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 admission to members of Historic Houses when you show a valid membership card.
Free admission to members of Historic Houses when you show a valid membership card.
  • 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.

Opening Times

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.

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Our opening days and times vary throughout the year, please check the information carefully below. Last entry to the Garden is an hour before it closes.

January: we reopen 20 Jan, daily, 10 – 5pm

February: daily, 10 – 5pm

March to September: Wed – Sun, 10 – 5pm. During Gloucestershire school holidays we are open daily, please see dates listed below.

October: Thu – Sun, 10 – 5pm

November: Sat – Sun, 10 – 4pm

Daily opening for school holidays: 25 Mar – 5 April, 6 May (Bank Holiday) & 27 – 31 May, 22 Jul – 30 Aug & 28 Oct – 1 Nov


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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Getting here

Gloucester Road, Painswick, Gloucestershire, GL6 6TH

By car: sat nav to GL6 6TH or follow the brown tourism signs on all major approach routes.  The nearest motorway junction is M5 J11a (10mins). We have a free car park.

By train: our nearest station is Stroud (5 miles)

By bus: Stagecoach service 61 from Cheltenham to Stroud and beyond

On foot: we are in lovely walking territory and just off the Cotswold Way.  Follow the signs to us from the corner of Golf Course Road and Gloucester Rd.

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