Gardens

We're resplendent with Spring flowers, snowdrops, daffodils and more.  We've several walks suitable for most abilities or just come and warm yourself with a freshly made hot chocolate from our coffee bar or Stables Café or an afternoon tea at the Manor Restaurant.

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. The Parterre.  National Trust, Waddesdon Manor.  Photo: Stuart Bebb

April:
Our spring bedding will look amazing wtih a mixture of orange and yellow tulips and polyanthus and primrose in blue and orange, creating a stunning display.

May:
Cascade bank will be looking good with spring flowering shrubs, bluebells and lily of the valley will be in full flower.  In late May we begin our summer bedding changeover.

Spring walks
We have some great walks for you to enjoy that are suitable for most abilities.  You can download routes of each of our walks before your visit, so you're ready to get going as soon as you arrive.

Download: Baron's Walk

Download: Garden Walk

Download: Miss Alice's Woodland Walk

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.