Gardens to Visit in Buckinghamshire

Cliveden

© National Trust Images/Clive Nichols

Extensive rolling parkland and gardens surround this beautiful stately house. Run by the National Trust. Large formal garden with clipped box hedges and whimsical topiary. Water gardens with a pagoda overlooking a large lake, fringed by flowering cherry and maples. Near to the house are many interesting garden ornaments, statues, urns and ornate garden buildings.

Facilities: parking, cafe, shop, picnic area
Open: all year (exc. Xmas)
Address: Cliveden Rd, Taplow SL1 8NS
Tel: 01628 605069 - Run by National Trust
Web: nationaltrust.org.uk

Stowe Gardens

© National Trust Images/Andrew Butler

Magnificent landscaped park developed in the 17/18th centuries for the Dukes of Buckinghamshire. One of the most ambitious and important landscape gardens in England. It is packed with Greek and Gothic temples, grottoes, statues, ornamental bridges, artificial lakes and natural planting. Added to by many of Britain's leading garden designers during its 300 year history.

Facilities: parking, shop, picnic area, tours
Open: all year (exc. Xmas)
Address: Buckinghamshire, MK18 5EQ
Tel: 01280 817156 - Run by National Trust
Web: nationaltrust.org.uk

Waddesdon Manor

formal gardens at Waddesdon Manor

Terraced Garden in Summer © TAB

Waddesdon's renowned parterre begins to come into flower in March, with spring bedding of tulips, primulas, scillas and early daffodils. In summer the terraced gardens are a riot of colour with traditional Edwardian style bedding schemes. Also a superb Aviary Garden featuring delicate wrought iron work, plus an orchard with wide variety of apples and other autumn fruits.

Facilities: parking, plant centre, cafe
Open: March to November
Address: Waddesdon, Aylesbury HP18 0JH
Tel: 01296 820414
Web: waddesdon.org.uk/


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