We will reopen the grounds and car park from Wed 3 June. All visitors must pre-book their visit.

NOTE: All tickets until 14 June are now sold out, more tickets will be released on Fri 5 June.

Our online shop is open, taking and delivering orders.

gardens statue

Your visit


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

Usually from June, we are in the midst of planting our summer bedding scheme, which then blooms through the summer months. This year, it has not been possible due to lockdown, so the formal gardens are not as manicured as they’d usually be.

The parterre

Explore the gardens online

Discover the story of the gardens as well as special highlights with our online trails, blogs and films.

Enjoy a virtual wander

Looking good in the garden right now: scent and colour are coming into the gardens

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

Read about the artists behind the maps>