Image for The Camellia House The Interior of The Camellia House

A Segmental Conservatory

Jeffry Wyatt, later Sir Jeffry Wyatville, was first employed by the 6th Duke to build a cottage on his Devonshire Estate at Endsleigh. In 1822, he then came to Woburn Abbey and added a segmental conservatory to, what is now, The Sculpture Gallery. This conservatory became the Camellia House.

After the Abbey and Gardens opened to the public in 1955, this space was originally out of bounds to the public. However, after restoration in 2008, it is now open for visitors' enjoyment with the exception of when it is booked for a private event.  

The Camellia House is available to hire for small cocktail parties, AGMs and other functions and is often used for wedding parties to take their photos in inclement weather. For more information please contact the Gardens Team on 01525 290333.

 

Image for The Camellia House The Camellia House Being Renovated

Camellia House Restoration

A few years ago all of the beds were planted with camellias, with the ones in the centre beds dating from approximately 1980. Based on historical records, we know this is not how it would have been during the 19th century.

To restore the space the Gardens Team cleared the centre beds and pruned back the original camellias in the side beds.  The centre beds were then planted with species collected for the 5th & 6th Dukes of Bedford by plant collectors such as Hooker, Banks and Bartram.

Events & Exhibitions

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Carriage Tours

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An exciting experience back by popular demand, enjoy a tour in a private carriage around the grounds and gardens of Woburn Abbey.
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Adam Frost: Introduction to Planting

This Study Day is now fully booked, please have a look at some of our other events.
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Spring Pruning Study Day

This session is designed to give you a wide range of pruning skills - you will get hands on with plant material in order to gain confidence in your own garden maintenance.
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Spring and Easter Flower Celebration with Jonathan Moseley

Celebrate the arrival of spring with this masterclass in spring flower-arranging with floral expert, Jonathan Moseley.
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Humphry Repton Study Day

Immerse yourself in the life and work of the last great landscape designer of the 18th century.
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Twilight Parkland Tour

Experience the grounds of Woburn Abbey in a whole new light on this exclusive out-of-hours tour of the parkland and gardens.
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Carriage Tours

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An exciting experience back by popular demand, enjoy a tour in a private carriage around the grounds and gardens of Woburn Abbey.
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Summer Flowers Sensation with Jonathan Moseley

Celebrate the wealth of opportunities summer offers for growing and arranging flowers with floral expert, Jonathan Moseley.
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Twilight Parkland Tour

Experience the grounds of Woburn Abbey in a whole new light on this exclusive out-of-hours tour of the parkland and gardens.
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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.
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Woburn Abbey Garden Show 2019

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Set against the stunning backdrop of Woburn Abbey and within 42 acres of Abbey Gardens, "The Gardener’s Garden Show" offers one of the best locations of any show in the UK.
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VIP Garden Show package Sunday 23rd June

We invite you to enjoy a very special day out at the Woburn Abbey Garden Show with our exclusive VIP packages.
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Twilight Parkland Tour

Experience the grounds of Woburn Abbey in a whole new light on this exclusive out-of-hours tour of the parkland and gardens.
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Carriage Tours

and
An exciting experience back by popular demand, enjoy a tour in a private carriage around the grounds and gardens of Woburn Abbey.
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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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Carriage Tours

and
An exciting experience back by popular demand, enjoy a tour in a private carriage around the grounds and gardens of Woburn Abbey.
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Twilight Parkland Tour

Experience the grounds of Woburn Abbey in a whole new light on this exclusive out-of-hours tour of the parkland and gardens.
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Twilight Parkland Tour

Experience the grounds of Woburn Abbey in a whole new light on this exclusive out-of-hours tour of the parkland and gardens.
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Carriage Tours

and
An exciting experience back by popular demand, enjoy a tour in a private carriage around the grounds and gardens of Woburn Abbey.