AboutPainswick Rococo Garden is a unique and fascinating insight into early to mid 18th century English garden design. The only complete Rococo garden in England, it dates from a brief period (1720 – 1760) when English gardens were changing from the formal to the informal.
These Rococo gardens combined formal vistas with winding woodland walks and more natural planting. However, Rococo gardens were so much more, their creators were showing off their wealth and including features that were both flamboyant and frivolous.
The gardens featured buildings of unusual architectural styles, to be used as both eye catchers and viewpoints. These became almost regency playrooms, an extension of the house to be enjoyed by the owner and his guests.
Here at Painswick we are restoring the garden back to how it was shown in a painting dated 1748. We have contemporary buildings, woodland walks, herbaceous boarders and a large kitchen garden all hidden away in a charming Cotswold valley with splendid views of the surrounding countryside.
A recent addition (situated outside the original garden) is the Anniversary Maze planted to celebrate the 250th birthday of the garden. The Garden is a tranquil hideaway for those looking for a romantic walk with their partner, or a secret place that children will love to explore.
Our restaurant sells coffee, light lunches and teas situated in the Coach House. Our meals and cakes are all home made and renowned for their quality. Many of the ingredients are grown in our own Kitchen Garden, so you can see the crops grow and then taste them! Our gift shop stocks a range of products for all ages.
The Garden holds the Visit Britain Quality Assurance Attraction award and is also a Silver Award winner with the Green Tourism Business Scheme.
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|2 Adults and 2 children||£18.00 per ticket|
|Adult||£7.00 per ticket|
|Child 5 - 16||£3.30 per ticket|
|Over 60||£6.00 per ticket|
Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.
- VAQAS VB Attraction VAQAS
- Green Awards Green Tourism Business Scheme (Silver) 2011
- Dogs on Lead Only
- Plant Sales
- Groups Accepted
- In countryside
- Outdoor Attraction
- Guide Dogs Permitted
- Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
- Toilets for Disabled Visitors
Parking & Transport
- Coach Parking
- On site parking
- Parking (free)
- On-Site café/restaurant - Licensed coach house morning coffees, lunches and home-made teas. Maximum of 50 people.
- Picnic Site
- Approx length of visit - 2 hours
- Delta accepted
- Maestro accepted
- MasterCard accepted
- Max group size - 54
- Min group size - 20
- Solo accepted
- Sterling Travellers Cheques accepted
- TIC Staff Admitted Free
- Visa accepted
- Dogs Accepted
- Event Venue
- Tea / Coffee Shop
- Marketed towards families
- Marketed towards senior citizens
Tours and Demonstrations
- Educational Visits Accepted
- Guided Tours Available for Groups
|2016 Opening (10 Jan 2016 - 31 Oct 2016)|
Map & Directions
Nearest major road is A46. From Painswick turn right at the traffic lights onto B4073 Gloucester Road. Entrance 0.5 miles on the left.
Public Transport Directions
Nearest station is Stroud station. Take the A46 to Cheltenham; in Painswick, turn left onto the B4073 Gloucester Road.