Painswick Rococo Garden

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Painswick Rococo Garden information

Location
Painswick , England
Address
off B4073
Telephone
+44 1452 813204
More information
www.rococogarden.org.uk
Prices
adult/child £7/3.30
Opening hours
10.30am-5pm mid-Jan–Oct
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Just north of Painswick, this stunner is the only garden of its type in England, designed by Benjamin Hyett in the 1740s as a vast 'outdoor room' and now restored to its former glory. Winding paths soften the otherwise strict geometrical precision, leading visitors around the central vegetable garden, plunge pool and pond to the many Gothic follies dotted across the grounds. Among these is the eccentric Red House, with Latin quotes from the Song of Solomon etched into its stained-glass windows.

There's also a children's nature trail and maze.