Gardens

It's still a little cold outside but the days are getting longer and brighter and spring has finally arrived. The statues have been unwrapped having spent the winter covered against the frost, the daffodils are in full bloom and the parterre has been planted with our spring display of blue and yellow pansies.

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

A beautiful pink tulip.  ©National Trust images.  Photo: Robert Morris Snowdrops in the gardens.  National Trust, Waddesdon Manor.  Photo: Kathryn Hobbs

March:
The Garden is beginning to wake from its winter sleep. Scillas will be flowering and colour will be creeping into the spring bedding displays and the early daffodils will be showing colour.

April:
Spring bedding will be in full colour, this year blue and yellow pansies create our beautiful display.

May:
Bedding changeover begins.

June:
Come and enjoy our Feast Food Festival weekend in the Gardens

July:
Our summer bedding scheme will be in full glory, a spectacle to see.






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 Rothschild's Millenium Avenue of trees linking the Manor with Upper Winchendon, and the planting of Diamond Jubilee Wood.

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.