Group Guided Tours

Take A Guided Tour

Guided Tours are a fantastic way to learn more about Woburn Abbey and Gardens, the family history and the collections, offering an entirely new perspective on the experience. The following guided tours are available in 2014.  


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Woburn Abbey

Abbey Tour: Discover more of the history of Woburn Abbey, hear stories about the family and uncover the background to some of the most famous collections in the world.

Tours last approximately 1 ½ hours and are also available in French, German, Spanish or Italian.

Special Interest Tour: Tailored for groups with an interest in a particular collection or historic aspect. 25 minute talk with the standard guided tour. Popular choices include the Canalettos, Sèvres porcelain and silver and gold collection.


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Woburn Abbey Gardens

Gardens Tour: Find out about the plants, trees and features of the private and public gardens with one of our experienced guides.

Repton’s Red Book Tour: Explains in detail Humphry Repton’s theories, processes and achievements at Woburn.

Behind the Scenes Tour: Covers how the team care for the Gardens all year round, the plant nursery, compost plant, restoration projects, ‘tricks of the trade’ and the tool shed!

Hortus Woburnensis Guided Tour: Follow the historic route of James Forbes (head gardener to the 6th Duke) as illustrated in the book of Hortus Woburnensis 1833.

Tours last between 1 ½ and 2 hours and are on foot. Mobility buggies are available for hire free of charge, please advise upon booking (limited availability).


Woburn Safari Park

Safari Park Guide: Book a Ranger to join you on your coach to tell your group all about life at the Park and the animals on the Safari Drive. The drive through the reserves takes approximately one hour.

 

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Events & Exhibitions

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National Gardening Week – ‘Start Something Beautiful’

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In the run up to Easter, Woburn Abbey Gardens will be putting on a variety of activities for National Gardening Week.
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Easter Weekend Activities

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With an Easter Egg Trail in the Gardens, deer spotting in the Abbey and WWI soldiers to meet, there's something for the whole family.
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Come and Grow: Plant Supports and Pruning

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Come along and pick up useful hints and tips from the Woburn Abbey Gardeners as they tackle seasonal gardening tasks.
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World War I at Woburn

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Meet our historical characters this bank holiday weekend.
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Bedfordshire Classic Motor Show

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Come and see over 400 classic and collectible vehicles at the Bedfordshire Classic Motor Show.
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Study Day: Kitchen Gardening

Learn a variety of skills to take away and use in your own Kitchen Garden.
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Study Day: Propagation

One of our RHS qualified gardeners at Woburn Abbey Gardens will lead this Propagation Study Day.
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World War I at Woburn

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Meet our historical characters with a visit to ‘Valiant Hearts’ this weekend.
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Come and Grow: Chelsea Chop and Seasonal Bedding

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This month the Woburn Abbey Gardeners will be demonstrating how to carry out the Chelsea Chop.
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Woburn Country Fair

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The Woburn Country Fair, organised by Living Heritage, is returning to Woburn Abbey on Saturday 7th and Sunday 8th June 2014. It will be a superb day out for families and countryside enthusiasts alike.
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Woburn Abbey Garden Show 2014

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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 fifth year in 2014.
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Cycletta

Macmillan Cycletta is the UK’s leading series of women only bike rides, set in spectacular, family-friendly venues.
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History of Britain

Join the critically-acclaimed Pantaloons Theatre Company for a breathless race through the centuries in this delightfully inventive open-air show.
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Come and Grow: Pruning Buxus and Prunus

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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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The Tempest

The critically-acclaimed Pantaloons put their own unique - and hilarious - twist on Shakespeare's romantic tale of shipwrecks, sorcerers and silly servants. Expect music, magic and mayhem in one of the Bard's best-loved plays - in the open-air where it belongs.
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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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De Havilland Tiger Moth Rally

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The International Tiger Moth Rally Returns to Woburn Abbey this August.
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Tri For Life at Woburn Abbey

We're pleased to be welcoming the Tri For Life triathlon back to Woburn Abbey in 2014.
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Introduction to Horticulture - Study Days

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Let the Woburn Abbey Gardens team give you the confidence to tackle the jobs in your own garden with these four sessions.
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Bat Walk

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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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Off Road Deer Park Tour

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Join the Deer Keepers for a 1.5 hour tour of the Woburn Abbey Deer Park where you will able to get up close to the beautiful deer.
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Off Road Deer Park Tour

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Join the Deer Keepers for a 1.5 hour tour of the Woburn Abbey Deer Park where you will able to get up close to the beautiful deer.
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Study Day: Humphry Repton at Woburn Abbey

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