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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).

School holiday fun

Let imaginations run wild in our Storybook Play Den © NTPL/Megan Taylor

Let imaginations run wild in our Storybook Play Den

During the school holidays our colour-filled spring gardens are complemented by lots of activities designed especially with little ones in mind. 

Pick up your free spring trail from the Information Centre, stop by the storybook themed play area, see if you can solve the giant Cliveden maze or venture into the wilds of the woodlands and try out the play trail.

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 springing into life again. Look out for primroses and hellebores dotted around the gardens or take a wander past Stable Bank where drifts of daffodils are beginning to bloom.

Signs of spring

A golden display of daffodils on Stable Bank © National Trust / Clare Kendall

A golden display of daffodils on Stable Bank

Our gardens are springing into life again. Look out for primroses and hellebores dotted around the gardens or take a wander past Stable Bank where drifts of daffodils are beginning to bloom.

Signs of spring

30,000 plants and bulbs will fill the Parterre come mid-April © National Trust / Meghan Doran

30,000 plants and bulbs will fill the Parterre come mid-April

Our gardens are springing into life again. Look out for primroses and hellebores dotted around the gardens or take a wander past Stable Bank where drifts of daffodils are beginning to bloom.

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.

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