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Painswick Rococo Garden

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Address: Gloucester Road, Painswick GL6 6TH, England
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Historically Painswick Rococo Garden is very important, as it is the sole...

Historically Painswick Rococo Garden is very important, as it is the sole complete survivor from the brief Rococo period (1720 – 1760). These gardens differ from the more traditional 19th and 20th century designs, as they were mini landscapes designed almost as theatrical sets for the home owner to entertain his guests with lavish garden parties. One thing they were not were great flower gardens.At Painswick, romantic follies combine with long vistas, informal plantings, and a large kitchen garden to create a relaxing environment for todays visitor to appreciate how our forefathers lived and to understand how gardens have changed over the centuries.

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Beautiful snowdrops!

We visited here for the 1st time on Saturday 18th February to see the snowdrops. We weren't disappointed - it was a stunning display! The gardens are well laid out, but in an... read more

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I recently visited with family including my son in his pushchair and my mum in a manual wheelchair. We found the gardens pretty and some areas accessible but you should note that there are some very steep slopes and many of the paths are loose stone or bark, making pushing a wheelchair or pushchair very difficult. Our wheelchair got stuck... More 

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Bath
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We visited here for the 1st time on Saturday 18th February to see the snowdrops. We weren't disappointed - it was a stunning display! The gardens are well laid out, but in an informal way so you felt like you were walking through woodland, not manicured gardens. Some of the paths are uneven, which is to be expected, but there... More 

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Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Beautiful gardens, well worth a trip. Lovely cafe, friendly staff. Thoroughly enjoyed a lovely walk and the fresh air.

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Gloucester
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Local to me so visit on a regular basis and get a different perspective in different seasons, the current snowdrop vistas being the most spectacular. Dramatic vistas as soon as you enter the gardens and look down on them from on high and then surprises and new views at every turn as you wander along the paths, passing follies, wood... More 

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wales, UK
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My husband & I paid a visit today, what a lovely place, beautiful snowdrops, carpets of them, so pretty. We were pleasantly suprised there was quite a few walks to take, up & down hill so bit of exercise had! Had coffee/tea in little cafè before begining exploring gardens, lovely cuppa & i had a piece of ginger cake, which... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

What a beautiful place rococo garden is. Had our first visit yesterday to see the snowdrops and it was not what I expected at all. I imagined my daughter to get bored pretty easily as I thought it would be seeing the snowdrops and piece of cake in the cafe except it was a wonderful walk around. And the trail/stamps... More 

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Lancaster, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

lovely gardens with spectacular selection of snowdrops which should look great for the next couple of weeks, great little cafe at the enterance, all you need are some waterproof footwear

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The Rococo Garden is a theatrical garden with different vistas and little surprises around every corner! It's a setting of an extravagant fete champetre in summer, and like walking amongst clouds in February when the grounds are awash with a sea of snowdrops! The best places for snowdrops are the winding path up the bank on the far side of... More 

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Llantrisant, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited Painswick Rococo Gardens with my local gardening group to view the snowdrops. It surpassed my expectations because of it's pretty location, exquisite architectural follies and humanistic scale. The Head Gardener made us feel very welcome with an entertaining and informative talk in the gardens (it was c. 2 degree celsius brrrrrr) and he is clearly passionate about his work... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed our visit. Carpets of snowdrops everywhere, loved one building, think it was called the red house, beautiful ornate windows with stained glass, didn't think the maze would look so good in winter either. Very relaxing to wander round. Will definitely return in the summer.

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