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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).
Cadbury Easter Egg Trail
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.
Our Wild Wednesdays offer the perfect excuse to head outdoors and shake off the winter blues. There are three sessions this Easter:
- Wednesday 1 April - Plant it, grow it, eat it
- Wednesday 8 April - Become a nature detective
- Wednesday 15 April - 50 things extravaganza
Drop in from 11am until 2.30pm. £2 per child plus usual admission.
School holiday fun
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.
Our gardens springing into life again.
Look out for crocuses, primroses and hellebores dotted around the gardens and take a wander past Stable Bank where drifts of daffodils are beginning to bloom.
Come-mid April, the striking bedding display on the Parterre and thousands of anemones in the Long Garden are expected to be in full bloom.