Steeped in history, each part of the Gardens tell a different story.
Waddesdon's grounds and gardens are open for local visitors to enjoy, Wednesday - Sunday 10am - 4pm. The Winter Light trail is cancelled. To adhere to essential social distancing guidelines and to ensure we operate responsibly there are special measures in place to keep staff and visitors safe. If you would like to visit, tickets must be pre-booked in advance.
Shuttle buses will no longer be running but there are a limited number of premium parking spaces (£15 per car) and free Blue Badge spaces at the top of the hill.
For the time being, the House and wine cellars are not currently open. Takeaway food and drinks are available but there is no seating near the outlets. For the latest information and updates check our website>
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About the gardens
Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild created a garden of beauty and wonder in the late 19th century. Today, this magic lives on. The gardens are still renowned for their treasures and, with acres of landscaped grounds to explore, there are plenty of delights to discover and adventures to be had - at every twist and turn.
We've several walks suitable for most abilities - or just enjoy the scenery at your leisure. We've planted up our summer bedding scheme and with a little more sunshine, the colours will soon be vibrant and bright.
From tiny tots to young teens, children are free to jump, swing, climb, skip and play all day long. Our playground winds through the trees, making use of the natural environment to create a magical area. Little ones can play in safety at the bottom of the hill, with slides, swings and plenty of soft bark to land in. At the top of the hill is our bird's nest swing, giant green slide, zip wire and other popular equipment.
There is also a rare example of a working aviary housed in an historical structure, restored to its full beauty and stocked with colourful birds. A must-see on your visit to Waddesdon.