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4th Jan - 23th Mar 2014 (weekends only) 10-5
26 March - 4 Jan 2014 Weds-Sun (inc. Bank Holidays, 27 & 28 Oct, 22, 23, 29 30 Dec), 10-5
26th Mar - 26 Oct 2014, Wednesday- Sunday. 12pm-4pm. Christmas season 12 Nov- 4 Jan 2015, Wednesday to Sunday 11am to 4pm (inc, 22,23,29,30 Dec 2014). To visit the house a grounds ticket must be purchased. All visitors require a timed ticket for the house, bookable up to 24 hours in advance from the booking office, open Monday to Friday 10 to 3 on 01296 653226 (£3 booking fee per transaction) or free online at www.waddesdon.org.uk. There are a limited number of house tickets and they sell out on busy days, especially weekends and throughout December
Any time of year
Summer Bedding from June
Please see our website at www.waddesdon.org.uk
Only guide dogs allowed in grounds. Braille and audio guides to house. many events - see own website
Aviary in grounds. Fountains, parterre and statuary.
Hartwell House, Aylesbury Five Arrows Hotel, Waddesdon
Bottle & Glass, Gibralter The Crown, Cuddington Green Dragon, Haddenham
These gardens are considered one of the finest Victorian gardens in Britain, with a parterre, seasonal displays, colourful shrubs, carpet bedding, statuary, fountains, contemporary sculpture and parkland. At its heart lies the rococo-style Aviary housing exotic birds and known for breeding endangered species.
They can be enjoyed at any season. Guided walks take place from April to September.
The gardens today are essentially the ones laid out by Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild and his French landscape designer, Elie Laine. When Baron Ferdinand bought the estate in 1874 the central hill was mostly farmland with few trees. In the next ten years a dramatic transformation took place. The crown of the hill was levelled off and planted with mature trees, drives and banks were created and formal gardens were planted and decorated with sculpture.
Waddesdon Manor and Gardens were bequeathed to the National Trust by the Rothschilds in 1957.