Gardens

Glorious gardens

30,000 plants and bulbs fill the Parterre in spring © National Trust / Hannah Purcell

30,000 plants and bulbs fill the Parterre in spring

Follow in the footsteps of dukes, earls, kings and queens as you stroll through our impressive gardens.

This spring you'll find vibrant colours on the famous Parterre thanks to thousands of tulips, pansies, wallflowers and forget-me-nots. Meanwhile, blossom drifts through the Water Garden and red, blue-violet and white anemones mingle with the topiary in the Long Garden.

Glorious gardens

The Parterre display reaches its peak in April © National Trust / Meghan Doran

The Parterre display reaches its peak in April

Follow in the footsteps of dukes, earls, kings and queens as you stroll through our impressive gardens.

This spring you'll find vibrant colours on the famous Parterre thanks to thousands of tulips, pansies, wallflowers and forget-me-nots. Meanwhile, blossom drifts through the Water Garden and red, blue-violet and white anemones mingle with the topiary in the Long Garden.

Glorious gardens

Enjoy the scents of spring © NTPL/John Millar

Enjoy the scents of spring

Follow in the footsteps of dukes, earls, kings and queens as you stroll through our impressive gardens.

This spring you'll find vibrant colours on the famous Parterre thanks to thousands of tulips, pansies, wallflowers and forget-me-nots. Meanwhile, blossom drifts through the Water Garden and red, blue-violet and white anemones mingle with the topiary in the Long Garden.

The Parterre

The view from the South Terrace looking out over the Parterre is one not to be missed.

The beds are planted with spring and summer bedding displays creating a carpet of colour.

The Long Garden

Masses of seasonal flowers are displayed amongst a collection of topiary and sculpture.

Although this spring's narcissus display has come to an end, anemones continue to add spots of colour.

The Water Garden

The Water Garden's oriental character was created for Lord Astor using water, rocks and a Chinese pagoda.

In spring, dusky pinks of cherry blossom and creamy-white magnolias form picture perfect reflections in the water.

Rose Garden

Our Rose Garden is based on Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe's original 1950s design and includes over 900 roses in shades of red, orange and yellow.

The repeat flowering roses bloom from late June until September.

Breathtaking views

Perched high on the cliffs, our gardens have always been famous for their stunning views.

Our ‘Cliveden views’ trail will take you around the gardens and highlights some of the most striking vistas.

Spring highlights

  • Colourful spring bedding display on the Parterre
  • Multi-coloured anemones in the Long Garden
  • A carpet of bluebells in the woodlands
  • Cherry and magnolia blossom in the Water Garden
  • Guided garden walks at 2pm on Tuesdays in April
  • Free family trails to help you discover spring-time delights together

     

 

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