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Waddesdon Manor Garden

A prime example of the Mixed Style, made with the great resources of the Rothschild family. The house was started in 1877. Five parallel drives lead to the north front. The garden contains Italian terraces,a lavish aviary, a rock garden made from artificial Pulham stone, Italian, French and Dutch statues, a large collection of specimen trees and shrubs. The practice of furnishing the terraces with elaborate bedding has been resumed.
Photograph © Hugh Palmer
Photograph © Oxford Botanica/Adam Hodge
Photograph © Oxford Botanica/Adam Hodge
Photograph © Oxford Botanica/Adam Hodge
Photograph © Hugh Palmer

History

Waddesdon has one of the finest Victorian gardens in Britain, featuring a parterre, seasonal displays, shady walks and views, fountains and statuary. At its heart lies the Aviary, stocked with species that were once part of Baron Ferdinand’s collection.

Waddesdon Manor, Waddesdon, nr Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England, HP18 0JH

OPENING DATES 2011 Gardens, Aviary, Woodland Playground, Shops & Restaurant Winter Season 8 Jan – 27 Mar (weekends only)10.00am – 5.00pm Rest of the Year 30 Mar – 2 Jan (Weds-Suns and Bank Holidays) 10.00am – 5.00pm (also open Monday 19 and Tuesdays 20 & 27 December, closed 24, 25 & 26 December) House & Gardens, Wine Cellars, Woodland Playground, Shops & Restaurants 30 Mar - 30 Oct (Wed-Fri 12.00noon – 4.00pm, Sat, Sun & Bank Holidays 11.00am - 4.00pm) Bachelors’ Wing 30 Mar – 30 Oct (Weds-Fri 12.00noon - 4.00pm) 16 Nov - 31 Dec (Weds-Fri 12.00noon – 4.00pm) 16 Nov - 31 Dec (Sat, Sun and Bank Holidays 11.00am - 4.00pm) (Including Monday 19 and Tuesdays 20 and 27 December. Closed 24, 25, 26 December) (Including Monday 19 and Tuesdays 20 and 27 December. Closed 24, 25, 26 December) 11.00 – 4.00

ADMISSION PRICES 2011 Gardens, Aviary, Woodland Playground, Shops & Restaurant: Gift Aid Admission Prices Winter Season Adult £8.00 Child £4.50 Family £20.50 8 Jan – 27 Mar (weekends only) 10.00 – 5.00 Rest of the Year 30 Mar – 31 Dec (Weds-Fri) Adult £6.50 Child £3.50 Family £16.50 30 Mar - 31 Dec (weekends & BHs) Adult £8.00 Child £4.50 Family £20.50 House & Gardens, Wine Cellars, Woodland Playground, Shops & Restaurants Adult Child 30 Mar - 30 Oct (Weds-Fri) Adult £15.00 Child £11.00 30 Mar – 30 Oct (weekends & BHs) Adult £17.00 Child £13.00 Bachelors’ Wing 30 Mar – 30 Oct (Weds-Fri) Adult £3.60 Child £3.60 16 Nov - 31 Dec (Weds-Fri) Adult £15.00 Child £11.00 16 Nov - 31 Dec (weekends) Adult £17.00 Child £13.00 National Trust members and children under 5 years old are admitted free of charge to both house and gardens.

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