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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).

Summer’s arriving in the garden

Over 900 roses will bloom from late June until September © National Trust / Meghan Doran

Over 900 roses will bloom from late June until September

Our newly restored Rose Garden is even more spectacular this year. The scent of hundreds of roses fills the air whilst the colourful blooms draw you deeper into this secluded space.

For more summer colour, stroll through the Long Garden where purple and cream Salvia Vista are framed by the elegant topiary and statues.

On the Parterre  a new multi-coloured display featuring petunias, begonias, marigolds and more has been planted which will be at its peak from mid-July.

Summer’s arriving in the garden

Ten thousand purple and cream Salvia Vista fill the Long Garden © National Trust / Polly Ingham-Watts

Ten thousand purple and cream Salvia Vista fill the Long Garden

Our newly restored Rose Garden is even more spectacular this year. The scent of hundreds of roses fills the air whilst the colourful blooms draw you deeper into this secluded space.

For more summer colour, stroll through the Long Garden where purple and cream Salvia Vista are framed by the elegant topiary and statues.

On the Parterre a new multi-coloured display featuring petunias, begonias, marigolds and more has been planted which will be at its peak from mid-July.

Summer’s arriving in the garden

A vibrant colourful scheme is planned for the Parterre © National Trust / David Watson

A vibrant colourful scheme is planned for the Parterre

Our newly restored Rose Garden is even more spectacular this year. The scent of hundreds of roses fills the air whilst the colourful blooms draw you deeper into this secluded space.

For more summer colour, stroll through the Long Garden where purple and cream Salvia Vista are framed by the elegant topiary and statues.

On the Parterre a new multi-coloured display featuring petunias, begonias, marigolds and more has been planted which will be at its peak from mid-July.

50 things to do before you're 11 3/4

Make the most of the great outdoors this summer.

Go hunting for bugs, build a den, climb a tree, try bird watching and more as you complete our list of not to be missed activities.

Pick up your free 50 things to do before you're 11¾ scrapbook from the Information Centre and join in the fun.

Outdoor theatre in the Water Garden

Experience an authentic, Shakespearean performance

Ticket for our popular outdoor theatre season are on sale. Pack a picnic and join us in the Water Garden this summer. 

Exclusive evening garden tours

Looking ahead to warm summer evenings?

Why not book a date in the diary to join our exclusive tour to take in the summer sights in our gardens, before enjoying a delicious home-cooked supper in our Orangery Café.

  • Tuesday 14 and 21 July, 6.15pm
  • Adults £38

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