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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

'Eggsplore' our gardens this Easter weekend

'Eggsplore' our gardens this Easter weekend

18, 19, 20 and 21 April, 11am - 4pm

Become 'eggsplorers' and hunt for clues around the grounds to win a delicious Cadbury chocolate Egghead prize. £2.50 per child plus usual admission.

Our giant slide returns

Following great reviews last year, our slide is back. 

Find out about our project to save the South Terrace and look out over the conservation work from the high level platform before taking a thrilling ride back down to the Parterre.

Open subject to slide and weather conditions. Suggested sliding donation £2.

Time for tulips in the Long Garden?

We're watching and waiting for the 21,500 Tulip ‘Avignon’ in the Long Garden to flower. This photo was taken on 14 April and shows all the tulips with buds, ready to burst into colour soon.

We're expecting them to bloom in time for the Easter weekend and will be posting updates here so you don't miss the display.

Spring colour

Enjoy the scent of Magnolia in the Water Garden from mid April © NTPL/John Millar

Enjoy the scent of Magnolia in the Water Garden from mid April

Spring is here and our gardens are filled with colour again. Highlights include bountiful blossom, a new spring display on the Parterre and a carpet of bluebells in the woodlands.

Spring colour

Discover bluebells in the woodlands from mid April © NTPL/National Trust

Discover bluebells in the woodlands from mid April

Spring is here and our gardens are filled with colour again. Highlights include bountiful blossom, a new spring display on the Parterre and a carpet of bluebells in the woodlands.

Spring colour

This years spring display on the Parterre  © NTPL/National Trust / Meghan Doran

This years spring display on the Parterre

Spring is here and our gardens are filled with colour again. Highlights include bountiful blossom, a new spring display on the Parterre and a carpet of bluebells in the woodlands.

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