Cars, Characters and Gardening Skills

It’s set to be a very busy bank holiday weekend at Woburn Abbey and Gardens with a series of events taking place in the Gardens, Grounds and Deer Park. You’ll need the whole day to explore everything on offer.

Green fingered visitors should head to the Gardens where the RHS qualified gardeners will be undertaking seasonal tasks for this month’s ‘Come and Grow’. Discover how to make hazel plant supports in the morning and find out about pruning Forsythia and Philedelphus in the afternoon on Saturday and Sunday. A complementary tour of the Gardens – included with your admission price – will be available at 12 noon. If you'd like to learn more about Kitchen Gardening or Propagation, then signup for one of the last few remaining places on our May Study Days. 

Make sure to visit our 'Valiant Hearts' exhibition in the North Court and meet characters from World War I. A nurse from Woburn Military Hospital and a private from the front lines will be on duty on all three days of the weekend. Explore the exhibition here and ask any burning questions you might have about life in 1914. Make your way to the Abbey Visitor Entrance where you will be able to see more artefacts and read original uncensored letters sent to the Duke and Duchess. This event is included with admission to Woburn Abbey and Gardens.

Out in the Deer Park, watch out for over 400 classic and collectible cars taking part in the Bedfordshire Classic Motor Show. There will be a wide variety of vehicles taking part from the pre-war era right through to the 1980s. Tickets for the motor show are £8 for adults and £4 for children and are available to purchase at the entrance to the event site. 

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