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Partner Garden
Free access for RHS members at selected times


Outside Painswick on B4073.

16 acres

01452 813204

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Opening Hours

Please see website for opening dates and times.


Please see website for admission prices.

RHS members

Free access (member 1 only for joint memberships) applies Mar–Nov.


  • Accessible facilities
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children’s play area
  • Children's activities
  • Dogs welcome
  • Free carer entry
  • Gift shop
  • Group rates
  • Parking
  • Picnic area
  • Plant sales
  • Refreshments
  • Toilets


  • Autumn colour
  • Herbaceous border
  • Pond or lake
  • Wildflower meadow
  • Winter garden

About the garden

Owned by
Dominic Hamilton

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.

Plants of special interest

  • Agapanthus
  • Alliums
  • Asters
  • Autumn bulbs
  • Bluebells
  • Clematis
  • Cornus (for winter stems or spring bracts)
  • Cut flowers
  • Cyclamen
  • Daffodils
  • Dahlias
  • Delphiniums
  • Ferns
  • Fruit blossom
  • Fruit bushes/trees
  • Hellebores
  • Hemerocallis
  • Herbs
  • Irises
  • Laburnum
  • Lavender
  • Lilies
  • Meconopsis
  • Orchids
  • Primulas
  • Roses
  • Shade-loving plants
  • Snowdrops
  • Spring bulbs
  • Sweet peas
  • Vegetables
  • Waterlilies
  • Wildflowers

Get involved

The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.