Peace and Tranquility

Explore over 28 acres, inspired by the designs of landscape gardener, Humphry Repton and developed by our dedicated gardens team. With everything from flower beds blooming with colour around neat, green lawns through to our ponds and woodland areas that help to preserve local biodiversity, there's something new to discover around every corner.

There are many highlights to enjoy, including the bog garden, designed in the 21st century to make use of a boggy patch, and historic features like the romantic Doric Temple and Wyatville Seat. With so much to discover, visitors return throughout the year to experience the changing landscape across the seasons. Many more revisit every year to view the latest of our redevelopment projects, based on Humphry Repton's original features and themed garden areas.

Explore Woburn Abbey Gardens today, learn more about our restoration plans from our gardens team, or simply find a spot to sit back, relax and take in the stunning views.  


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History of the Gardens

Woburn Abbey Gardens have a long and varied history spanning over 400 years. Their form and function have been influenced by both local decisions and global events, and changes continue to this day with the renovation projects currently in progress.

> Explore The Timeline


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Humphry Repton

Repton was a talented artist, surveyor, and horticulturist, and combined these skills to become the first self-titled landscape gardener. He was employed by the 6th Duke in the early 19th century to design a new layout for the gardens and grounds around Woburn Abbey.

> Discover Humphry Repton


Image for The Gardens Today The Rockery Pavilion - Winner of the 2012 Hudson's Heritage Award for New Commission

Award Winning Gardens

Here at Woburn Abbey we are developing the gardens to the highest possible standards, and in recognition of this we have received a number of awards over the past few years. These include: becoming an RHS Partner Garden; the Hudson's Heritage Award for New Commission; and the Georgian Group Architectural Award for Restoration of a Georgian Garden or Landscape.

> See Our Awards

Events & Exhibitions

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Bat Walk

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 Walk

This event has now sold out but we have more dates available.
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Bat Walk

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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Terrarium Workshop

Bedford Estates Head Gardener, Tom Abbott will show you how to create a terrarium which you will then get to take home.
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Bat Walk

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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Adam Frost: Intro into Garden Design

This event has now sold out - please check back at a later date as we are planning similar events to this in the future.
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Treasury of Trees Walking Tour

Join us for a guided walk in our Quercetum and Pinetum areas of the gardens to discover our treasury of trees.
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Christmas Flowers with Jonathan Moseley

A masterclass in Christmas flower-arranging with floral expert, Jonathan Moseley.
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Woburn Abbey Garden Show 2019

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Early Bird rates can now be booked on-line for the Gardeners' Garden Show.