The gardens at Waddesdon Manor
Enjoy the gardens all year round with different bedding displays complimenting the seasons. From the iconic Parterre with its unique carpet bedding, to the statuary and fountains hidden within the grounds. In autumn enjoy the changes of colour with one of our walks or see the contrasts and stark beauty of winter.
Carpet bedding design
The Parterre is an iconic part of the gardens with nearly 19,000 plants making up the bedding display. Each year we choose a design for the carpet beds based on the collection, an exhibition or work of art. This year it will show a section from the Savonnerie carpet which is on display in the Red Drawing room. See this intricate bedding design from early June.
- in 1874 when Baron Ferdinand originally bought the estate, the central hill was bare farmland
- we have a magnificent collection of sculptures both historial and contemporary
- the parterre contains over 19,000 bedding plants
our gardens are full of wildlife, spot timid muntjac and watch red kites soar over the rooftops