Eythrope Walled Garden Tour

Whether a home gardener looking for inspiration, a garden historian searching out old traditions, or a professional hoping to learn new tricks, a visit to the private Rothschild walled garden at Eythrope will intrigue, inform and inspire.

  • Booking essential

This year, a visit to Eythrope has special significance, as it is the centenary of its creator, Miss Alice de Rothschild.

Miss Alice was a passionate and knowledgeable horticulturalist, renowned for her perfectionism and innovation. The walled garden at Eythrope was and is a productive garden, which supplied vegetables, fruit, herbs and cut flowers for her household, friends and family. Today, produce is used in Waddesdon’s restaurants and hotel. A working garden on this scale is rare and Eythrope is legendary in the garden world for the excellence of gardening and as a haven for traditional techniques that might otherwise be lost.

Tickets include a light meal with savoury and sweet elements inspired by the seasonal produce from Eythrope and created by the Manor Restaurant’s in-house chefs. Once at the Manor, you can visit the gardens there, including a chance to see Waddesdon’s famous carpet bedding, and enjoy Alice’s Wonderlands, the centenary exhibition in the Coach House at the Stables.

While at Eythrope, purchase produce from the garden (please note we can only accept cash), and copies of Paradise and Plenty, Lady Mary Keen’s companion guide to the garden, photographed by Tom Hatton.

Discover the four-acre walled garden, glasshouses and orchard at Eythrope. Visits to this private garden are by guided tour only and take place every Wednesday until 19 October. Tours run at 10.15am and 1.15pm. Book here: https://waddesdon.org.uk/whats-on/eythrope-walled-garden-tour/

Prices

Event ticket prices
  • Adult £50.00

The basics

Booking details
Call Please book online.
Tickets £50, all bookings are for adults only.
Suitability
Not suitable for children.
Meeting point
Please meet in Waddesdon’s main visitor car park, you will be transported to Eythrope by shuttle bus. Please arrive arrive in good time as latecomers cannot be admitted.
What to bring and wear
This is an outdoor tour, please come prepared for all weather.
Accessibility
There are some steps and uneven surfaces at Eythrope and may not be suitable for wheelchair users.

Contact Info

Name
Bookings
Email
enquiries@waddesdon.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01296 820414

Upcoming events

Eythrope Walled Garden Tour

Wed 17 Aug 2022
10:15-13:00
Whether a home gardener looking for inspiration, a garden historian searching out old traditions, or a professional hoping to learn new tricks, a visit to the private Rothschild walled garden at Eythrope will intrigue, inform and inspire.

Gainsborough: The Pink Boy Conserved

Wed 17 Aug 2022
11:00-16:00
A new display celebrates the return of Thomas Gainsborough’s ‘The Pink Boy’ (1782), one of Waddesdon’s most popular paintings.

Edmund de Waal: we live here, forever taking leave

Wed 17 Aug 2022
11:00-16:00
An exhibition showcasing new and celebrated works in porcelain by internationally acclaimed artist Edmund de Waal.

Seasonal Recruitment Open Day

Fri 19 Aug 2022
10:00-14:00
Join us for the most wonderful time of the year… come along to our Seasonal Recruitment Open Day to see what opportunities are available.

Chilli Fest

Fri 02 Sep 2022
10:00-17:00
The ultimate chilli experience. Turn up the heat at our annual Chilli Fest taking place in the beautiful gardens. 10am-5pm, Fri 2 - Sun 4 September.

A Rothschild Treasury: Tours

Wed 07 Sep 2022
10:50-12:00
Join one of our wonderful curators on a tour of A Rothschild Treasury, filled with more than 300 objects made from rare and precious materials. Discover the stories of these fabulous pieces.