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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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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Come and Grow: Bulb and Tree Planting

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This month the Woburn Abbey Gardeners will be demonstrating bulb and tree planting.
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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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Autumn Garden Lunch and Tour

The Sculpture Gallery provides a stunning setting for our Autumn 2014 garden lunch, followed by a private guided tour of the Woburn Abbey 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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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.
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Come and Grow: Herbaceous Borders and Turf

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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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Luminaries Woburnensis

Illuminating the Abbey Gardens after dark, an evening of enchantment and adventure featuring light, fire and ice.
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Come and Grow: Pruning Fruit Trees and Double Digging

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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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A Touch of West End

The Sculpture Gallery is delighted to welcome back A Touch of West End this December for an exclusive evening of musical entertainment and fine dining.
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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.