After decades behind virtually closed doors, its treasures overgrown and largely unknown, English Heritage is reviving one of Britain's largest and most important 'secret gardens' - Wrest Park in Bedfordshire.
This is a wonderful 90-acre historic landscape and French-style mansion which will take its rightful place amongst the country's great garden attractions - and give locals and visitors to Bedfordshire a superb new day out.
Stroll in the recently restored Italian and Rose Gardens. Enjoy miles of reinstated historic pathways as you discover the garden buildings, pavilion and statues. Find out more about the garden and the people that shaped it, in our new exhibitions in the house and garden buildings.
St George's Festival
Sat 26 & Sun 27 Apr 2014
Witness the ultimate showdown as gallant St George takes on his arch nemesis in England’s most legendary battle.
Georgian Games Galore!
Sat 03 - Early May Bank Holiday Mon 05 May 2014
From battledores to shuttlecocks, play like a Georgian as you step back in time this May bank holiday weekend.
Wrest at War
Sun 25 and Spring Bank Holiday Mon 26 May 2014
Get ready to take cover as this explosive action-packed weekend propels you into wartime Britain.
Prices and opening times
Silsoe, Luton, Bedfordshire - MK45 4HR
For just £39 a year, English Heritage members get free entry to our properties and exclusive discounts.
Suitable for weddings and corporate functions