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.
|Ticket Type||Ticket Tariff|
|Adult||£9.00 per ticket|
|Child 4 - 16 years||£4.10 per ticket|
|Family (2 adults and 2 children)||£22.95 per ticket|
|Over 60s||£8.00 per ticket|
|Students||£5.60 per ticket|
Prices exclude gift aid.
Reduced admission prices will apply for 1-30 November 2019.
- VAQAS VB Attraction VAQAS
- Green Awards Green Tourism Business Scheme (Silver) 2011
- Guide Dogs Permitted
- Parking Areas for Disabled Visitors
- Toilets for Disabled Visitors
- Plant Sales
- On-Site café/restaurant - Licensed coach house morning coffees, lunches and home-made teas. Maximum of 50 people.
- Picnic Site
- Dog Friendly
- Dogs Accepted
- Event Venue
- Tea / Coffee Shop
- Approx length of visit - 2 hours
- In countryside
- Max group size - 54
- Outdoor Attraction
Parking & Transport
- Coach Parking
- On site parking
- Parking (free)
- Delta accepted
- Maestro accepted
- MasterCard accepted
- Min group size - 20
- Solo accepted
- Sterling Travellers Cheques accepted
- TIC Staff Admitted Free
- Visa accepted
- Marketed towards families
- Marketed towards senior citizens
Tours and Demonstrations
- Educational Visits Accepted
- Guided Tours Available for Groups
- Groups Accepted
|January to October (10 Jan 2020 - 31 Oct 2020)|
|Monday - Sunday||10:30||- 17:00*|
|November (1 Nov 2020 - 30 Nov 2020)|
|Monday - Sunday||10:30||- 16:00*|
* Last admission half an hour before closing time.
Closed Saturday 25 May.
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.