Painswick Rococo Gardens
History, tourist information, and nearby accommodation
However, an extensive restoration project was begun in 1984, using as a model a 1748 painting by local artist Thomas Robins showing the garden in its original glory. Unlike many English garden styles, rococo does not rely on a wide variety of plantings. Instead, the viewer is presented with surprising vistas, architectural accents and oddities, and an asymmetric design that provides constant surprises.
Among its undoubted attractions, Painswick Rococo Gradens are best known for the wonderful display of snowdrops in late winter and early spring. At these times the hardy flowers create a veritable carpet among the trees of the woodland areas. Traditionally, villagers were allowed to enter the gardens one day each year to pick the snowdrops. Nowadays the flowers are for viewing only!
Painswick for families
Our children, aged 11 and 5, enjoyed the mazes immensely, and also had a good time on the nature walk, as well as climbing up the narrow stairs inside the Pigeon House. Our daughter, the 5 year old, enjoyed the [optional] animal hunt (looking for animal symbols scattered throughout the gardens).
About Painswick Rococo Gardens
Address: Painswick, Gloucestershire, England, GL6 6TH
Attraction Type: Garden
Location: half mile NW of village on B4073
Website: Painswick Rococo Gardens
Phone: 01452 813 204
Fax: 01452 814 888
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Photo Credit: David Ross / Britain Express
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