Things to do locally

A visit to the Rococo Garden takes either a morning or afternoon, but there are plenty of places on our doorstep to see and explore to fill an entire day.

In Painswick
Our historic parish church: www.stmaryspainswick.org.uk

Within easy reach
Prinknash Bird Park: www.thebirdpark.com
Cranham Woods: www.nationaltrail.co.uk
Museum in the Park: www.museuminthepark.org.uk
Gloucester Cathedral: www.gloucestercathedral.org.uk
Newark Park: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/newark-park
Woodchester Mansion: www.woodchestermansion.org.uk

Feeling fit?

We have also devised a series of circular walks and drives starting from the Garden:

Feeling fit?
•   Walk 1 - The Painswick Valley and Beacon (2.5hours)
•   Walk 2 - Laurie Lee's Slad Valley (2 hours)
•   Walk 3 - Cranham (2 hours)
•   Walk 4 - Edge and part of the Cotswold Way (2 hours)

Feeling fast?
•   Drive 1 - Painswick, Slad, Sheepscombe and Cranham


For a good source of local information, please visit Painswick Tourist Information Centre.

If you fancy a luxury getaway, we've teamed up with The Painswick hotel in Painswick village centre for a midweek retreat.  Room, breakfast, three course dinner, complimentary upgrade and transfer to and from Stroud train station are included, along with two tickets to visit us.  For more details and to book, visit The Painswick's Getaways page.