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Gardens

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

Sustainability in the gardens

Those who visit us frequently might be surprised at the appearance of some areas of the Garden. Waddesdon is investing in a more sustainable horticultural and garden management plan, reducing waste, replanting bulbs, using green manures and dedicating vast areas of the grounds to wildflower meadows.

We are in a period of transition and while the gardens may not be as polished as in previous years, they are healthier, more environmentally friendly and are gearing up for some incredible late summer colour.

Read more about the changes in the gardens

Looking good in the garden right now: Parterre and early autumn colour

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.