Gardens

Enjoy the Gardens all year round, with impressive bedding planting to reflect the seasons. From the iconic Parterre with its carpet bedding , themed every year from our exhibitions, to the hidden statuary and fountains.

Take time beside the Aviary and stroll through the Rose garden, see splendid displays of over 600 David Austin roses along with our very own Miss Alice Rose. 

The Aviary

A visit to the Gardens wouldn't be complete without seeing our beautiful Rocco style working Aviary, created by Baron Ferdinand in the late 19th Century.

For Families

Enjoy our natural Woodland Playground area, a magical place to play winding through the trees with an area for little ones or zip wire for the more adventurous

Explore the Gardens

Acres of landscaped grounds with sculptures and fountains to explore, there are plenty of delights to discover and adventures to be had - at every twist and turn.

Seasons in the Garden

Summer Flowers Autumn Leaves. © Waddesdon Manor, Bucks. Photo: Derek Pelling.

January/February:
Winter is a beautiful with the bare trees covered in frost or snow, providing a magical feel to the gardens.

March/April:
With lighter and brighter days in Spring, the bulbs begin to make an appearance.

May/June:
With a bedding changeover the Bluebells are in full flower.  Our stunning three dimensional giant carpet bedding birds return to the Aviary.

June/July:
The rose garden is a delightful place to sit and relax and take in the aroma.

Being environmentally friendly in the Gardens is very important to us, from peat-free compost to recycling rubbish.

Wildlife at Waddesdon

A robin waits for some crumbs of cake

Our Gardens are home to all types of wildlife, spot Muntjac deer amongst the trees along with all kinds of birds and insects. Try out our new woodland walk along Miss Alice's Drive to hunt for bugs, balance on stepping stones and take a look at our new bird houses.

Be a garden volunteer

Waddesdon gardener trimming the hedges.

Do you love gardening? Have you got some time to spare? Then why not volunteer to become part of our team of gardening gurus…and help the gardens continue to bloom and look beautiful year round.