Our Values

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The Woburn Values

Heritage, Innovative, Community, Excellence and Integrity

At Woburn Abbey Gardens it is always our aim to ensure that the visitor experience includes our five core values. Here are some of the many ways in which we use them within the gardens:

Heritage -  To preserve and recreate the gardens based on Humphry Repton's designs and raise awareness of the contributions the Dukes of Bedford have made to horticulture.

Innovative - To develop new garden features, such as The Bog Garden, and to constantly review and benchmark our work across Woburn Abbey Gardens to improve and enhance your visitor experience.

Community - To interact with our visitors through our talks, tours and Come & Grow sessions, as well as work as a team within the local community around Woburn.

Excellence - By achieving RHS Partner Garden status and through awards we have been nominated for and won, such as the Hudson Heritage Award in 2012.

Integrity - To always aim to provide a garden experience that offers quality, education and enjoyment.

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Events & Exhibitions

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'Grow your own' masterclass with Pippa Greenwood

Learn how to 'Grow Your Own' from this well-known gardening expert.
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Spring and Easter Flowers with Jonathan Moseley

A masterclass in spring flower-arranging with floral expert, Jonathan Moseley.
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Spring Pruning Study Day

This session is designed to give you a wide range of pruning skills - you will get hands on with plant material in order to gain confidence in your own garden maintenance.
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Twilight Parkland Tour - April

Experience the grounds of Woburn Abbey in a whole new light on this exclusive out-of-hours tour of the parkland and gardens.
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Jonathan Moseley - Create a Cutting Garden Patch

Learn from the expert and create a colourful cutting patch at home.
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Twilight Parkland Tour - May

Experience the grounds of Woburn Abbey in a whole new light on this exclusive out-of-hours tour of the parkland and gardens.
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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.
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Woburn Abbey Garden Show 2018

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After the huge success of the 2017 Garden Show this June we are pleased to announce that tickets can now be purchased for the 9th Woburn Abbey Garden Show taking place on 23rd and 24th June 2018. Set against the stunning backdrop of Woburn Abbey, ‘The Gardener’s Garden Show’ offers visitors one of the best location of any show in the UK, taking place within the 42 acres of Abbey Gardens.
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Twilight Parkland Tour - July

Experience the grounds of Woburn Abbey in a whole new light on this exclusive out-of-hours tour of the parkland and gardens.
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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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Bat Walks

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

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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Christmas Flowers with Jonathan Moseley

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