Gardens and parks in Thames and Chilterns

From gardens set in medieval ruins to landscapes dotted with temples, there's a wealth of outdoor spaces to enjoy in Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Hampshire and Oxfordshire.

The lake at The Vyne

The gardens at The Vyne

With over 400 years of history, the gardens surrounding The Vyne’s former Tudor palace offer a welcome escape to the outdoors. Find out useful information about bringing your dog and our family friendly activities.

Visitors looking at the blooming roses in the Rose Garden at Basildon Park

Garden at Basildon Park

With an impressive restoration story of their own, find out what the gardens of Basildon Park have been through to be where they are today.

Blue hyacinths in the Long Garden at Cliveden, Buckinghamshire

Cliveden's gardens 

A magnificent formal garden overlooking the River Thames, Cliveden boasts stunning seasonal floral displays, a 6-acre parterre, a 2m-high maze, an oriental style water garden and a play area.

A circular domed temple, has a collonade of surrounding pillars under a portico. You can see a flight of steps leading up to an open chamber. this is the Temple of Ancient Virtue at Stowe in Buckinghamshire.

The gardens at Stowe

Discover the stories behind the paths of vice, virtue and liberty that run throughout the gardens, and the individual beauty and significance of each area. Ask us about where to enjoy the best views, walks and picnic spots.

A statue overlooks the formal gardens at Hughenden, a National Trust property in Buckinghamshire

Gardens of Hughenden

Designed in an Italianate style, the formal garden features terraces, perfect lawns, classical statuary and a parterre full of vibrant colour. The walled garden and pleasure grounds offer a more relaxed space, ideal for play and picnics.

Detail of the Apollo Belvedere sculpture in the grounds at Waddesdon Manor, a National Trust property in Buckinghamshire

The gardens at Waddesdon Manor

Enjoy the gardens all year round with different bedding displays complementing the season.

The Temple of Music surrounded by still lake waters at West Wycombe Park, Buckinghamshire

The parkland at West Wycombe Park

The house at West Wycombe Park is set in 45 acres of beautiful landscaped parkland, which is open April to August. With fine views and lakes, it’s the perfect place to unwind.

The pavement maze at Greys Court, Oxfordshire

Explore the garden at Greys Court with the family

Explore the gardens at Greys Court with the family for a chance to see all the exciting things growing in there in the summer.

A sundial of box hedge topiary in the gardens at Ascott

The gardens at Ascott

The extensive gardens that surround the half-timbered farmhouse at Ascott are a nice mix of formal and natural. Admire the specimen trees and shrubs, some unusual features and some great views.