Peace and Tranquility
Explore over 28 acres, inspired by the designs of landscape gardener, Humphry Repton and developed by our dedicated gardens team. With everything from flower beds blooming with colour around neat, green lawns through to our ponds and woodland areas that help to preserve local biodiversity, there's something new to discover around every corner.
There are many highlights to enjoy, including the bog garden, designed in the 21st century to make use of a boggy patch, and historic features like the romantic Doric Temple and Wyatville Seat. With so much to discover, visitors return throughout the year to experience the changing landscape across the seasons. Many more revisit every year to view the latest of our redevelopment projects, based on Humphry Repton's original features and themed garden areas.
Explore Woburn Abbey Gardens today, learn more about our restoration plans from our gardens team, or simply find a spot to sit back, relax and take in the stunning views.
History of the Gardens
Woburn Abbey Gardens have a long and varied history spanning over 400 years. Their form and function have been influenced by both local decisions and global events, and changes continue to this day with the renovation projects currently in progress.
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Repton was a talented artist, surveyor, and horticulturist, and combined these skills to become the first self-titled landscape gardener. He was employed by the 6th Duke in the early 19th century to design a new layout for the gardens and grounds around Woburn Abbey.