Your questions answered

We’ve answered some of the most common questions about a visit to Painswick Rococo Garden below.

If you don’t see an answer to your question here, just get in touch

Do you have a café?

Yes! Our popular Café sells a wide range of delicious homemade food and drinks, made from fresh, local and seasonal produce. We’ve tables outside in summer, so you can make the most of the warmer weather, while our log-burning stove promises to keep you cosy in the cooler months.

Do you sell vegan, gluten-free and dairy-free food in your café?

Yes! We cater for a range of dietary requirements, offering a selection of vegan options as well as food that’s free from gluten, wheat and dairy.

When are you open?

Our opening hours are:

10 January to 31 October
10.30am to 5pm (last entry 4.30pm)

1 November to 1 December
10.30am to 4pm (last entry 3.30pm)

Do you sell gift vouchers?

Yes! Our gift cards can be loaded with any value – just ask at reception or call us on 01452 813204. Gift vouchers can be used towards entrance fees, in our gift Shop or in our Café.

Do you offer annual membership?

If you visit Painswick Rococo Garden often, an annual membership is a great way to save money while supporting our charity, to look after and restore the garden for future generations.

  • Single membership: £25
  • Joint membership: £45
  • Family (one adult and up to four children): £47
  • Family (two adults and up to four children): £60

To apply for a season ticket, complete our membership form and either post it to us with a cheque in full payment, or hand it in at reception next time you visit, when you can pay by credit or debit card, or cash.

Can I bring a picnic?

While we don’t allow picnics within the grounds, there are picnic tables adjacent to our car park – or why not treat yourself to a delicious lunch in our Café, made with fresh, local ingredients?

What types of membership card do you accept?

An annual season ticket to Painswick Rococo Garden isn’t the only way to save money on a visit. We also accept RHS and Historic Houses membership cards. As we are a proudly independent conservation charity, we don’t take either National Trust or English Heritage membership cards.

Are groups welcome?

We welcome groups and coach parties to Painswick Rococo Garden all year round.

We offer…

  • discounted admission for groups of 20+
  • free introductory talk on arrival
  • value-for-money catering packages when you pre-book
  • free admission for your driver or group leader

All group visits must be pre-booked and confirmed in writing. Download our group organiser pack for a booking form and full details.

Do you offer tours or talks?

Yes! We offer guided tours of Painswick Rococo Garden for groups – see our groups page for more information.

If you’re looking for a speaker for your group event, get in touch or see our talks page for details.

Can I bring my dog?

Of course! The Garden is a great place for walking with dogs, though they must be kept on a lead at all times. Dogs are also welcome in our Café and Shop, and there’s always a bowl of fresh water outside the Café and at the entrance to the Garden.

When is the best time to see the snowdrops?

The simple answer is that it depends on the weather. While they’re often at their best in mid to late February, this can vary from year to year. Keep an eye on our social media pages and our blog for updates.

Is Painswick Rococo Garden a good place to bring children?

We’re one of Gloucestershire’s best kept secrets when it comes to good old-fashioned fresh air, adventure and fun.

Discover our amazing maze or set their imaginations free in our rustic play area and quirky follies. Run free, play hide and seek and adventure to your heart’s content. We promise we’ll never tell you to shh, or to keep off the grass (unless for safety reasons)!

If you’re visiting with a baby, we recommend bringing your little one in a sling, if possible. The garden is steep and uneven, but robust buggies navigate it well. We also have baby-changing facilities.

Do you take contactless payments?

Yes – you’re welcome to pay for your admission, to buy gifts or plants in our shop, or to pay for food and drink in our café using contactless payment – that includes Apple Pay, Android Pay and Google Pay – provided you’re spending within the contactless limit.

How much does it cost?

Painswick Rococo Garden admission prices are shown below:

  Gift Aid admission* Standard admission
Adults £9.90 £8.95
Seniors (60+) £8.80 £7.95
Students £6.10 £5.50
Children (4 to 16) £4.50 £4.00
Family (2+2) £24.95 £21.95

 

Reduced admission prices apply for 1 to 30 November 2019.

Do you have toilets and baby changing facilities?

Yes, facilities are available near the Café, and include an accessible toilet with baby-changing facilities.

What happens to the money you get from Gift Aid?

As a registered charity, we rely on Gift Aid donations to help the work we do to restore and protect the garden for future generations. As a UK taxpayer, you can make a Gift Aid donation of 10% above our standard entry fee. By doing so, you enable us to claim back the tax you’ve already paid. Your donation is worth an additional 25p in the pound to help us with our work.

Is there disabled access?

Both our Café and Shop are accessible to wheelchairs. We also have an accessible toilet. Paths within the Garden are steep and uneven, and only around a fifth of the Garden is accessible to wheelchairs. Our access routes map will help you plan your visit.

How can I volunteer to help out at Painswick Rococo Garden?

As a registered charity, Painswick Rococo Garden is run by a small core of staff, supported by a large number of dedicated volunteers who work a range of hours to suit their lifestyle. Find out how you could join our team of volunteers

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