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The Parterre

Since 2010, we have been working to recapture the glory of Cliveden’s pièce de résistance. The Parterre is now planted in a style pioneered by John Fleming.

Cliveden's collection

Discover our online inventory. There are over 900 items currently listed, from sculpture and suits of armour to snooker balls, as well as many rarely seen items from behind closed doors.

Join in

A major renaissance is well underway to return the gardens and grounds to their former splendour and you could get involved by joining our enthusiastic volunteer team.

Recent projects

The Cockerell Pavilion after the conservation repairs © National Trust / Hannah Purcell

The Cockerell Pavilion after the conservation repairs

Restoring the Cockerell Pavilion

The Cockerell Pavilion which stands at the western end of the Terrace has recently undergone extensive conservation repairs. Find out about the work our specialist team have carried out on this romantic building and what we have planned for the rest of the Terrace.

Recent projects

One of 12 varieties of apple grown here © National Trust/ Meghan Doran

One of 12 varieties of apple grown here

Fruit trees return to the Walled Garden

Did you know our main visitor car park was once a walled garden created to supply the estate with fruit and vegetables? See how we're working to re-instate the kitchen garden character to the car park.

Recent projects

Take on the challenge of the giant maze © Clare Kendall

Take on the challenge of the giant maze

The giant Cliveden Maze

It took two years to recreate the Cliveden Maze. The fully grown maze is based on one that was built for the 1st Viscount Astor in 1894 which had been all but lost for decades. Our team, with the help of some local craftspeople, completed the complex project in record time, opening the maze to the public in April 2011.

Recent projects

The crane begins to lift the Spirit of Liberty from the ground © National Trust / David Sell

The crane begins to lift the Spirit of Liberty from the ground

Spirit of Liberty statue flies in

A new Spirit of Liberty statue has been lifted into place on top of the Clock Tower. Cast in bronze and finished with gold leaf, the statue now glints in the sunshine as he overlooks the house and gardens.

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