Waltham Place Estate has often been described, as, “the best kept secret in Berkshire”, and that should arouse your curiosity to visit this hidden gem.
What you find here is a little oasis which has much to offer the visitor at all levels. There are beautiful gardens to walk around, which explore the boundaries between gardens and nature. After which you can enjoy the delicious home-made cakes in the tea room and browse in the farm shop
The estate includes a farm, ornamental and kitchen gardens, with a lake and woodlands. It has been managed organically for over 20 years and has matured into a thriving environment.
Visitors can come and enjoy the gardens on their own or on a guided walk. Head Gardener Beatrice Krehl, takes groups around the gardens. She explains the principles of naturalistic planting used here, for example how the plants are allowed to run their natural cycle and therefore support the wealth of insect and bird life.
With the current interest in food miles, sustainability, and a greener lifestyle, education is an important part of the Waltham offering and there are tours for schools and adult courses on offer too.
Open May-September, Tuesday-Fridays 10am-4pm.
Gardens- Tuesday & Thursdays by appointment.
Wednesday-NGS day, Friday- Only, walks with the Gardener 11am and 2pm.
Entry- £3.50 adult, £1 child- special packages for groups.
Waltham Place Estate