Due to a private event, if you are visiting Waddesdon between 17-24 Aug, there will be some disruption in the gardens on the North & South Fronts, Parterre & Aviary. Ticket holders will be contacted directly.

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Eythrope's Spectacular Snowdrops

Thur and Fri 13, 14, 20 & 21 Jan

Arrive by 1.45pm at Waddesdon Manor car park for 2pm when bus departs for Eythrope

Adult £50, includes afternoon tea in the Manor Restaurant and entry into Winter Light in the grounds (until 8pm)

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See the private parkland at Eythrope with a white blanket of January snowdrops.

Snowdrops (Galanthus) are a welcome sight in the winter months as they herald the arrival of spring. Translating to ‘milk white flower’, Eythrope’s gardens have an extensive collection of snowdrops and you will see 70 different types of these delicate spring bulbs near the Walled Garden and also naturalised in impressive drifts beneath the canopies of majestic trees in the parkland and woodland garden.

The woodland garden at Eythrope was developed from informal pleasure grounds, adjoining the artificial lake. Laid out for Sir William Stanhope in the mid-18th century, the lake and many of the trees predate Alice de Rothschild’s ownership of Eythrope. Alice made improvements to the garden, adding the boathouse, ornamental rock work and influencing the planting schemes including the Snowdrops. More recently snowdrops and winter flowering shrubs have been added to create a truly inspiring winter walk.

Visits to this private parkland and woodland garden are accompanied by Waddesdon’s garden guides and last approximately 90 minutes.

Following the visit to Eythrope, guests will be driven to the Manor Restaurant for afternoon tea at 4pm. All visitors will also have an opportunity to see the swathes of Galanthus nivalis snowdrops along Baron’s Walk and along the approach to the Rose Garden in Waddesdon’s gardens and to enjoy the Winter Light displays in the Pleasure Grounds and along Miss Alice’s Drive as well as the Illumination: Works by Leo Villereal exhibition in the Coach House Gallery at the Stables, all open until 8pm.

The shuttle bus back to the car park, free for Snowdrop tour visitors, will run until 8.30pm.

  • Visitors must arrive at Waddesdon Manor car park at least 15 minutes before our bus leaves for Eythrope at 2pm.
  • There are toilet facilities at the Welcome Pavilion.
  • Please arrive in good time for the bus as latecomers cannot be admitted.
  • Due to its remote location all visitors will be transported to Eythrope from Waddesdon Manor car park by our free shuttle bus.
  • This is an outdoor event, please dress warmly and be prepared for wet weather as you will be outside for the duration of the tour. Please wear appropriate footwear for muddy and uneven ground, unfortunately, it is not suitable for wheelchairs in winter months.
  • If you have a dietary requirement for vegetarian, vegan, gluten, dairy or nut-free refreshments, please indicate this in your booking before you tick the terms and conditions box and pay for your tickets.
  • Tickets £50, all bookings must be made in advance.
  • At the end of your visit, you will be transported to Waddesdon’s Manor Restaurant for afternoon tea, from there you will be able to use Waddesdon’s regular shuttle bus to return to the car park (last bus 8.30pm)
Eythrope Garden
Snowdrops in the grounds