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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.

Today’s opening hours

10 January to 30 November, every day, 10.30am to 5pm (4pm in November).



10 January to 30 November, every day, 10.30am to 5pm (4pm in November).

Find Us
Find us

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.


Historic Houses members visit for free.

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Group Visits
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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Our Garden was designed for partying, so it's no wonder that we are a popular venue for civil ceremonies and celebration parties.

A truly intimate and romantic location, the Garden provides a setting unmatched in the country. We were delighted to be recognised by The Independent as one of the top 50 best UK wedding venues.

We have a number of different buildings licensed for civil ceremonies to suit the size and feel of your day.

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