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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).

Half-term fun

As well as a giant maze, storybook themed play den and play trail in the woods, we've got lots of events planned for the October half-term.

Join us for our last Wild Wednesday of the year on 29 October and have a 'spooktacular' time on our Hallowe'en trail, held every day throughout half-term.

Autumn colour

We're looking forward to autumn and seeing a different side to our gardens and woodlands as the leaves become the stars of the show.

In our Water Garden the oriental pagoda is framed by vibrant gold and crimson maple leaves whilst beech trees form a copper canopy in the woodlands.

Great British Walk

Join us for a Great British Walk this autumn and discover this season's spectrum of colours.

It's a great time of year to explore our woodlands as the leaves turn golden and bronze, framing views over lush green pasture and the shimmering Thames below.

Our giant slide

Our giant slide continues to entertain both children and the young at heart. Look out over our conservation work to save the South Terrace before taking a thrilling ride back down to the Parterre.

  • Open weekends and local school holidays, 1-4.30pm
  • Suggested donation £2

Opening subject to slide and weather conditions.

Last of the summer colour

This year’s summer display on the Parterre © National Trust / Meghan Doran

This year’s summer display on the Parterre

The school's may be back but summer's not over yet... our new Rose Garden is still in bloom and there's colour on the Parterre and in the forecourt borders too. If you're making a special visit, call us to check the latest flower forecast.

Last of the summer colour

Over 900 repeat flowering roses in the new Rose Garden © National Trust / Meghan Doran

Over 900 repeat flowering roses in the new Rose Garden

The school's may be back but summer's not over yet... our new Rose Garden is still in bloom and there's colour on the Parterre and in the forecourt borders too. If you're making a special visit, call us to check the latest flower forecast.

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