Start your New Year off at Cliveden

Here's our list of things to do at Cliveden this New Year. Whether you're stretching your legs in our leafy woodlands or enjoying afternoon tea in our Orangery café, there's lots to see and do to keep you warm across the estate.

Snowdrops Cliveden

Cliveden's snowdrop watch

In the gloom of winter, snowdrops are the little wonders of nature which can lift our spirits and help carry us through to spring. Check this article for live updates as we track the spread of the buds and blooms throughout the gardens and woodland. The varying weather from one year to the next means no displays ever the same.

Volunteer working woodland on a working holiday

Working holiday - fixing the footpaths of Cliveden

Restore parts of the footpath networks across the Cliveden Estate as part of a three day working holiday.

Books from the National Trust online shop

The Weighbridge secondhand bookshop

The Weighbridge is Cliveden's secondhand bookshop; a place where you can pick up a bargain whilst supporting vital conservation work.

The Generator House

The Generator House at Cliveden

After almost a year The Generator House is beginning to see the light of day once more... an important building constructed for the Astors' to supply them with electricity, one of the very first private homes in the UK to do so. After many years of gradual decay, the Trust now has the opportunity to restore a significant part of this interesting engineering building.

Autumn walk


Cliveden's wider estate offers extensive views across the Berkshire countryside and scenes of the river Thames below. We have downloadable walking trails for all abilities which take you around some of the top spots on the estate, from our formal gardens to the depths of the woodlands. Choose the one for you.

Bluebells in the woodlands at Cliveden in Buckinghamshire

Spring flower trails at Cliveden

Celebrate the end of winter and the arrival of spring at one of our seasonal flower events.

A volunteer gardener works on pruning

Volunteering at Cliveden

A dedicated team of volunteers help us to look after Cliveden and open to visitors every day. There's lots of ways you could get involved...

Homeware from the National Trust Grasslands shop collection

Cliveden's Gift Shop

Cliveden's gift shop is stocked full of seasonal produce for you to cherish long after you've left the site. Pick up something for your gardens and outdoors in the plant centre or cuddle up with your favourite scarf inside, we've plenty of goodies sure to delight.