Mushroom tree view and visitors

Your visit


Designed for Baron Ferdinand's guests, Waddesdon's gardens are now enjoyed by all visitors for their beauty and calm.

Looking good in the garden right now: Aviary Glade is in full flower. Near Tay Bridge, see beautiful Bluebells and a flowering Judas Tree.

Three dimensional bird made of carpet bedding

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Skylarks nesting in Diamond Jubilee Wood

Skylarks are ground-nesting birds, with a breeding season running from April to August. We would ask if you are walking in the wood to please keep your dog on a lead.

Upcoming events

Gardener mowing the grass maze

Midsummer mowed maze

From 21 June – 1 Sept 2019


Five Arrows Hotel Bar and Garden

3pm-7pm, Summer BBQ’s every Sunday. No need to book.

Glimpse the gardens on film

The gardens were the vision of Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild, who created the Manor at the end of the 19th century. What began as a bare hill in 1874, is now an exceptional example of Victorian horticulture including formal gardens, trees and walks.

Watch this short video to see highlights throughout the changing of the seasons.


Illustrated maps

On arrival buy one of our doubled-sided illustrated maps. On one side a mindfulness map designed by artist Bek Cruddace highlights peaceful spots, and on the other a dog map designed by artist Debbie Ryder, points out all the key areas to enjoy with your dog.

£2 from the Welcome Pavilion