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Open 10 Jan - 31 Oct, daily, 10.30am - 5pm; 1 Nov-16 Dec weekends, 10.30am - 4pm.
Painswick Stroud Gloucestershire GL6 6TH
Outside Painswick on B4073.
11 acres (4.4ha)
Tel 01452 813204
Non-member adult £8.30
Free access applies 1 Mar - 16 Dec.
About the garden
Painswick Rococo Garden Trust
Painswick Rococo Garden is a beautiful place to escape, explore and imagine. It 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, the Garden has been rescued from ruin and transformed into a stunning place to escape the busy world. Ripe for riotous pleasure and romance, this is still a fanciful place, and is dotted with perfect spots for socialising or snuggling. You can drink in the vista from the Eagle House, sit in the Doric seat, climb the narrow steps to the octagonal Pigeon House and have your photo taken in the Gothic Alcove. There are beautifully-framed views throughout the year, the chance to battle to find the centre of the unusual maze - and of course delicious homemade food in the cosy cafe afterwards. The Garden is famous for its snowdrops in winter.
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