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Notice: Our gardens are now closed for the winter and will re-open on 14 February 2015. However, our woodlands are open daily (10am-4pm) for winter walks.

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).

Winter walks

Our woodlands are open daily so why not wrap up warm, pull on your boots and join us to walk away the winter blues?

You could explore frost jewelled corners, take in far reaching views over the Berkshire countryside or walk along the glittering River Thames on one of our self-guided walking routes.

Test out your coat on a crisp winter walk © National Trust / Gavin Duthie

Test out your coat on a crisp winter walk

Winter opening

Our gardens are now closed for the winter but the woodlands are open daily (subject to weather conditions). 

Our gardens, shop and cafés will re-open for the 2015 season on Saturday 14 February.

2015 events

Details of our spring events are available now. From Valentine's Day, Wild Wednesdays and our Cadbury Easter Egg Trail to wildflower walks and vegetable garden workshops, there's lots to look forward to.

Half-term highlights

Our gardens re-open for half-term.     As well as old favourites such as the Storybook Play Den and maze to keep the little ones entertained we’ll also have a new free spring trail to help you explore together.