The weather has turned slightly cooler, and the trees are beginning to change to autumnal colours, but the parterre's summer display is still looking beautiful so it's a perfect time to come and enjoy the Gardens.  Warm yourself with a freshly made hot chocolate from our coffee bar as you enjoy a leisurely walk around.

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

This is the month we change over the bedding.  We pull out summer plants and plant our bulbs and spring flowering plants.  The leaves on all the trees will have changed colour to magnificent golden hues.

November and December:
The garden starts to go into hibernation for the winter.  Visit the Winter Garden on the way to Tay Bridge to see the colour of cornus together with a variety of winter flowering shrubs.  The variegated hollies and evergreen shrubs round the garden give it depth in the winter.  Christmas trees and light sculptures end the year.

January and February:
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 in the new year.

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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