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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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Glorious snowdrops

Visited the gardens today in glorious sunshine and the snowdrops were amazing. A very informative talk by one of the gardeners about the gardens and a very informative talk by... read more

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Visited the gardens today in glorious sunshine and the snowdrops were amazing. A very informative talk by one of the gardeners about the gardens and a very informative talk by one of the guides about the whole property. Then a very pleasant lunch sitting outside, Lovely to be able to take my little dog as well.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I visited the Rococo Gardens with the Clifton Garden Society on 16th Feb. The sheer quantity of Snowdrops was amazing. The gardens were not crowded even though the car park was filling up. There were different varieties of snowdrops to excite the knowledgeable but for me it was the swathes of flowers that made an incredible impact. There is a... More 

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Bristol
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited with our small dog . All the staff were lovely including the cafe staff who brought dog biscuits . We had a tasty cake with our coffee then enjoyed a walk all around the gardens . The staff in the shop where you buy the tickets and plants were very helpful and clearly passionate about the gardens .... More 

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Bradford-on-Avon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Went to see the snowdrops and was not disappointed ! Beautiful glades of snowdrops , easy to follow walkways and great cafe ! A lovely morning

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Deep drifts of snowdrops carpet the woodland area and many more edge the banks that support a range of fantastical follies in this delightful rococo-style garden. The first impression is quite breath-taking as a narrow brick entrance suddenly reveals an enchanting Cotswold combe that combines dramatic planting with a range of whimsical architectural and reflective water features. We arrived on... More 

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago 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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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago 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 5 days ago NEW

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

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 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 6 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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