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Looking and tasting good

Update 21st July - the kitchen garden is in full swing - from which you'll find beetroot, carrots, lettuce, courgettes, broad beans gooseberries being used in our cafe.  If you're lucky, you might be able to pick up some homegrown produce to take home...

Summer events on sale

On Saturday 6 August, we host our Friends' Picnic in the Park - and on Sunday 28th August 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?

We're recruiting

We are currently recruiting for a full-time Gardener, as well as a couple of vounteers to join our welcome team. Visit our vacancies page to find out more.

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. 




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