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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).

How many different varieties of snowdrop can you spot? © NTPL/Stephen Robson

How many different varieties of snowdrop can you spot?

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

A golden display of daffodils on Stable Bank

Red, blue-violet and white anemones will fill the Long Garden © NTPL/Paul Harris

Red, blue-violet and white anemones will fill the Long Garden

Signs of spring

We're looking forward to the coming weeks and our gardens springing into life again.

From February, look out for clumps of snowdrops and early crocuses dotted around the gardens. Come mid-March drifts daffodils will fill Stable Bank whilst the striking bedding display on the Parterre and thousands of anemones in the Long Garden are expected to be in full bloom by mid-April.

Mothers' Day

Enjoy Mothers' Day together © NTPL/John Millar

Enjoy Mothers' Day together

Mums go free on Sunday 15 March 

Why not organise a family day out exploring the spring-time gardens to say 'thank you' to your mum?

Not only will the gardens offer a perfect pick me up from the winter weather, there's a further treat in store thanks to Chiltern Valley Winery in Henley-on-Thames who will be offering free wine tasting, 11am – 3pm (whilst stocks last, over 18s only).

Cadbury Easter Egg Trail

Join us for a Cadbury Easter Egg trail this Easter weekend © NTPL/Cadbury

Join us for a Cadbury Easter Egg trail this Easter weekend

Friday 3 - Monday 6 April, 11am - 4pm

Become an 'eggsplorer' this bank holiday weekend as you discover the spring-time gardens on our special trail.

Children will need to keep a look out for paper rabbits hiding among the shrubbery, count giant eggs hanging from the trees and solve the Easter riddle before enjoying a delicious Cadbury Egghead prize at the end. Children £3 plus usual admission. 

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