Garden Show - VIP Packages

Garden Show - VIP Packages

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We invite you to enjoy a very special day out at the Woburn Abbey Garden Show with our exclusive VIP packages. Places are limited, giving a select number of guests the chance to enjoy all that our VIP experience has to offer and enjoy un unforgettable day.

Set against the stunning backdrop of Woburn Abbey, ‘The Gardener’s Garden Show’ offers visitors the best location of any show in the UK, taking place within the 42 acres of Abbey Gardens.

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Saturday 23rd June - Arts and Horticulture.

Join our Curator, Matthew Hirst, for a private view of the special bicentenary exhibition “Repton and the Russells”, which includes Repton’s Red Book for Woburn as the centrepiece of the exhibition. Following this private view Matthew will give a tour of the Holland Library in the Family’s apartments, culminating in a privileged viewing of some of the horticultural treasures in the Library collection. The 6th Duke of Bedford, Repton’s patron, also contributed to many significant plant collecting missions to the Americas and Europe, amassing over 600 new species for Woburn.  Many of these are recorded in specialist books he had published. These, together with rare and beautiful books of the 18th and 19th century will be on view during the tour. 

This VIP package will include:

  • Designated parking and fast-track entrance
  • An escort to the Abbey 
  • A guided tour of the Abbey by Curator Matthew Hirst as described
  • A two-course lunch in the Sculpture Gallery.
  • You will have exclusive access to a VIP area, with unlimited refreshments, to enjoy the show at your leisure. 

You will also have plenty of time to explore the myriad of stalls and demonstrations, benefiting from reserved seating for the talks by gardening experts. Please see below for show highlights.

£150 per person

 

Sunday 25th June - Guided Gardens Tour 

Enjoy an escorted visit to the Duke and Duchess private gardens and meet Her Grace, the Duchess of Bedford whilst enjoying tea, coffe and pasties. Following your meeting with the Duchess join Martin Towsey, Estates Gardens Manager for an exclusive guided tour of the Woburn Abbey Gardens. Find out the influences Hunmpry Repton had on the landscape and why he stated: 'None of my designs have been more realised than those at Woburn'.

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This VIP package will include:

  • Designated parking and fast-track entrance
  • An escort to the private family gardens in the East Court and private family entrance of the Abbey
  • Tea, coffee and pastries with Her Grace, The Duchess of Bedford
  • A tour of the gardens with Show Producer and Estates Gardens Manager, Martin Towsey
  • A two-course lunch in the Sculpture Gallery.
  • You will have exclusive access to a VIP area, with unlimited refreshments, to enjoy the show at your leisure. 

You will also have plenty of time to explore the myriad of stalls and demonstrations, benefiting from reserved seating for the talks by gardening experts. Please see below for show highlights.

 £150 per person

 

Please use the form below to book, for more information please contact studydays@woburn.co.uk or 01525 290333

 

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    2018 Woburn Abbey Garden Show

    10am - 6pm (5pm last entry)

    Show highlights:

    This year's talks, demonstrations and Q&A sessions will be presented by Pippa Greenwood, a regular writer and blogger for BBC Gardeners' World Magazine and RHS Ambassador and BBC Gardeners' World presenter Adam Frost, as well as a number of other horticultural experts. 

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    Browse our food hall where you will find a range of stalls with interesting food and drink from local suppliers. Why not take the weight off your feet and enjoy a fresh coffee whilst listening to music from a local town band with lovely views over the Woburn Abbey Gardens?

    Free guided garden tours are available with the RHS qualified Woburn Abbey Gardeners to give you an additional insight into the background running and recreation of the Humphry Repton landscape of the gardens.

     

    For more information please contact studydays@woburn.co.uk

     

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