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.
Wrest at War!
Sun 26 & Mon 27 May 2013 (bank holiday)
Wrest at War! Experience the theatre of war from all quarters at Wrest Park. From WWI trenches to the WWII D-Day landings, experience life in tumultuous times, with music and performance and lots of fun for all the family!
Time Travellers Go... Awesome Archaeology!
Tue 28 - Fri 31 May 2013
Let the kids get stuck into history with the chance to uncover clues and handle artefacts. Take part in a sand pit dig to unveil secrets from the past. Plus plenty of hands on activities.
Sense and Sensibility
Fri 21 Jun 2013
Join Chapterhouse Theatre Company, as Elinor and Marianne Dashwood make their first forays into the decadent world of eighteenth-century society. Bring your chairs, picnics and friends to enjoy an enchanting evening of outdoor theatre at its best.
Prices and opening times
Silsoe, Luton, Bedfordshire - MK45 4HR
For just £48 a year, English Heritage members get free entry to our properties and exclusive discounts.
Suitable for weddings and corporate functions