Please note, Waddesdon will be completely closed 29 June–5 July with the exception of the ticketed live music events. From 6-8 July the property reopens but there will be potential disruption to the Manor.

The live music events from 2-5 July are organised by Senbla. The grounds of Waddesdon have been hired as a venue only, and our staff are not involved in the organisation of these concerts. For any enquiries relating to these concerts, please contact Senbla here or email info@senbla.com

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Gardens, Walks, talks & tours

Eythrope Walled Garden Tour

Every Wed from 18 May to 19 Oct

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

Adult £50 Includes Gardener's lunch or afternoon tea

Includes a meal in the Manor Restaurant, free Grounds admission and shuttle bus

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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.

This year, a visit to Eythrope has special significance, as it is the centenary of its creator, Miss Alice de Rothschild.

Miss Alice 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.

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 from May to October.

Tickets include 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.

Once at the Manor, you can visit the gardens there, including a chance to see Waddesdon’s famous carpet bedding, and enjoy Alice’s Wonderlands, the centenary exhibition in the Coach House at the Stables.

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.

More about Alice’s Wonderlands exhibition

Further information

  • Tickets £50, all bookings are for adults only
  • 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 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 Manor Restaurant for lunch or afternoon tea
  • Visitors may enjoy the grounds, Alice’s Wonderlands exhibition in the Coach House 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

Sample lunch

Bowl of soup
Handmade sausage roll
Seasonal quiche with Eythrope vegetables
Garden salad
Verrine with Eythrope seasonal fruit

Sample afternoon tea, a selection from

Savoury
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

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