About the garden
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 beautiful 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.
Visitors 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 photos taken in the Gothic Alcove.
There are beautifully-framed views to enjoy throughout the year.