Gardens

Enjoy the Gardens all year round, with impressive bedding planting to reflect the seasons. With iconic carpet bedding planting, themed every year from our exhibitions and hidden statuary and fountains.

Take time beside the working Aviary to listen to the birdsong. 

As the leaves are starting to turn golden, come and enjoy an autumnal walk in the Gardens.

The Aviary

A visit to the Gardens wouldn't be complete without seeing our beautiful Rocco style working Aviary, created by Baron Ferdinand in the late 19th Century.

For Families

Enjoy our natural Woodland Playground area, a magical place to play winding through the trees with an area for little ones or zip wire for the more adventurous

Explore the Gardens

Acres of landscaped grounds with sculptures and fountains to explore, there are plenty of delights to discover and adventures to be had - at every twist and turn.

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

September:
The leaves on the trees are turning golden, enjoy walks on a crisp morning and listen to the leaves crunch underfoot.

October/November:
The Parterre and carpet bedding is removed and won't be replace until February as we replace soil and reprofile the beds.

December:
Winter is beautiful with the bare trees covered in frost or snow, providing a magical feel to the gardens.

January/February:
Snowdrops appear in January and feature in several areas of the garden, the boldest display along Baron's Walk.

Being environmentally friendly in the Gardens is very important to us, from peat-free compost to recycling rubbish.

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.