Woburn Abbey opens garden for second Duchess of Bedford horticulture show

THE second Woburn Abbey garden show will be twice as large as last year’s with the Duchess of Bedford hand-picking the extensive range of exhibitors for this weekend’s event.

In partnership with Frosts Garden Centres the horticultural show, which runs from Friday to Sunday, is a highlight on any budding gardener’s calender and this year will see visitors able to roam the Duke and Duchess’ family home’s beautiful garden.

Informative features, useful advice and gardening activities will be on show to visitors, who will be able to go round the 90 stalls will offering en vogue varieties of flowers, shrubs and trees with specialist food and gifts marquees.

Martin Towsey, Woburn Abbey gardens manager, said: “Feedback we received from happy visitors after our first Garden Show was phenomenal – they only wished that there could have been more of it; they had enjoyed their time here so much!

“Woburn Abbey and Frosts Garden Centres took this challenge to heart. This year we have increased the number and range of exhibitors, talks and demonstrations and doubled the size of the show – it’s a show we’re really proud of.”


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Kids will be entertained in the children’s zone with lawn games, gardening activities and they will also be able to take seeds to plant at their homes.

Tickets are �7.50 for adults, �6.50 for senior citizens and �3.50 children aged between three and 15. Visit www.woburn.co.uk/abbey for a 10 per cent discount.

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