The Woburn Abbey Garden Show
Woburn Abbey’s team of gardeners are preparing for the 6th Woburn Abbey Garden Show on 27 and 28 June.
Two new features will be opened by the Duchess of Bedford - including the Grotto Garden, which transforms the visitor entrance. Originating from the 1661 plans, it forms a crucial part of The Duchess of Bedford’s restoration projects and will be opened at 3:00pm on Saturday 27 June.
The Wyatville seat, erected in 1811, by Jeffry Wyatt (later Sir Jeffry Wyatville) is said to be some of his first work and was commissioned for 6th Duke of Bedford. It has a fascinating plaque ‘HB 1145’ which refers to the founder of Woburn Abbey, Hugh de Bolebec and will be opened at 3:00pm on Sunday 28 June.
Come along and learn new gardening skills when television, radio presenters and academic lecturers Pippa Greenwood (Saturday), Frances Tophill (Sunday), Martin Fish and Alistair Fraser (Both days) share their knowledge.
Visit over 90 exhibitors including specialist nurseries, garden care and outdoor living exhibitors who will be selling rare and unusual plants and garden and lifestyle items.
Floristry demonstrations from floral expert on BBC’s Big Allotment Challenge, Jonathan Moseley
The Duke and Duchess’ private gardens which will be open to the public giving visitors a chance to explore a previously unseen area
The Food & Gift Hall selling the Best of British produce and unique gift items
Pet Piggies are bringing cute micro pigs
A range of artists will be exhibiting their work
Pocket Garden and horticultural exhibits
Woburn Abbey’s Royal Horticultural Society qualified gardeners who will offer guided tours of the gardens throughout the weekend
Live music from Woburn Sands Band
Dining opportunities at the Sculpture Gallery, Duchess Tea Rooms and new for 2015, afternoon tea in North Court
Complimentary plant and heavy good crèche transfer to car service with free parking
The Woburn Abbey Garden Show tickets are available to purchase online or available on the gate.
Top Image - Frances Tophill (Credit: Jim Boyers)
Bottom Image - Jonathan Moseley