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Woburn Abbey Gardens


In 1805, the 6th Duke of Bedford commissioned the famous landscape gardener, Humphry Repton, to create designs to enhance the Gardens and Deer Park for his family, friends and guests to enjoy. Following many changes over the 200 years since, our Gardens Team are now working to restore Repton's original plans.

The 28 acres of award winning gardens are Repton's most realised landscape and played a pivotal role in celebrations marking his bicentenary, in 2018. The fantastic exhibition within the Abbey featuring Repton's life and his work at Woburn will continue in 2019, his most elaborate Red Book will be on display.

Highlights of the Woburn Abbey Gardens include: the Chinoiserie-style Pavilion and Rockery; the Chinese Dairy, the earliest structure of its kind in the UK. The Cone house, Hornbeam Maze and Camellia House are also not to be missed. Explore our woodland glades and wild biodiversity areas and see what's growing in the Kitchen Garden. Events include Woburn Abbey Garden Show (22nd-23rd June 2019), Woburn Abbey Honey Festival and a variety of horticultural study days throughout the year. Check our website for details. Visit as a group to enjoy group rates and book a tour guided by one of Woburn's expert gardeners.

Fact File

Opening Times: 5th April - 1st September 2019. Open Daily, 10am to 6pm (5pm Last entry).
Admission Rates: Adults £8.25, Concessions £7.25, Children £5.50. RHS members: Free.
Group Rates: Minimum Group Size: 12. Adults: £7.50, Concessions: £6.50 Booking necessary. Guided Tours available.
Facilities: Gift Shop, Plant Sales, Tea Room
Disabled Access: Yes, level access. Mobility scooter loan (book in advance)
Toilet: On site
Car Parking: Located within 50 meters of the gardens entrance.
Coach Parking: Yes
Length of Visit: 2+ hours.
Booking Contact: Groups Co-ordinator, Woburn Abbey Gardens, Woburn, Milton Keynes, MK17 9WA
Tel: 01525 290333
Location: Just off Junction 12/13 of M1. 1 hour from Cambridge, Oxford, Birmingham and London.

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