Thursday 23rd May 2013
Please be aware that filming will be occurring within the house today from 2.00pm to 5.00pm. This will be for a forthcoming documentary series for the BBC on Rococo art and will feature the paintings by Canaletto in our collection. The filming should not impact your visit. However, please contact a member of staff if you have any queries or would prefer not to be filmed during your visit. Thank you for your co-operation.
25th to 27th May 2013
Hear stories from Jack a WWI solder recuperating before being sent back to the Front and Joyce, a WWII Wren living in secret at Woburn Abbey.
During WWI parts of Woburn Abbey were transformed into a military hospital for wounded soldiers. Jack will be sharing his experiences of the Great War and how we was tended to by the Duchess who ran the hospital and was affectionally known as ‘Sister Mary’.
From 1943 to 1945 Wrens from the code-breaking centre at nearby Bletchley Park were billeted at Woburn Abbey. Find out from Joyce what it was like to live in a stately home and work in secret during this time.
Plus Punch and Judy shows and children’s workshops on 28th and 30th May.
Characters at intervals throughout the day, included in your combined Woburn Abbey and Gardens entry price. Punch and Judy shows and workshops included in your combined Woburn Abbey and Gardens entry price or Abbey Gardens only entry price.
1st and 2nd June 2013
Throughout 2013 you will have the opportunity to observe the Woburn Abbey Gardens team hard at work as they take on tasks to prepare the gardens throughout the changing seasons. A different subject will be covered each month. Feel free to ask the gardeners questions relating to your gardening conundrums.
Next date: 1st and 2nd June 2013
Topic: Planting Seasonal Bedding
Plus free guided garden tour begins at 12.00pm - an opportunity to find out about the plants, trees and features of the gardens with one of our experienced guides. Tour begins from outside the Duchess’ Gift Shop
Included in your standard Gardens admission price. No booking required.
For further details please telephone 01525 290333 and ask to speak to the Gardens Department or email email@example.com