Silent Space at Waddesdon

We are delighted to have recently joined this scheme that encourages visitors to enjoy the gardens in a moment of quiet reflection.

Sometimes it can be difficult to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of modern life, and often even when we escape to beautiful surroundings they can still be busy and noisy. This was our motivation to join the Silence Space project, with the vision of providing a quiet space within the gardens encouraging our visitors to switch off their phones, and truly unwind in an idyllic spot.

Take a seat and soak up nature around you
Half moon path in the gardens at Waddesdon Manor, a National Trust property in Buckinghamshire
Take a seat and soak up nature around you

 
Not only does the Silent Space scheme inspire visitors to appreciate their surroundings without the distractions of social media and conversation, but research indicates that silent time in nature can be beneficial to both our bodies and minds.

Locate the Silent Space in the gardens at Waddesdon
Map of Silent space location in the gardens at Waddesdon Manor, a National Trust property in Buckinghamshire
Locate the Silent Space in the gardens at Waddesdon

 Waddesdon’s Silent Space can be found on the half-moon path, just beyond the Aviary. We encourage you to take a seat at one of the benches and soak up the surrounding nature, from the impressive trees to the views of Aylesbury Vale. You may spot a red kite fly overhead or hare pass by, but the sound of birdsong from the nearby aviary will definitely provide the perfect backdrop to a moment of tranquillity.

Our Silent Space can be enjoyed Wednesdays to Sundays, 12-1pm every week.

Find out more about the Silent Space initiative>

" It would be wonderful if in years to come, green ‘Silent Spaces’ became part of everyday life - somewhere easily accessible for people to be quiet, whenever they felt the need."
- Liz Ware, garden writer