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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).

Signs of spring

One of the 16 triangular beds on the Parterre filled with spring blooms © National Trust / Hannah Purcell

One of the 16 triangular beds on the Parterre filled with spring blooms

Our gardens are full of spring blooms.

On the Parterre you'll find tulips mingling with wallflowers, pansies and forget-me-nots creating a carpet of colour. Also look out for primroses, hellebores and rhododendrons dotted around the gardens.

If you head further afield you'll be rewarded with a haze of bluebells in the woodlands and delicate blossom on the fruit trees in the Round Garden.

Signs of spring

Follow one of our woodland trails to find a carpet of bluebells © National Trust

Follow one of our woodland trails to find a carpet of bluebells

Our gardens are full of spring blooms.

On the Parterre you'll find tulips mingling with wallflowers, pansies and forget-me-nots creating a carpet of colour. Also look out for primroses, hellebores and rhododendrons dotted around the gardens.

If you head further afield you'll be rewarded with a haze of bluebells in the woodlands and delicate blossom on the fruit trees in the Round Garden.

Signs of spring

Seek out perfectly formed primroses in a shady spot © National Trust / Hannah Purcell

Seek out perfectly formed primroses in a shady spot

Our gardens are full of spring blooms.

On the Parterre you'll find tulips mingling with wallflowers, pansies and forget-me-nots creating a carpet of colour. Also look out for primroses, hellebores and rhododendrons dotted around the gardens.

If you head further afield you'll be rewarded with a haze of bluebells in the woodlands and delicate blossom on the fruit trees in the Round Garden. 

Cliveden joins the cast of "Cinderella"

Some well known features found in our gardens proved picture-perfect inspiration for Disney’s latest live-action film, Cinderella.

If you're heading to the cinema, keep your eyes peeled and see if you can spot how our grand Clock Tower and the Fountain of Love caught the imagination of the film's set designers.

The Big Camp - family camping

10-11 July, 11-12 July, 17-18 July and 18-19 July

Spend a night under canvas in the majestic woodlands. This 'after-hours' event includes guided bat walks, bug hunting and storytelling around the campfire, complete with toasted marshmallows.

  • Adults £25, children £15

Nancy Astor's birthday party

Sunday 17 May - 11am - 4pm

Step back in time to the glamorous 1930s.

Join us to celebrate the birthday of Nancy Astor with live music in the Water Garden, Punch & Judy, party games and more.  

  • Free after usual admission.

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