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Eythrope Walled Garden Tour with Afternoon Tea

Every Wed from 15 May to 9 Oct

Selected Fridays

prompt departure by shuttle bus from the visitor car park

Adult £50 Grounds admission included
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Whether a home gardener looking for inspiration, a garden historian searching out old traditions, or a professional hoping to learn new tricks, a visit to the private Rothschild walled garden at Eythrope will intrigue, inform and inspire.

Discover the four-acre walled garden, glasshouses and orchard at Eythrope followed by afternoon tea in the Manor Restaurant. Visits to this private garden are by guided tour only and take place on Wednesdays from May to October.

Miss Alice de Rothschild , creator of Eythrope, was a passionate and knowledgeable horticulturalist, renowned for her perfectionism and innovation. The walled garden at Eythrope was and is a productive garden, which supplied vegetables, fruit, herbs and cut flowers for her household, friends and family. Today, alongside the family, produce is used in Waddesdon’s restaurants, hotel and food markets. A working garden on this scale is rare in the 21st century and Eythrope is legendary in the garden world for the excellence of gardening and as a haven for traditional techniques that might otherwise be lost.

While at Eythrope, you can purchase produce from the garden (please note we can only accept cash), and copies of Paradise and Plenty, Lady Mary Keen’s companion guide to the garden, photographed by Tom Hatton.

Once at the Manor, you can enjoy a bite to eat and visit the gardens there, including a chance to see Waddesdon’s famous carpet bedding.

This is a 90 minute guided tour of Eythrope’s Walled Garden with time to explore at your leisure, an opportunity to purchase Eythrope produce, shuttle bus transportation to and from Eythrope, shuttle bus tickets, and grounds admission and afternoon tea in the Manor Restaurant.

Further information

  • Discounts available for RHS members, to book tickets with an RHS discount email enquiries@waddesdon.org.uk
  • There are some steps and uneven surfaces at Eythrope and may not be suitable for wheelchair users
  • This is an outdoor tour, please come prepared for all weather
  • Due to its remote location, all visitors will be transported to Eythrope from Waddesdon’s main visitor car park by shuttle bus
  • The buses depart promptly at 1:15pm, please arrive in good time for the bus as latecomers cannot be admitted
  • At the end of your tour you will be taken by bus to the Waddesdon’s grounds
  • Visitors may enjoy the grounds and gardens at the Manor until 5pm, but will need to purchase additional tickets for a visit to the House
  • Please retain your ticket in order to have free use of the shuttle bus back to the car park
  • You can amend or transfer your booking up to 48 hours prior to visit. No cancellation re illness
  • Please be aware that work to the greenhouse heating pipes will be underway from May to July, so access to the greenhouses may be limited during this period.