The Garden Guide

Woburn Abbey Garden

The deer park is large. Always one of England's great English parks, Woburn is becoming a great garden through a 20-year programme to restore the garden Humphry Repton designed and represented in his 1805 Red Book. Woburn was the most fully realised of Repton's projects. A large Red Book was presented to the 6th Duke of Bedford in 1802. Repton proposed a lake, a serpentine river, an American Garden, extensive planting, a bridge, and a Thornery. Woburn Abbey has a hornbeam maze, herbaceous borders, ponds, a woodland garden and a Chinese dairy overlooking a pool. The curved greenhouse is used as a camellia house. See blog post on the restoration of the Repton-designed garden.


Woburn, Bedfordshire, England, MK17 9WA

April to September. Open 11am to 5.30pm. Deer Park open all year except 24th to 26th December.

Adult House & gardens £12.50, Garden and Deer Park only £4.00

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