Rococo Gardens

A sunny day amidst the best of England’s green and pleasant land…

The Rococo Gardens in Painswick were designed in the 1740s as a flamboyant pleasure garden for entertaining guests.

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The beautiful, quirky setting  has all the charm of an English country garden, coupled with some dramatic flourishes and intriguing buildings.

With a flower garden, vegetable garden, a pond, a bowling green, a wood, a plunge pool, a maze and sweeping views across the English countryside, it’s a lovely place to while away a sunny day.

The sweet cafe sells great coffee and scones and the garden also sells some of their plants, at very good prices.

We had a lovely morning pottering amidst the plants and foliage.

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And climbing up to the top of the garden to marvel at the hills and green fields beyond…

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It’s a great place to take a toddler, relatively easy (bar a few epic hills) with a buggy, and there’s lots of space for running off pent-up energy!

The weather was sublime that day. Blue blue sky, warm sunshine, and everything so so green. Bliss.

Munchkin ambled about, pointing at this and that, loving the space and the freedom to roam…

And the vegetable patch gave us all something to aim for…!

I loved the little rustic details everywhere, like the deer sculpture made out of sticks, an old wooden door, traditional gardening tools and a castle carved out of a tree…

And the time to potter and natter to old friends…

It was beautifully quiet, peaceful even, with enough space for you to feel like you were totally alone. I can’t wait to go back and see what the height of summer brings to the garden…

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Rococo Gardens, £7 per adult.

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