Waddesdon Manor, Aylesbury, England
Record Id: 3395
Site is open to the public. Opening may be limited, please check Visitor Information for any restrictions.
Brief description of site
Waddesdon Manor has late-19th-century formal and informal gardens surrounded by exotic woodland. The gardens occupy an area of about 48 hectares, and lie within a park and agricultural estate which at its most extensive covered 1300 hectares. The gardens are owned by The National Trust and are open to the public. The remainder of the estate is owned by The Waddesdon Estate and is private.
Brief history of site
Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild bought the Waddesdon estate from the Duke of Marlborough in 1874. The park layout and some of the terraces were designed by Parisian landscape architect Elie Lainé.
Address: Waddesdon Manor, Waddesdon, nr Aylesbury, Bucks, SL6 0ER
Buckinghamshire; Aylesbury Vale; Waddesdon
Historical County: Buckinghamshire
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Six miles north west of Aylesbury on the A41.
Opening contact details:
The gardens are open throughout the year, from Wednesday to Sunday between March and December and weekends only from January to March.
Parking. Refreshments. Limited disabled access. Shop. Plant centre.
Form of site: country estate
Purpose of site: Ornamental
Context or principal building: great house
Site first created: 1874 to 1889
Main period of development: Late 19th century
Site Size (Hectares): 480