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 2016 carpet bedding design at Waddesdon Manor

A carpet made from plants 

This year's carpet bedding design has been designed by artist Platon H. His digital collages inspired by Rothschild species can be seen in the coach house from 7 June. Planted with 26,365 tiny plants, each is chosen for their compact habit to create a living mosaic. The piece represents a Rothschild lily. See it on the parterre.

Outdoor theatre and films

Comedy of Errors

Sat 22 July, 7.30pm, interval 8.35pm, finish 9.35pm
The all male cast of The Lord Chamberlain's Men will be performing Shakespeare's comedy in the gardens whatever the weather.
Adult: £18.50, Child: £10, Under 5s: Free.

Casablanca, The Luna Cinema outdoor screening

Fri 25 August, doors open 6.30pm, film starts 8pm
With the house as a stunning backdrop watch a very special 75th anniversary screening of the film voted the greatest ever made.
Premium: £26, Adult: £13.50, Child (3-15yrs): £9, Disabled+carer: £6.75.

Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, The Luna Cinema outdoor screening

Sat 26 August, doors open 6.30pm, film starts 8pm
A rare opportunity to see the original Harry Potter and the Philospher’s Stone back on the big screen.
Premium: £26, Adult: £13.50, Child (3-15yrs): £9, Disabled+carer: £6.75.

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

Keep the summer going