Painswick Rococo Garden
The Garden dates from the early 18th century, when gardens were almost theatrical backdrops for extravagant garden parties. A truly romantic setting of follies, vista and views. Well known for a superb snowdrop display in the spring.
The locals refer to Painswick as the “Queen of the Cotswolds” and its convenient location in the region’s centre makes it a superb base for those wishing to explore the great outdoors. Surrounded by lush countryside, you’ll have access to some of the Cotswolds’ best walking routes. The Painswick…
Designed in the 1740s, this is the country's sole surviving complete rococo garden.
“A few minutes walk from the town centre is Stratford Park, with a mini arboretum, a lake and this charming museum and secret garden, set in a Georgian manor house. Learn about Stroud's colourful past in textures and cloth, and view the world's first lawnmower!”
“Lovely local pub in Sheepscombe which is well worth a visit as another cracking walking area in a pretty Cotswold village. ”
“Wonderful traditional garden nursery selling plants. Occasional pop-up restaurant/cafe”
“Charming small pub at the heart of Laurie Lee's village (this was his local), Slad. 35min walk / 10min drive. Beautiful views across to Swifts Hill. Excellent English food. Booking necessary if eating. 'Uley', the local ale, is a must-try! ”