The Original Garden Visitor's Guide

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 in 2018 will play a pivotal role in celebrations marking his bicentenary. A new exhibition within the Abbey will feature Repton's life and his work at Woburn, 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 (23rd-24th June 2018), Woburn Abbey Honey Festival (22nd September 2018) and a variety of horticultural study days throughout the year. Visit as a group to enjoy group rates and book a tour guided by one of Woburn's expert gardeners.

Fact File

Opening Times: 23rd March - 28th October 2018. Open Daily, 10am to 5pm (4pm Last entry). 5th January - 18th March and 2nd November - 31st December.
Open Friday, Saturday, Sunday, 10am to 4pm
Admission Rates: Adults: £8.00, Concessions: £7.00, Children: £5.25. RHS members: Free.
Group Rates: Minimum Group Size: 12. Adults: £7.00, Concessions: £6.00 Booking necessary
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
Email: groups@woburn.co.uk
Website: www.woburnabbey.co.uk/gardens
Location: Just off Junction 12/13 of M1. 1 hour from Cambridge, Oxford, Birmingham and London.

Updated: 05/12/2017

Woburn Abbey