Engage with nature at Waddesdon

A spider web in autumn covered on dew, Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire

Forget the winter blues by getting out and enjoying nature. Wrap up warm and take a quiet stroll through the morning mist, or visit the gardens to see the flurries of snowdrops sprouting up around the grounds.

Get close to nature at Waddesdon
Little boy playing with tree at Waddesdon Manor
Get close to nature at Waddesdon

Explore the gardens in new sensory ways

From January 2019.

A 'reflect and roam' sensory map and multi-sensory explorer backpacks will offer imaginative experiences of the gardens, unlocking Waddesdon’s landscapes and corners of the grounds that might not previously have been explored. Listen carefully to the birds sing in the Aviary, feel the texture of tree bark and take note of the dappled light and shade when walking down Miss Alice’s Drive.

Read more about the map and backpacks>

Have fun capturing nature at Waddesdon
Photograph nature at Waddesdon, a National Trust property in Buckinghamshire
Have fun capturing nature at Waddesdon

Be inspired

Take in the world around us more closely to create poetry and art influenced by wildlife and nature, as well as our Wild Shots youth photography competition that will run from January to April 2019.

Find out more about the competition>

A grey squirrel munching on a nut, Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire

Wildlife spotting 

Take time to spot wildlife in the gardens. Squirrels looking for fallen beech nuts, pheasants calling loudly and red kites soaring in the skies. Read more about the other animals and insects you're likely to see as you explore the gardens.

Have fun exploring