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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
26 May to 13 October 2021 and last approximately 90 minutes

For more information and to book, contact:
[email protected]

Further information

  • Tickets £50 per person or £45 for groups of 10 or more
  • If you would like your group to enjoy exclusive access, you must book all 20 places on the tour
  • Tickets include a guided tour of Eythrope, two course 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

Sample itineraries

10-10.15am         Arrival in visitor car park
10.30am             Waddesdon bus leaves visitor car park
10.45am             Tour of Eythrope
12.15pm              Pick up from Eythrope and transfer to the Manor
12.45pm              Lunch in the Manor Restaurant – inspired by produce from Eythrope garden

1–1.15pm             Arrival in visitor car park
1.30pm                Waddesdon Bus leaves visitor car park
1.45pm                Tour of Eythrope
3.15pm                 Pick up from Eythrope and transfer to Manor
3.45pm                Afternoon Tea in the Manor Restaurant – inspired by produce from Eythrope garden

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