We were very lucky to spend our valentine’s day morning at Rococo garden, located in Painswick, The Cotswolds, surrounded by beautiful snowdrops. It’s that time of year when the Snowdrops have bloomed and Rococo Gardens is filling up with visitors.
I’ve actually lived in the area around Rococo gardens for over 18 years yet I have never visited – I actually didn’t even think that they would be Dog friendly as so many gardens aren’t these days. Dominic, the garden director, was very helpful letting me know it was dog friendly and inviting us along to photograph the garden before it was open to the public so it was lovely and quiet.
Understandably dogs have to be on the lead at all times whilst walking around the gardens, but it was very dog friendly and welcoming for us – dogs were even allowed it the cafe and shop which was a big bonus for us [We wish more places were this dog friendly!].
The garden is so much bigger than I expected. Dominic kindly showed us everywhere to visit on the map beforehand to make sure we made the most out of our visit. Walking around you see historic buildings, ponds, mazes & woodland, plus much more for the whole family to explore. Everything was well signed with brief descriptions telling you a story of each area.
There’s great wheelchair & pushchair access to all the paths, so why not make a family trip out of it. There’s even a quiz for the children for them to find clues along the way. As you can see the dogs & I really enjoyed this trip, Wilma especially as she got so many cuddles from other visitors as they started to arrive. Just 15 minutes after the garden opened to the public there were already dozens of dogs walking around, just shows how popular it is amongst the dog community.
To read more about the gardens or plan your visit check out their website www.rococogarden.org.uk
We hope you enjoyed reading about our trip, we’ve got our paws crossed for another visit in a few weeks time when their Bluebell Woods is fully bloomed!
Thanks for reading,
Megan, Woody & Wilma