Woburn Abbey Garden Show – 24th and 25th June

20th April 2017

Now in its 8th year, this year’s show will be headlined by the BBC Gardeners’ World presenter Adam Frost and Radio 4 Gardeners’ Question Time expert, author and blogger Pippa Greenwood on the 24th and 25th June.

Woburn-Abbey-Garden-Show0The Woburn Abbey Garden Show is an important diary date for many keen gardeners. 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 42-acres of Abbey Gardens, which will include the Duke and Duchess’ Private Gardens, not normally open to the public.

Whether you are an enthusiastic horticulturist or you’re looking for inspiration, you’ll have an informative day out at the Woburn Abbey Garden Show. Enjoy an introduction to gardening, the opportunity to hone or learn new skills and purchase unique plants and garden items.

Her Grace, The Duchess of Bedford will be officially opening the Rosarium Britanicum rose garden which overlooks Camellia lake. Currently undergoing restoration by the Gardens Team, it was formed in 1830 and will contain only traditional Old English Roses. Following a plan dated 1838, it will be elliptical in shape, with a rose arch covered in climbing roses forming the entrance.

Woburn-Abbey-Garden-Show-03Other show highlights include floral demonstrations, a garden advisory desk and Q&A sessions.

RHS Gold Medal Winning and other renowned plant nurseries will be offering a range of rare and interesting plants. In addition, the retail experience will cover a wide variety of gardening products such as furniture, sculptures, tools and hardware. The Gift Hall has suppliers from across the UK, selling their various handmade crafts.

There will also be a food marquee showcasing the best in independent food and drink. Many of them local their wares will include ‘low-in and free-from’ artisan products.

Free guided garden tours are available with the RHS qualified Woburn Abbey Gardeners to give you an additional insight into the background running and recreation of the Humphry Repton landscape of the gardens.

Lunch will be served at the Sculpture Gallery, in the South Court, the Duchess Tea Room and the Bedford Tea Room.

Ticket Prices: Adult £12.00, Concession £11.00, Children £7.00. Visit www.woburnabbey.co.uk/gardenshow for further information and to book tickets.

 

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