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This week...

Update 21st May - newly arrived this week is a giant woven willow ball crafted by the lovely people who built our Hermitage in March.  Its location is not yet finally decided - it will probably move each week, so keep your eyes peeled when you visit.

Summer theatre on sale

Tickets for our two summer productions are now on sale!  The Handlebards visit with their quirky bicycle-powered Shakespeare on 10th and 11th June, whilst on 28th August we host a family-friendly staging of the Wind in the Willows.  See our events page for more details and how to book tickets.

New in the Garden

Our generous Friends organisation have not only funded a fabulous carving recently, but are also helping with the rebuilding of a replica of the historic Hermitage. Built from natural materials, predominantly willow, as would likely have been the case with the original, why not come and see the freshly-completed building in this spot in the Snowdrop Grove?

See behind the scenes

This month's video update from the Garden includes a rare foray "backstage" into our greenhouses, cold frame and polytunnel to see how our seedlings are doing.  Watch here:

Welcome to Painswick Rococo Garden

The country's sole surviving complete rococo garden

Painswick Rococo Garden was designed in the 1740s as a flamboyant pleasure garden for Benjamin Hyett to entertain his guests.  This was a time when gardens were fashionable theatrical sets, providing a stunning backdrop to decadent garden parties.  Instead of a flower garden, you will happen across a stunning vegetable garden, beautifully-framed views of the surrounding countryside and fanciful garden buildings.  You can lose yourself amongst the lofty trees of our leafy woodland walk and watch friends and family battle to find the centre of our unusual maze.  And afterwards, enjoy delicious homemade cakes or a light lunch in our cosy cafe.

Couple cuddling in a garden

Things to do at Rococo Garden...

Visit our own TV channel to view a selection of videos on the Garden and the latest editions of our 'Ask Rococo' garden and kitchen tips. 

Learn more about visiting Rococo Garden. We have all the information you need to make your visit to the Garden a memorable one, including vital information like opening times and costs etc.

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