VIP Garden Show package Saturday 22nd June

We invite you to enjoy a very special day out at the Woburn Abbey Garden Show with our exclusive VIP packages. Places are limited, giving a select number of guests the chance to enjoy all that our VIP experience has to offer and enjoy un unforgettable day.

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.

Art and Horticulture

Join our Curator, Matthew Hirst, for a guided view of the exhibition “Humphry Repton: Art and Nature for the Duke of Bedford”, which includes Repton’s Red Book for Woburn as the centrepiece of the exhibition. Following this, Matthew will give a tour of the Holland Library in the family’s private apartments, culminating in a privileged viewing of some of the horticultural treasures in the Library collection. The 6th Duke of Bedford, Repton’s patron, also contributed to many significant plant collecting missions to the Americas and Europe, amassing over 600 new species for Woburn.  Many of these are 

recorded in specialist books he had published. These, together with rare and beautiful books of the 18th and 19th century will be on view during the tour. 

Image for VIP Garden Show package Saturday 22nd June The Holland Library

This VIP package will include:

  • Designated parking and fast-track entrance
  • An escort to the Abbey 
  • A guided tour of the Abbey by Curator Assistant Victoria Poulton as described
  • A two-course lunch in the Sculpture Gallery.
  • You will have exclusive access to a VIP area, with unlimited refreshments, to enjoy the show at your leisure. 

You will also have plenty of time to explore the myriad of stalls and demonstrations, benefiting from reserved seating for the talks by gardening experts. Please see below for show highlights.

£150 per person and lunch is included.

Please contact Jo-Anne Wright by 15th June with any special dietary requirements you may have.


For more information please contact or 01525 290333

Show highlights

10am - 6pm (5pm last entry)

This year's talks, demonstrations and Q&A sessions will be presented by Pippa Greenwood, a regular writer and blogger for BBC Gardeners' World Magazine and RHS Ambassador and BBC Gardeners' World presenter Adam Frost, as well as a number of other horticultural experts.

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Browse our food hall where you will find a range of stalls with interesting food and drink from local suppliers. Why not take the weight off your feet and enjoy a fresh coffee whilst listening to music from a local town band with lovely views over the Woburn Abbey Gardens?

Free guided garden tours are available with the RHS qualified Woburn Abbey Gardeners to give you an additional insight into the background running and recreation of the Humphry Repton landscape of the gardens.

*NEW FOR 2019* ‘The Good Life Connection’ area

A brand new theme this year is ways to make life richer, healthier, more mindful, more meaningful and more sustainable. By adopting ‘The Good Life’ approach and the Show’s mantra that everything comes back to the plant, visitors and exhibitors will be brought together through sharing, learning and building confidences to become successful, independent and happy growers.  

A key element of this area will be the exclusive Field Kitchen, where celebrity chef, cookery author and vegetable expert Rachel Green will be taking homegrown produce and transforming it into delicious dishes. Also on hand to give tips and share their experiences of home growing and self sufficient living will be renowned vloggers ‘Agents of Field’ Sophie and Ade, who are themselves living ‘The Good Life’.

For more information please contact


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