The sun is shining and 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.  Next week we'll start to pull out the parterre bedding plants ready for our summer bedding changeover in a couple of weeks time.

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. A bright yellow tulip on the parterre at Waddesdon. ©National Trust, Waddesdon Manor. Photo: Derek Pelling

The hot weather has made some of our bedding go over sooner than we expected, which means we're starting our summer bedding changeover a week early.  From w/c 16 May we'll start to pull out the bedding plants so the parterre will not be looking its best in the next couple of weeks.

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.

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.