Gardens

The days are lighter and longer so it's a great time to be in the garden. We've several walks suitable for most abilities or just come and enjoy a relaxed lunch at the Stables Café or afternoon tea in the Manor Restaurant. We've planted up our summer bedding scheme and with a little more sunshine the colours will soon be vibrant and bright.

Steeped in history, each part of the Gardens tell a different story find out on our History of the Gardens page or watch a short film to find out about our historic Aviary here.

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 three dimensional bird designed in carpet bedding.  ©National Trust, Waddesdon Manor. Close up detail of carpet bedding ©National Trust, Waddesdon Manor. Photo: Stuart Bebb

June:
This years theme for the carpet bedding is a section of the Savonnerie carpet, currently displayed in the Red Drawing room. The Parterre will be planted up with yellow begonias, gold marigolds and light blue petunias. In the Aviary garden you'll see blue heliotrope, ageratuum and cream marigolds. The Rose garden will be full of flower and scent.

July and August:
The ornamental beds will be looking at their best during the summer months, with the water plants and marginals in Frog Fountain also looking nice.

September:
The bedding will still be looking good, especially in Tropical Mound and the Bachelors' Wing. Autumn crocus will start to be in flower below the Parterre, and the trees in the garden will be changing colour, with conkers beginning to fall.


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 villages of Waddesdon, Westcott and Upper Winchendon, this admits two adults and upto three children into the Gardens for free.

Find out how to apply.