Half moon path in the gardens with statue
Posted 2 July 2018

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Silent Space: switch off in the gardens

We are delighted to be a part of this scheme that encourages visitors to enjoy the gardens in a moment of quiet reflection.

Sometimes it can be difficult to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of modern life, and often even when we escape to beautiful surroundings they can still be busy and noisy. Even though the Garden at Waddesdon is both beautiful and tranquil, designating a particular place as a Silence Space gives an added motivation to switch off the phones and truly unwind in an idyllic spot.

The Silent Space scheme inspire visitors to appreciate their surroundings without the distractions of social media and conversation, and it is also good for us. Research indicates that quiet time outdoors is beneficial to both our bodies and minds.

Waddesdon’s Silent Space can be found on the half-moon path, just beyond the Aviary. We encourage you to take a seat at one of the benches and soak up the surroundings, from the majestic trees to the views of the landscape and Aylesbury Vale. You may spot a Red Kite fly overhead or a hare might pass by, while the sound of birdsong from the nearby Aviary will provide the perfect backdrop for a moment of tranquillity.

Silent space map

Our Silent Space can be enjoyed Wednesdays to Sundays and Bank Holidays, February to late October.

Find out more about the Silent Space initiative>