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Painswick Rococo Garden

A whimsical and exotic Georgian garden.

Gloucester Road, Painswick, Gloucestershire, GL6 6TH

Painswick Rococo Garden in Gloucestershire

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Free for members
Facilities
  • Cafe / restaurant
  • Easily accessible without car
  • Facilities for children
  • Free parking
  • Garden only
  • Parkland / open spaces
  • Pet friendly
  • Picnic area
  • Shop
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Painswick Rococo Garden is the country’s sole surviving complete rococo garden.

Designed in the 1740s as a fanciful pleasure garden for Benjamin Hyett and his guests, this hidden valley offers spectacular views of the surrounding countryside and intriguing garden buildings.

A visit to Painswick Rococo Garden will take you back to the elegance and sophistication of the early 1700s.  This was a time when gardens were fashionable theatrical sets, providing a stunning backdrop to decadent garden parties.

Instead of a flower garden, you will happen across a stunning vegetable garden, beautifully-framed views of the surrounding countryside and fanciful garden buildings.

You can lose yourself amongst the lofty trees of our leafy woodland walk and watch friends and family battle to find the centre of our unusual maze. And afterwards, enjoy delicious homemade cakes or a light lunch in our cosy cafe.

Opening Times

2022

Mid-January to 30 November, Wednesdays to Sundays, 10.30am to 5pm (4pm in November).

There is no need to book in advance.

Please note: The information on the Historic Houses website is advisory, but please always check the website of the house or garden you intend to visit before travelling.

See their website to double check their opening times

Admission

Historic Houses members visit for free.

Tickets Gift Aid Admission* Non Gift Aid Admission
Adult £10.60 £9.60
Seniors (60+) £9.30 £8.40
Student (NUS) £6.70 £6.00
Children (4 to 16) £4.90 £4.40
Family (2ad + 4ch) £27.25 £24.70
Group (of 20+) N/A £8.20
Group Visits

We are delighted to welcome groups and coach parties throughout the year. Parties can enjoy:

  • Discounted admission for groups of 20+
  • Free introductory talk on arrival
  • Good value catering packages when pre-booked
  • Free admission for your driver or group leader.

For those hungry for knowledge, we offer specialist tours which will enhance your visit.

All group visits must be pre-booked and confirmed in writing.

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