Wormsley Estate

Wormsley, home of the Getty family, is a 2500-acre estate and 18th century country house nestling in the rolling, verdant countryside of the Chiltern Hills near Stokenchurch. Complete with lake and deer park, it is an English country estate on a grand scale and yet it is secluded and sheltered by the wooded slopes that enclose it.

Those arriving early will be able to visit the stunning 18th-century Walled Garden, famous Cricket Ground and Opera Garden.


Take a short journey in a complimentary vintage bus to the beautiful 18th-century Walled Garden and explore its four contrasting quarters with a glass of pre-performance champagne.

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An replica of The Oval, Wormsley’s Cricket Ground has been described as having the most beautiful in England. Our restaurant marquees and tea lawn overlook the immaculate pitch and the rolling Chiltern Hills beyond.

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A short walk from the Champagne Bar, across an elevated bridge, are the stunning flower borders of the Opera Garden. Specially designed for us when we moved to Wormsley, it evokes the fragrant surroundings of our original home at Garsington Manor.

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Discover the Opera Shop situated at the top of the line of picnic tents in the Deer Park. Our unique range includes Garsington Opera Brora rugs, specially designed silk scarves and bowties, the 2015 season mug, bespoke Emma Bridgewater tin picnic plates, opera postcards and much more, all sold exclusively during the festival.

The wooded hills rolling towards the horizon, the manicured lawns and delightful rose arbour, the swallows circling the lake, the famous cricket ground: all this ravishes the eye as you stand on the terraces surrounding the stunning opera pavilion.The Times