The Kitchen Garden

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Fruit and Vegetables

Woburn Abbey's traditional Kitchen Garden is located ½ a mile away from the house and is a total of four acres in size. Visitors regularly asked where it was so the Gardens Team decided to construct a small Kitchen Garden within the 28 acres of the main Woburn Abbey Gardens for visitors to experience and enjoy.

The chosen site lent itself to the task as three sides are an existing wall with the remaining side made up of a yew hedge. This space now shows the varieties of fruit and vegetables that would have been grown at Woburn around 1890 and the space is used for our master classes and guided tours. The family regularly use produce from the garden with the rest being used by the The Duchess' Tea Room.

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Kitchen Garden Construction

The construction of the Kitchen Garden was completed in 2011 and today it is flourishing with a bounty of edible produce. Wander amongst the beds of herbs to smell their wonderful fragrances.  

New for 2014 - We are offering a selection of practical guided tours, including one which centres on our Kitchen Garden. In this tour you will be given an overview of the garden and its history, followed by a chance to get stuck in and learn skills to take away with you. For more information, please email us

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Events & Exhibitions

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Woburn Abbey Garden Show 2017

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After the huge success of the 2016 Garden Show this June we are pleased to announce that tickets can now be purchased for the 8th Woburn Abbey Garden Show taking place on 24th and 25th June 2017. 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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Garden Photography (morning session)

A great opportunity to learn about digital photography and enjoy the Woburn Abbey Garden Show
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Garden Photography (afternoon session)

A great opportunity to learn about digital photography and enjoy the Woburn Abbey Garden Show
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Garden Show - Waitrose Offer

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After the huge success of the 2016 Garden Show this June we are pleased to announce that tickets can now be purchased for the 8th Woburn Abbey Garden Show taking place on 24th and 25th June 2017. 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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Woburn Abbey Garden Show 2017 VIP Packages

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After the huge success of the 2016 Garden Show this June we are pleased to announce that tickets can now be purchased for the 8th Woburn Abbey Garden Show taking place on 24th and 25th June 2017. 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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Woburn Abbey Gardens Tour and Lunch 13th July

Enjoy the splendour of the Woburn Abbey Gardens through the seasons with our 2017 private garden tour and lunch at The Sculpture Gallery.
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A Day with Pippa Greenwood

Learn to 'grow your own' from this well-known gardening expert.
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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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Garden Safari Week - July

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Calling all Garden Explorers! Come and join us on our Garden Safari this summer holiday.
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Parkland Tour - July

Come along on a tour around our beautiful deer park, and experience it as Humphry Repton intended.
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Garden Safari Week - August

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Calling all Garden Explorers! Come and join us on our Garden Safari this summer holiday.
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Parkland Tour - August

Come along on a tour around our beautiful deer park, and experience it as Humphry Repton intended.
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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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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

This session is designed to give you a wide range of pruning skills and enable you to get hands on with plant material to gain the confidence with your own garden maintenance.
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Christmas Flowers with Jonathan Moseley

A masterclass in Christmas flower-arranging with floral expert, Jonathan Moseley.