We can arrange for group travel organisers to visit the Abbey and Gardens in advance to your booking, free of chage to help with planning. Please contact our Groups Co-ordinator, Lisa Weaver to arrange a suitable date.

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Testimonials

"The Abbey and gardens looked splendid in the spring sunshine and together with the knowledgeable guides, Woburn Abbey and Gardens is truly one of Britain`s gems. As an upscale, experience tour provider, we highly recommend this as a must see attraction."

Ranjiv Bhalla, Director, Vesperience Ltd ‘The Experience Company’

 

"Wow !! What an amazing day at Woburn Abbey and Gardens. I had never imagined how much Woburn has to offer …it really has something for everyone with the wonderful stories , the beautiful gardens  and of course the deer! The guides were fantastic, Jane really brought the house to life with a story for every room and the lives of those who have lived there intermingled with just the right amount of History for us to take in! …I was especially fascinated with the flying Duchess…what an amazing lady! The rooms are stunning …especially the grotto..and all that treasure in the crypt!! Martin’s enthusiasm for returning the gardens to Humphry Repton’s ‘red Book ‘ vision was amazing , the gardens themselves are lovely and Martin brings his passion for every area to the group so that we were left wanting to return to see how the garden develops through the seasons …I was intrigued by the Chinese Dairy…it has a lovely story as does the Children’s castle with all its magic!" 

Mandy Keating, Product Development Manager, Diamond Holidays. 

 

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"It was lovely to view the house with such a knowledgeable guide and Martin’s tour of the gardens really brought them to life.  I don’t think I’ll ever forget how to tell the difference between the different types of cedar.  I will certainly be recommending that my groups include either a lunch an afternoon tea in their package as they are such value for money." 

Eileen Clark, RB Travel

 

"I had a wonderful day experiencing the Abbey, Sculpture room, Chinese a Dairy, Camellia house Duchess’ tea room, with a delicious lunch and superb afternoon tea (the best I have ever tasted, in the Lantern room. The weather was perfect and company was too. I managed to have a chat with everyone which was also nice finding out what they did. I had a lovely day and the food and hospitality was second to none. All the Staff were very friendly and obliging."

Jane Brewer, Event Organiser, MBDA UK Sports & Social Club (Stevenage) Ltd

 

"I had a wonderful and productive day at Woburn Abbey. I learnt a lot - both about the history of the house and gardens and about the various things they offer to their clients. Lisa had a lot of helpful advice about the logistics of bringing large groups, as well as ways of making their day extra special. All in all I was sold, and I look forward to many fruitful years of working together! "

Jamie Cherrington, Oxford Royale Academy

 

"It was very useful to attend the Tour Guide Event of Woburn Abbey & Gardens; it’s so valuable from our perspective to know what a visit would entail for our guests and it also puts my mind at rest to know that I am inviting guests to a worthwhile and enjoyable experience."

Kim Cavanagh-Martin
Donor Development Officer (Legacies)

Events & Exhibitions

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Housekeeper's Know-how

Ever wondered what it takes to preserve and care for a great stately home and its treasures? While we’re closed for the winter, our housekeeping team invites you behind-the-scenes for an exclusive glimpse into what it takes to complete Woburn Abbey’s annual ‘deep-clean’
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Housekeeper's Know-how

Ever wondered what it takes to preserve and care for a great stately home and its treasures? While we’re closed for the winter, our housekeeping team invites you behind-the-scenes for an exclusive glimpse into what it takes to complete Woburn Abbey’s annual ‘deep-clean’
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Humphry Repton: Art & Nature for the Duke of Bedford

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Open to the public between 5th April and 1st September 2019, this exhibition explores the fascinating relationship between Repton and one of his greatest clients.
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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

Find out how to approach designing the beds and borders in your garden. Whether you are starting from scratch or want to refresh existing areas of your garden, Adam will share the essential things you need to know to get started.
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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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How to Run a Stately Home: Talk and Lunch

Join Simon Pestell, former Butler to The Duke and Duchess and now the Abbey’s Head Housekeeper, to find out ‘How to Run a Stately Home’.
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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

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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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How to Run a Stately Home: Talk and Lunch

Join Simon Pestell, former Butler to The Duke and Duchess and now the Abbey’s Head Housekeeper, to find out ‘How to Run a Stately Home’.
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Open Air Theatre - A Mid-summer Night's Dream

This summer The Lord Chamberlain’s Men, are celebrating their 15th birthday and an amazing 425 years since the original company was created. To celebrate this special anniversary, they are touring one of Shakespeare’s most popular and best-loved comedies, A Midsummer Night’s Dream.
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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

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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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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.