Painswick Rococo Garden

Painswick Rococo Garden was created in the mid-18th century to be an outdoor space for entertaining at the Painswick House. The garden has interesting buildings, a large kitchen garden, a fish pond, a maze, pathways through woods, flower displays and a magical stone plunge pool. Rococo Garden is known for its spectacular display of snowdrops in January and February, but is interesting at other times of year too.

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Location: England - Gloucestershire - Painswick

Category: Gardens

Tags: Garden, Snowdrops

Rococo Garden usually closes for the winter, opening in mid-January for the snowdrops display.

There is a large parking area.

They have a nice tea room on site.

Website: Painswick Rococo Garden

Day trip contributed by Pauline Kenny

More Information

Painswick House was built in the mid-18th century and the garden was created not long after. The style was called Rococo garden design, during the Georgian period when gardens were created as a frivolous place for entertaining. A descendant of the original owner still lives in the house. The Painswick Rococo Garden Trust runs the gardens.

From mid-January to mid-March the Rococo Garden displays one of the largest collections of snowdrops in the UK. The snowdrop grove dates from the mid-19th century. Before the garden was open to the public in 1984, the owners of Painswick House opened the garden one Sunday in winter so Painswick residents could see the snowdrops and pick a few.

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