We will reopen the grounds and car park from Wed 3 June. All visitors must pre-book their visit.

NOTE: All tickets until 14 June are now sold out, more tickets will be released on Fri 5 June.

Our online shop is open, taking and delivering orders.

What's On

Walks, talks & tours

Autumn Trees Walk and Afternoon Tea

Sun 18 Oct 2020


Adult £27.50 Normal grounds admission applies

Take a look at Waddesdon’s tremendous trees in their autumn colours on this walk guided by our Head Gardener, Mike Buffin. The walk will be followed by afternoon tea in the historic Manor Restaurant.

Do you love misty mornings and the tantalising smell of wood smoke as dusk begins to fall? Join us for a guided walk through the spectacular hidden corners of the gardens and experience the full beauty and colour range of Waddesdon in autumn.

The tour will be led by Waddesdon’s Gardens Manager, Mike Buffin; author of books such as The Complete Guide to Planting and Growing Trees and The Illustrated Guide to Garden Trees. After the walk, share images and stories of the day whilst enjoying afternoon tea. A perfect way to celebrate this wonderful time of the year.

Visitor information:

  • please park in the visitor car park where a shuttle bus will take you up to the Manor
  • please wrap up warm and wear sensible footwear
  • aim for a 2pm arrival at the North Fountain

Sample Afternoon Tea Menu

Selection of Savouries

  • Pumpkin and blue cheese tartlet
  • Spinach and goats cheese tartlet
  • Pork and chicken terrine with apple chutney
  • Egg mayonnaise and smoked salmon slider
  • Smoked sea trout with chive crème fraiche
  • Smoked chicken and aioli slider

Selection of Pastries

  • Lemon posset, blackberry compote, toasted seeds
  • Apple crumble macaron
  • Pistachio & cherry opera cake
  • Mini carrot cake
  • Chocolate, hazelnut & pear tartlet
  • Mini scone with strawberry jam, clotted cream