The sun is shining, 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 a beautiful display of blue and yellow pansies. It's a perfect time to come and enjoy 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

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

Spring bedding will be in full colour, this year a mixture of blue and yellow pansies create our beautiful display. Orange and red tulips will create the Aviary display.

Late May is our bedding changeover time.  There will still be colour in the garden with bluebells and lily of the valley in full flower.  The trees will be bursting into leaf.

Come and enjoy our Feast Food Festival on Sat 20 & Sun 21 June.
Our carpet bedding theme will be a gemoetric pattern inspired by examples of fabric on display in the Manor.  Artist Simon Periton has designed two pieces of 3D sculpture in the form of a scalpel and ball, which will form part of the bedding display on the Parterre, made up of red begonias, orange French marigolds and black petunias.  The Rose Garden will be full of flower and scent.

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.