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Glorious gardens overlooking the River Thames

Set high above the Thames with far-reaching views, Cliveden’s impressive gardens and majestic woodlands capture the grandeur of a bygone age.

Follow in the footsteps of dukes, earls and royalty as you explore a series of gardens, each with their own special charm. From the formality of the Parterre with its vibrant floral displays to the quirky statuary and topiary in the Long Garden, the gardens will delight you in every season.

For younger visitors, the Storybook Play Den encourages imaginations to run wild as you play amongst wooden carvings of favourite storybook characters whilst the 500 metres of winding paths in the Cliveden Maze make it a challenge for all ages to find the centre.

The formal gardens give way to secluded glades, tree-lined avenues and picturesque riverside with miles of woodland walks to discover.

The house is now a luxury hotel but you can take a peek inside by joining a short guided tour on Thursday or Sunday afternoons from April to October (timed ticket required).

New Rose Garden

Our newly restored Rose Garden is now in bloom for the first time.

The garden is based on Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe's original 1950s design and includes 44 varieties of roses in shades of red, orange and yellow.

Over 900 repeat flowering roses have been planted with blooms expected throughout the summer, until September.

Summer holiday fun

Climb a tree in the woods © NTPL/Paul Harris

Climb a tree in the woods

There are lots of reasons to visit us this summer. See if you can solve the maze, discover our woodland play trail and follow our free family trail around the gardens. Or relax with a picnic whilst the children explore the storybook-themed play area.

Summer holiday fun

Go sliding in the play area ... or try the giant South Terrace slide © NTPL/Megan Taylor

Go sliding in the play area ... or try the giant South Terrace slide

There are lots of reasons to visit us this summer. See if you can solve the maze, discover our woodland play trail and follow our free family trail around the gardens. Or relax with a picnic whilst the children explore the storybook-themed play area. 

Summer holiday fun

Can you solve the giant Cliveden maze? © NTPL/Clare Kendall

Can you solve the giant Cliveden maze?

There are lots of reasons to visit us this summer. See if you can solve the maze, discover our woodland play trail and follow our free family trail around the gardens. Or relax with a picnic whilst the children explore the storybook-themed play area.

Slide to save the South Terrace

Following great reviews last year, our giant slide is back. 

Look out over our conservation work to save the South Terrace before taking a thrilling ride back down to the Parterre.

Open weekends and school holidays 1-4.30pm subject to slide and weather conditions. Suggested donation £2.

Summer outdoor theatre

Romeo and Juliet

  • Saturday 6 September, 7pm
  • Adult £16.50, Child £10

This classic tale of two star-crossed lovers is brought to you by The Lord Chamberlain’s Men and their unique blend of all male Shakespearean theatre.

50 things to do before you're 11 ¾

Our list of 50 things to do before you're 11 ¾ will take you and your family a little deeper into the great outdoors.

From bird watching to bug hunting to kite flying there is an outdoor adventure to be had whatever the weather.

Pick up your scrapbook from the Information Centre and start exploring.

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