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.

View across the lake in Autumn at The Vyne, Hampshire

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.

Children running in the Garden at Basildon Park

Garden at Basildon Park

With something stunning to discover whatever the season, a beautiful garden awaits you at Basildon. What will you explore and enjoy on your visit to us?

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

Find out more about the secret meaning behind the layout of this impressive garden. Take a look at our recommendations of where to enjoy the best views, walks and picnic spots.

View over the bedding plants towards Manor house

Gardens at Hughenden

Mary Anne's designs and love of vivid colours can still be seen in the planting schemes today and there's plenty of fun to be had in the walled garden.

The Parterre at Waddesdon Manor

The garden 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

See if the kids can spot the wooden barn owls in our colourful kitchen garden.

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.