The Rothschild Foundation is sad to announce the death of its Chairman, Lord Rothschild, businessman, entrepreneur, philanthropist and cultural leader, who made a profound difference to many areas of British life.

He led, amongst other institutions, the National Gallery, the National Lottery Heritage Fund and the family’s flagship, Waddesdon Manor. He supported many causes, some close to his home in Buckinghamshire, others as far afield as Israel, Albania, Greece and the United States. He was committed to helping communities, the environment, education and above all, the arts. His exemplary service to his country was recognised on several occasions, with a GBE, a CVO and as a member of the Order of Merit.

Jacob Rothschild was an extraordinary person, and his loss will be felt by many. The family is committed to continuing his legacy and the foundation which he loved and endowed. His daughter Hannah assumes the role of Chair of the Rothschild Foundation.

We will all be inspired by his vision, ambition, and his commitment to excellence.

What's On

Gardens, Walks, talks & tours

Eythrope Walled Garden Tour

Every Wed from 17 May to 11 Oct

10.15am & 1.15pm
prompt departure by shuttle bus from the visitor car park

£25 – £50, ticket includes Waddesdon Grounds admission

Please book using the links below


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.

Eythrope morning garden tour with hot drink & cake £25

Includes a £5 catering voucher valid for hot drinks & cake in any food-to-go outlet, free Waddesdon Grounds admission and shuttle bus.

Book morning tour

Eythrope afternoon garden tour with afternoon tea £50

Includes Afternoon Tea at the Manor Restaurant, free Waddesdon Grounds admission and shuttle bus.

Book afternoon tour



Discover the four-acre walled garden, glasshouses and orchard at Eythrope. Visits to this private garden are by guided tour only and take place on Wednesdays and selected Fridays 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.

Further information

  • Discounts available for RHS members, to book tickets with an RHS discount email
  • 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 10.15am and 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, where you can use your voucher or enjoy your afternoon tea  at the Manor Restaurant depending on which tour you have chosen.
  • 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 consider booking a morning tour if you’d also like to go in the House as you will have more time to explore
  • Please retain your ticket in order to have free use of the shuttle bus back to the car park

Sample cakes

Salted caramel slice (vg, n, gf)

Carrot and walnut loaf

Lemon and blueberry drizzle loaf

Chocolate brownie

Giant cookie

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

Verrine with Eythrope seasonal fruit
Dark Chocolate & Praline Opera Cake
White Chocolate & Blackcurrant Viennese Whirl
Raspberry Macaron
Scone with Strawberry Preserve & Clotted Cream