Please note, Waddesdon will be completely closed 29 June–5 July with the exception of the ticketed live music events. From 6-8 July the property reopens but there will be potential disruption to the Manor.

The live music events from 2-5 July are organised by Senbla. The grounds of Waddesdon have been hired as a venue only, and our staff are not involved in the organisation of these concerts. For any enquiries relating to these concerts, please contact Senbla here or email

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Eythrope Garden Tours for Groups

Discover Eythrope, the Rothschild family's private walled garden in Buckinghamshire

Eythrope is a productive garden, supplying vegetables, fruit, herbs and cut flowers for the Rothschild family as well as Waddesdon’s restaurants, hotel and artisan food market.  A working garden on this scale is rare in the 21st century and Eythrope is legendary in the garden world for the excellence of the gardening and as a haven for traditional techniques that might otherwise be lost.

Discover the four-acre walled garden, glasshouses and orchard at Eythrope. Visits to this private garden are by guided tour only. Tours last approximately 90 minutes then enjoy a light meal with savoury and sweet elements inspired by the seasonal produce from Eythrope and created by the Manor Restaurant’s in-house chefs.

While at Eythrope, there will be an opportunity to purchase local produce from Eythrope, and copies of Paradise and Plenty, Lady Mary Keen’s companion guide to the garden, lavishly illustrated with photographs by Tom Hatton.

Tours take place every Wednesday, from
18 May to 19 October 2022 and last approximately 90 minutes

For more information and to book, contact:

Further information

  • If your group booking is between 8 and 29 people then tickets are £45 pp
  • If you would like your group to enjoy exclusive access, you must book all 30 places on the tour and the price will be £50 pp
  • Tickets include a guided tour of Eythrope, lunch or afternoon tea in the Manor Restaurant, admission to Waddesdon Manor Gardens and shuttle bus ticket
  • Due to its remote location all visitors will be transported to Eythrope from Waddesdon Manor car park by shuttle bus, no coaches may drive there directly
  • Coaches/minibuses or private cars may be left in Waddesdon’s main visitor car park
  • Late comers cannot join the tour
  • Eythrope is a working garden, paths are rough and some historic glasshouses have steps. We don’t recommend it for wheelchair users
  • There are no child or concession/membership discount tickets available

Sample itineraries

10am                 Arrival in visitor car park
10.15am            Waddesdon bus leaves visitor car park
10.30am           Tour of Eythrope
12.00pm           Pick up from Eythrope and transfer to the Manor
12.30pm           Lunch in the Manor Restaurant – inspired by produce from Eythrope

1pm                    Arrival in visitor car park
1.15pm               Waddesdon Bus leaves visitor car park
1.30pm              Tour of Eythrope
3.00pm             Pick up from Eythrope and transfer to Manor
3.30pm             Afternoon Tea in the Manor Restaurant – inspired by produce from Eythrope

All of the above can of course be combined with the usual group visit to Waddesdon. Below are links to two short films highlighting Eythrope Gardens and a reminder of the Gardens at Waddesdon.

Sample lunch

Bowl of soup
Handmade Sausage Roll
Vegetable & Gruyere Quiche
Garden’s Salad
Local Strawberry & Elderflower Pannacotta with Candied Pistachios

Sample afternoon tea, a selection from

Egg Mayo & Cress Slider
Pea & Yorkshire Fettle Tart
Pulled Ham and Cheddar Croissant
Waddesdon Gin Cured Salmon with Cucumber Gel
Asparagus Mousse on Toasted Bread
Goats Curd & Balsamic Onion Tart

Strawberry & Elderflower Verrine Candied Pistachios
Dark Chocolate & Praline Opera Cake
White Chocolate & Blackcurrant Viennese Whirl
Raspberry Macaron
Scone with Strawberry Preserve & Clotted Cream