Visit to Painswick Rococo Gardens in Spring


Thursday, 13 February 2020 at 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm


Flowers in Spring
Spring has arrived

Visit to Painswick Rococo Gardens, Painswick, Gloucester GL6 6TH
Cost to members and their guests to be confirmed.

This visit has been arranged to see the snowdrops at their stunning best, carpeting steep banks and woodland glades in pure white and fresh green. Also in bloom will be the wonderfully long-lasting Cyclamen coum and an array of hellebores, ranging from the deepest purple to the softest cream.

There are around 5 million snowdrops, including some less-common varieties, such as the double form, Galanthus nivalis ‘Flore Pleno’ and Galanthus ‘Atkinsii’, a particularly large snowdrop with an historical link to the garden, which can be found in the Red House Wilderness.

The Rococo Garden was built in a hidden valley over 250 years ago to reflect the flamboyance and frivolous taste of the wealthy owners of the time. In 1984, an article by Timothy Mowl and Roger White inspired the then owners, Lord and Lady Dickinson, to commence a restoration of the gardens based on a 1748 drawing by local artist Thomas Robins. Now the garden is designated a Garden of Special Historic Interest by Historic England.

Accessibility- The garden, by its very nature, has steep paths and uneven surfaces. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the shop, cafe and toilets are accessible to those with mobility difficulties, some areas may be difficult to reach. To aid you there are handrails on the steepest slopes and there are 45 benches dotted around the garden.

We have looked into providing transport for these visits but the costs and complexity of the Avon area prevent us from achieving an affordable outcome. We are proposing to introduce a car share scheme for all AGT events. Arrangements for any visit can be made through Peter Hills and every effort will be made to couple up attendees where requested.
For bookings on all events, please contact Peter Hills – [email protected]; phone 01275 858 809 or 07748 507 166 [Mob] for details; or post the attached booking form.
Cost to members and their guests to be confirmed.