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 2017.  


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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 1½ hours.

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 1½ 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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Woburn Abbey Venison for Sale

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From November 2016 until February 2017 The Duke of Bedford is once again offering the opportunity for you to buy venison of the highest quality directly from Woburn Deer Park. The deer roam freely over 3,000 acres of mixed traditional park land, enjoying a stress-free life and are primarily grass-fed.
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The Woburn Estate Wedding Fair

Visit a wide variety of pop up wedding shops in the period Antique Quarter of Woburn Abbey's Sculpture Gallery.
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Bach to the Future

We are delighted to welcome the return of the Altamira Chamber Orchestra to The Sculpture Gallery to perform a selection of Bach's most popular pieces.
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Mothering Sunday at The Sculpture Gallery

Celebrate Mothering Sunday at The Sculpture Gallery with a bespoke afternoon tea followed by a private guided tour of Woburn Abbey Gardens.
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Spring Gardening Skills

Let the Woburn Abbey Gardens Team give you the confidence to tackle essential jobs in your own garden with this seasonal session.
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Easter Flowers with Jonathan Moseley

A masterclass in Easter flower-arranging with floral expert, Jonathan Moseley.
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Carriage Tours April

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An exciting new experience, enjoy a tour in a historic Landau Carriage around the grounds and gardens of Woburn Abbey.
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Parkland Tour - April

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

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

Learn a variety of skills to take away and use in your own Kitchen Garden.
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Wedding Flowers with Jonathan Moseley

A masterclass in wedding flower-arranging with floral expert, Jonathan Moseley.
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Parkland Tour - May

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

Leading collectors, experts and the top names in the industry will be bringing along a fine selection of rare and famous teddy bears. There will be antique artist and modern bears for you to browse and buy.
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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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Introduction to Garden Photography

A great opportunity to learn the basics of digital photography
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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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Carriage Tours October

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An exciting experience, enjoy a tour in a historic Landau Carriage around the grounds and gardens of Woburn Abbey.
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Christmas Flowers with Jonathan Moseley

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