Gardens

Enjoy the Gardens all year round, with impressive bedding planting to reflect the seasons and iconic carpet bedding planting. Take time with the birds at our working Aviary and as the leaves are starting to turn golden, enjoy an autumnal walk in the Gardens.

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 the trees, with an area for little ones or zip wire for the more adventurous.

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

Golden autumn leaves in the Waddesdon Garden.  © Waddesdon Manor, Bucks. Photo: Derek Pelling. Red winter berries covered in snow.  Courtesy of publicdomainpictures.net

Bed Reprofiling:
We are reprofiling the carpet beds and replacing soil over the winter so they will be empty while
this happens.

December:

Winter provides frost or snow cover, creating a winter wonderland and magical feel to the Gardens.
Come and enjoy one of our many walks around the Gardens, and then warm up with a lovely hot
chocolate from the Coffee Bar.

It's a cover up!
During December and January we cover the statues to protect them from the changing season and the
frost it brings.

January:
The House may be put to bed for its winter clean, but you can still come and enjoy our lovely Garden. 




The Wider Estate

Estate sheep standing in a field with a view of Waddesdon Manor in the background.

Waddesdon was purchased in 1874 and is surrounded by a privately owned Estate.  Generations of the Rothschild family have all made their mark on the landscape and the Manor, from Baron Ferdinand and Miss Alice's planting and landscaping, to the present Lord Rothschid's Millenium Avenue of trees linking the Manor with Upper Winchendon, and the planting of Diamond Jubilee Wood.

Community programme

The Aviary with snow on the ground and rooftops.  Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire.  Photo: Stuart Bebb

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.