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

October/November:
A perfect time to visit with misty mornings and gorgeous flashes of colour from the Autumnal trees and leaves.

Collect conkers or enjoy one of our three walks taking in different aspects of the gardens.

 

December:
Winter provdes frost or snow cover, creating a winter wonderland and magical feel to the gardens.

During December and January our statues are covered to protect them from the changing season.

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.

Historic Tree Felled

Historic lime tree being felled because of disease.

Sadly we had to fell one of our historic trees, a 150 year old lime tree.  The tree had been affected for many years with a fungal infection and had become structurally unsafe. Watch this video and see how the tree was felled.