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Events



Events at the Garden


Wild Fridays
Every Friday, 3.45-5.30pm
A chance for grown-ups to enjoy the great outdoors and explore our gorgeous Garden with primary-age children. There will be games, natural craft and bushcraft in our woodland and hot and cold drinks are provided. You can make it as energetic, relaxed or crafty as you like! Limited availability - book direct with Nature Connections.

Stonebalancing
- Adrian Gray
1st July - 31st August, 10.30am  -5pm
Adrian Gray is the pioneer of stonebalancing art, and an award winner at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2015 and 2016. He creates balancing sculptures using weathered stone in natural locations, with the predominant feature being the beauty and seemingly impossible and puzzling nature of balance. He'll have sculptures in situ and be demonstrating his art here on Thursday 6 July.  For more info visit www.stonebalancing.com.  Normal admission applies.

A Midsummer Night's Dream - The Handlebards Gents
Friday 21st July, 6.30pm
They tour the country by bike and perform Shakespeare outdoors. Set on the Bowling Green in the heart of the Garden, their performances promise to be charmingly chaotic, utterly engaging and a lot of fun.  Tickets on sale from www.handlebards.com

A Midsummer Night's Dream - Gloucestershire Youth Players
Friday 28th July, 6.30pm
Be prepared to be whisked through court and wood, and back again, as the UK’s only young company performing solely Shakespeare invites you to come on a journey of magic and mystery, of love and loss, of discord and harmony.
Tickets on sale from www.gyptheatre.org

Rococo Garden Sprites - summer specials
Tuesdays 1st, 8th, 15th August, 10aam-12noon
A chance for children between 18 months and 4 years to stroll through our gorgeous Garden to the enchanted woodland to play, explore and create some natural crafts. The sessions are a mixture of guided activities and free play for which we have a range of resources on hand. T here's mud play, walks, stories, wild art, bug hunting and generally having a lovely, relaxing time. Limited availability - book direct with Nature Connections.

Picnic in The Park - Friends of Painswick Rococo Garden
Saturday 5th August, 6.30pm
Bring a picnic and enjoy an evening of local talent - and at the same time help raise much-needed funds to help us restore the Garden. 
Tickets £6 (£4 Friends) available in advance from the Welcome Desk or on the door.

Alice In Wonderland - IK Productions
Sunday 27th & Monday 28th August, 2.30pm
An imaginative and expert retelling of the classic tale set in the heart of the Garden. 
Tickets on sale from www.everymantheatre.org.uk

Three Men in a Boat - IK Productions
Sunday 27th August, 6.30pm
Jerome K Jerome's evergreen tale of three men and a dog, and their exploits on the Thames. 
Tickets on sale from www.everymantheatre.org.uk

Autumn Festival

Friday 20th - Sunday 22nd October, 10.30am - 5pm
Our annual celebration of everything harvest, including apple juicing, heritage produce displays and tastings.  There's a children's Apple Activity Day on the Friday.
Normal admission applies.

For more information about any of our events please get in touch and a member of our team will be more than happy to help. See also our courses which run throughout the year.