Gardens

The snowdrops are starting to say hello and the daffodils won't be far behind so come along and take a look at weekends during January, February and March from 10am-5pm.  We've several walks suitable for most abilities or just come and warm yourself with a freshly made hot chocolate from our coffee bar  or Stables Café.

Steeped in history, each part of the Gardens tell a different story find out on our History of the Gardens page.

Explore the Gardens

Our landscaped grounds with sculptures and fountains are waiting for you to explore, find out which area of the Gardens to discover first.

For Families

Our natural Woodland Playground is a magical place winding through trees and suitable for all ages.

The Aviary

Our beautiful Rocco style working Aviary is home to some stunning exotic birds as well as extensive conservation work.

Seasons in the Garden

A hedgehog wandering through the autumn leaves.  ©National Trust Photo Library, Photo: Gary K Smith The Parterre.  National Trust, Waddesdon Manor.  Photo: Stuart Bebb

January, February and March:
The house may be closed for the winter but our gardens are still a great place to enjoy beautiful winter walks at the weekends.  Enjoy a steaming cup of hot chocolate as you take advantage of fresh, crisp days.

Winter walks
We have some great walks for you to enjoy that are suitable for most abilities.  You can download routes of each of our walks before your visit, so you're ready to get going as soon as you arrive.

Download: Baron's Walk

Download: Garden Walk

Download: Miss Alice's Woodland Walk

Garden events

Two visitors enjoying the Waddesdon gardens. ©National Trust , Waddesdon Manor, Bucks

We hold some great garden events here at Waddesdon, from hands on activities to talks and presentations.  Search our event calendar by putting 'house and garden' as the search term.

Community programme

Father and daughter enjoying a walk through our woodland walk.  © and Photo: Kathryn Hobbs

As part of our community programme we issue a free season ticket to all households in the Waddesdon parish, this admits two adults and upto four children into the Gardens for free.

Find out how to apply.

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