Outing report 2017 - Woburn Abbey Garden Show

Long Eaton & District Horticultural Society's Visit to Woburn Abbey Garden & Show.

On this day the Duke of Bedford had opened the wonderful 28 acres of gardens to host a garden show.

Among the delights were displays and talks by experts from the gardening world, Pippa Greenwood and Adam Frost, fresh from his Chelsea Flower Show success. Not to mention the plant stalls of British growers where there were a variety of interesting plants to tempt us all.

A tour of the gardens and out buildings, including the Cone House and Chinese Dairy, by the head gardener was another treat. The weather was perfect, when exploring the well laid out gardens with their wonderfully stocked borders, a Red Kite was spotted lazily circling above us. 

On this occasion we were allowed to explore the Duke's private garden which is not usually open to the public. Whilst it is almost impossible to see and visit all the many attractions, including an impromptu air show from an old Spitfire, plus stalls for gifts, food etc., most of us managed to pull in a visit to the amazing Sculpture Gallery for a traditional cream tea. A fitting end to another wonderful day out.

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