Enjoy lazy days in the gardens at Waddesdon Manor

Smiling older man with picnic basket

Take time out this summer and enjoy lazy days and long evenings in our garden. We've outdoor events and evening film screenings on the North Front, so lots to fill your time this summer.

The Parterre
The parterre at Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire
The Parterre

Jazz on the Parterre

Fri 2 Aug 2019
6.30pm-8.30pm, 6.30pm-11pm for dinner guests

Join us for a brand new event, and enjoy a summer's evening in our beautiful gardens. Take a seat and be transported to a café in Paris or New York, as you list to a set from our jazz quartet. Playing jazz and Latin numbers popular with artists such as Ella Fitzgerald and Nat King Cole, these award winning musicians will provide semi-acoustic music to stroll around the formal gardens.

A glass of prosecco or Pimms is included with your admission, and there is an outdoor bar if you wish to purchase additional drinks.

Why not make a night of it and stay for a two-course dinner package in the Manor Restaurant afterwards?

Adult: £20, Child: £10, Dinner: £35 per person.

All tickets must be booked in advance

Enjoy outdoor theatre in the gardens
Watch A Midsummer Night's Dream performed in the gardens at Waddesdon Manor, Buckinghamshire
Enjoy outdoor theatre in the gardens

Outdoor theatre

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Sat 20 July 2019, Gates open 6.30pm, Performance starts 7.30pm, interval 8.35pm, finish 10pm

The all male cast of The Lord Chamberlain's Men, the UK's premier all male theatre company, invite you to join them this summer to celebrate their 15th year with Shakespeare's enchanting comedy A Midsummer Night's Dream. Performed in the gardens whatever the weather.
Adult: £18.50, Child: £10, Under 5s: Free.

All tickets must be booked in advance

Open Air Cinema with The Luna Cinema

A Star is Born

Fri 13 September 2019

A new take on the tragic love story of seasoned musician (Bradley Cooper) discovering and falling in love with a struggling artist (Lady Gaga).

Mamma Mia: Here We Go Again 

Sat 14 September 2019

Get ready to sing and dance, laugh and love all over again. Ten years after Mamma Mia! The Movie, you're invited to return to the magical Greek Island of Kalokairi in an all-new original musical based on the songs of ABBA.

Bohemian Rhapsody

Sun 15 September 2019

Bohemian Rhapsody is a foot-stomping celebration of Queen, their music and their extraordinary lead singer Freddie Mercuryt. He defied convention to become one of the most beloved entertainers ever. Starring Oscar-winning Rami Malek.

All tickets must be booked in advance

Bring a hamper

We have some perfect spots in the garden for a grown-up picnic. Pick a quiet spot, lay down your rug, and enjoy a picnic in beautiful surroundings. Don't worry if making your own picnic seems like too much effort, head to our Coffee shop located in the Manor shop courtyard, where you can pick up homemade filled baguettes, summer salads, sweet treats and a selection of hot and cold drinks. Totally delicious without the hassle. Don't forgot to keep the garden tidy and take home your litter.

Bring along a picnic
A hamper and blanket set for a picnic
Bring along a picnic

Keep the summer going