer the carefully planned planting, shady areas and maze come in to their own. Autumn is all about mists and tree colour (pretty damn romantic actually). Winter is great when the weather is right - and it ends early with the arrival of snowdrops anyway. 

The Garden is building up its programme of events, with open air theatre productions. 

Dogs on a lead are welcome. The cafe here is pretty good - we’ve never had a bad cake and they used kitchen garden produce for soups and light lunches. 

If you’re visiting , we’d recommend the walk up to nearby Painswick Beacon, an Iron Age Fort with spectacular views over the Severn Vale. And, if you’re not staying at The Painswick, do allow some time to explore the village - it’s a lesser known Cotswold gem.

Painswick Rococo Garden

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The obvious choice is The Painswick Hotel!

Painswick Rococo Garden

Gloucester Rd, Painswick, Stroud

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