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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).

Last rays of summer colour

Foxgloves and Salvia are abundant on the Parterre this summer © National Trust / Polly Ingham-Watts

Foxgloves and Salvia are abundant on the Parterre this summer

Our Rose Garden has been even more spectacular this year and is expected to bloom through to mid-September with many of the roses on their second flowering this season.

The Parterre continues to thrive in the late-summer season with petunias, begonias, marigolds and more creating a vibrant multi-coloured display.

Last rays of summer colour

Ten thousand purple and cream salvia vista continue to fill the Long Garden © National Trust / Polly Ingham-Watts

Ten thousand purple and cream salvia vista continue to fill the Long Garden

Our Rose Garden has been even more spectacular this year and is expected to bloom through to mid-September with many of the roses on their second flowering this season.

The Parterre continues to thrive in the late-summer season with petunias, begonias, marigolds and more creating a vibrant multi-coloured display.

Last rays of summer colour

Remember Me has been one of our favourite roses this summer © Polly Ingham-Watts

Remember Me has been one of our favourite roses this summer

Our Rose Garden has been even more spectacular this year and is expected to bloom through to mid-September with many of the roses on their second flowering this season.

The Parterre continues to thrive in the late-summer season with petunias, begonias, marigolds and more creating a vibrant multi-coloured display.

Outdoor theatre - Twelfth Night

Saturday 5 September, 7pm

Pack a picnic and join us in the Water Garden for a special performance of Shakespeare's Twelfth Night.

The Lord Chamberlain's Men return to present this tale of romance and mistaken identity.

Tickets are available online until 4pm on the day of the performance and then on the door from 6pm.

50 things to do before you're 11 ¾

Make the most of the great outdoors this season.

Go hunting for bugs, build a den, climb a tree, try bird watching and much more as you complete our list of not to be missed activities.

Pick up your free 50 things to do before you're 11 ¾ scrapbook from the Information Centre when you visit and join in the fun.

Looking ahead to autumn

Autumn leaves form a colourful backdrop to the pagoda in the Water Garden © National Trust / Meghan Doran

Autumn leaves form a colourful backdrop to the pagoda in the Water Garden

It's the season to dig out your scarf and wellies ready to embrace the great outdoors, and Cliveden is the place to do it this autumn. The woodlands and gardens will be swathed in shades of deep orange, red and gold tones giving you that truly autumnal feeling. A particular highlight is our Japanese Water Garden where the autumn colour will be at its most vibrant.

Looking ahead to autumn

Walk through our avenues of autumn colour © National Trust / Paul Watson

Walk through our avenues of autumn colour

It's the season to dig out your scarf and wellies ready to embrace the great outdoors, and Cliveden is the place to do it this autumn. The woodlands and gardens will be swathed in shades of deep orange, red and gold tones giving you that truly autumnal feeling. A particular highlight is our Japanese Water Garden where the autumn colour will be at its most vibrant.

Looking ahead to autumn

The Blenheim Pavillion glows in gentle autumn light © National Trust / Meghan Doran

The Blenheim Pavillion glows in gentle autumn light

It's the season to dig out your scarf and wellies ready to embrace the great outdoors, and Cliveden is the place to do it this autumn. The woodlands and gardens will be swathed in shades of deep orange, red and gold tones giving you that truly autumnal feeling. A particular highlight is our Japanese Water Garden where the autumn colour is will be at its most vibrant.

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