Fireworks of the Garden

Welcome to the Woburn Abbey Gardens. This is an exciting time for us as we redevelop the gardens as envisaged by Humphry Repton, Sir Jeffry Wyattville, Percy Cane and Henry Holland. We hope you enjoy exploring the following pages and that it will encourage you to come and visit our gardens and watch them grow.

Andrew and Louise Bedford

  • Group Visits

    to Woburn Abbey and Gardens

    Whether you are a coach operator, school, college, or special interest group, we invite you to join us at Woburn. We can combine any tour options and tailor them for your group to ensure your visit is a day to remember.

  • your Perfect venue

    From a small intimate gathering of close friends and family, through to the most lavish of receptions, Woburn's exceptional venues will exceed your expectations. Our accommodating staff will make sure it's an unforgettable experience.

  • Staying the Night

    at The Woburn Hotel, the Estate's hotel

    There's so much to do and see at Woburn, so why not take your time and stay overnight at the comfortable Woburn Hotel?  Set in the heart of the picturesque village of Woburn, The Woburn Hotel is owned and managed by the Woburn Estate.

Events & Exhibitions

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Come and Grow: First Saturday of each month

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Woburn Abbey Gardeners are on hand to discuss and demonstrate gardening skills at this month's Come and Grow.
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Kitchen Gardening

Learn a variety of skills to take away and use in your own Kitchen Garden.
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Woburn Abbey Garden Show 2015

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Whether you are a gardening expert, handy with a trowel or never potted a plant before, all are welcome at ‘The Gardener’s Garden Show’, back for its sixth year in 2015.
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Introduction to Garden Photography

A great opportunity to learn the basics of digital photography
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Bug Walk

Discover the importance of attracting bugs to your garden and, more importantly, how to attract them.
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Bee Walk

Discover the importance of attracting bees to your garden and, more importantly, how to attract them.
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Humphry Repton Study Day

Take an in-depth look at the career of Humphry Repton and what made him such a remarkable landscape gardener.
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Planning Your Garden

Discover the horticultural skills needed to prepare a site. Try planting to a site plan with correct spacing and positioning.
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Planting & Composting in Your Garden

Learn how to identify different types of plant and the situations that suit them. Draw up your own scale plan for a border. Our gardeners will guide you through the process of making a leaf mould and discuss techniques you can use at home.
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Bat Walks

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Take an exclusive tour of the Woburn Abbey Gardens at night and learn about the nocturnal activities of the bats living in the gardens.
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Pruning Study Day

Explore basic pruning, pruning for shape and technical pruning skills
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Propagation Study Day

Investigate various propagation techniques
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Trees & Shrubs Study Day

Find out about the different requirements of a variety of trees and shrubs. Discover which would best suit your garden.
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Luminaries Woburnensis

Illuminating the Abbey Gardens after dark, an evening of enchantment and adventure featuring light, fire and ice.
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Introduction to Night Photography

A great opportunity to learn the basics of digital photography at night.