Woburn Abbey and Gardens

Woburn Abbey and Gardens
Woburn Park
Woburn
Bedfordshire
MK17 9WA
England

Website

www.woburnabbey.co.uk

E-mail

admissions@woburn.co.uk

Telephone

01525 290666

Fax

01525 290271

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Woburn Abbey and Gardens
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Woburn Abbey first opened to the public in 1955 and has welcomed visitors from all over the globe. There are 22 rooms that you can experience, which house one of the most significant private art collections in the world.

The many individual rooms of Woburn Abbey, house 18th Century French and English furniture, magnificent silver and gold collections, a marvellous range of porcelain and many items treasured by generations of the Russell family.

Over 28 acres of gardens, 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.

Venue Type:

Garden, parklands or rural site, Heritage site, Historic house or home

Opening hours

WOBURN ABBEY

Closed 4th November 2013 to 10th April 2014

11th April to 28th September 2014
Open 11am to 5pm daily, last entry at 4pm


GARDENS, GROUNDS AND DEER PARK

4th November 2013 to 10th April 2014
Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday only, 10am to dusk or 5pm, whichever earlier, last entry at 4pm

Closed 24th to 26th December 2013
Open 1st and 2nd January 2014 (weather dependent)

11th April to 2nd November 2014
Open 10am daily with last entry at 5pm, closes 6pm

Admission charges

Please see our website at www.woburnabbey.co.uk for more information on admission prices and to book.

Discounts

  • English Heritage
Getting there

Follow brown signs from Junctions 12 and 13 on the M1, A421 or A5.

Collection details

Agriculture, Decorative and Applied Art, Fine Art, Social History, Archives, Coins and Medals, Architecture, Costume and Textiles, Design, Photography, Personalities, Literature

Key artists and exhibits

  • The Armada Portrait
  • Canaletto
  • Sevres Porcelain
  • Rembrandt
  • Gainsborough
  • Van Dyck
Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.

Kitchen Gardening

  • 13 May 2015

This Kitchen Gardening Study Day will be lead by one of the RHS qualified gardeners at Woburn Abbey Gardens. During the day you will be able to learn a variety of skills to take away and use in your own Kitchen Garden.

Website

http://www.woburnabbey.co.uk/events/gardening/kitchen-gardening/

Woburn Abbey Garden Show 2015

  • 27 — 28 June 2015

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 28 acres of Abbey Gardens. Offering something for everyone in a friendly and accessible environment, you can enjoy an introduction to gardening, the opportunity to hone or learn new gardening skills and purchase wonderful plants and garden items. Woburn Abbey Garden Show was highly commended in the category of 'Best Event' at the Hudson's Heritage Awards 2014.

Admission

Adult £11.50
Senior £10.50
Child £6.50

Introduction to Garden Photography

  • 27 June 2015

This photography session will take place during the first day at the Woburn Abbey Garden Show on Saturday 27th June 2015, making this a great opportunity to learn the basics of digital photgraphy and to photograph many of the unusal plants featuring at the Show.

Study Session Itinerary

Coffee and tea on arrival at 10.00am
10.00am-11.00am Study
11.00am-1.00pm Practical
1.00pm Enjoy Woburn Abbey Garden Show at your leisure

Lunch is not provided, please bring your own lunch or alternatively you will be able to purchase lunch from The Duchess' Tea Room.

Website

http://www.woburnabbey.co.uk/events/gardening/introduction-to-garden-photography/

Bug Walk

  • 18 July 2015

During the Bug Walk you will learn the importance of attracting bugs and insects to your garden and, more importantly, how to attract them. By the end of the session you will be able to identify different types of bugs and understand their characteristics.

This walk is suitable for adults and children alike.

Admission

Adult £8.00
Senior £7.00
Child £5.00

Times: 10.00am-12.30pm

Website

http://www.woburnabbey.co.uk/events/gardening/bug-walk/

Bee Walk

  • 25 July 2015

Bees visit flowers to collect nectar and pollen, which they use as food for themselves and their larvae. By moving from flower to flower, they are important pollinators.

Scientific studies have shown a decline in many British insects over the last 50 years. Gardens are becoming increasingly important to provide bees with the necessary food for survival. On the 25th July, there will be a chance to see how Woburn Abbey Gardens' vast Long Borders provide an array of flowering plants that attract many types of bee.

During the Bee Walk you will learn the importance of attracting bees to your garden and, more importantly, how to attract them. By the end of the session you will be able to identify the different types of bee and understand their characteristics.

This walk is suitable for adults and children alike.

Admission

Adult £8.00
Senior £7.00
Child £5.00

Times: 10.00am-12.30pm

Website

http://www.woburnabbey.co.uk/events/gardening/bee-walk-%281%29/

Getting there

Follow brown signs from Junctions 12 and 13 on the M1, A421 or A5.

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