Painswick Rococo Garden
Painswick Rococo Garden information
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.