Spring gardens in Buckinghamshire

Leaves are unfurling and buds are bursting into colour in our Buckinghamshire gardens. There's the dramatic parterre at Hughenden, part of the designs put together by Mary Ann Disraeli, the sweeping landscapes of Stowe with pockets of crocus and daffodils and the bright colours of Waddesdon to enjoy.

Purple crocus in the winter sunlight


As spring develops at Stowe, walk to find pockets of daffodils covering the hills, Wood and Blue anemones on the rocky banks, Turks head tulips, Crocuses, Snake's head and imperial fritillaries and Aconites to name a few, sitting in the backdrop of Grecian style temples.

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


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 for a gentle walk.

Daffodils and scillas in the grounds of Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire

Waddesdon Manor 

Washes of colour fill the garden at this time of year, with the parterre predominantly blue and purple. In late May our gardeners begin the summer bedding changeover so expect stunning displays.

Daffodils alongside the Parterre at the National Trust's Cliveden in Buckinghamshire.


Every corner of the estate will be brimming with life this spring. The camellias bloom in early spring in the water garden, followed by flowering cherries and magnolias. There's a dramatic display in the Long Garden and on the parterre, where you'll find a fresh display flanked on the banks by daffodils.