Explore the evolution of the English garden and take a stroll through three centuries of landscape design at Wrest Park.
New for 2014 - behind the scenes tours
Join our behind the scenes artefacts tour and discover a treasure trove of unique and special objects spanning 2,000 years of English history. Tours take place on the first Monday of every month starting from June.
A gardener’s world, a picnicker’s paradise
From dazzling parterres and fragrant borders, to sweeping landscapes and woodland walks – Wrest Park is a real treat for the senses. Explore over 90 acres showcasing French, Dutch, Italian and English styles side by side.
Keep an eye out for our collection of hidden gems, including the Bath house with its thatched roof and cobbled floor inlaid with a pattern of deer bones; the ornate marble fountain; a Chinese Temple and bridge; and over 40 statues – can you find them all?
There’s even more to explore with the opulent Countess’ Sitting Room, conservatory and interactive exhibition on the ground floor of the mansion house, as well as the Dairy Sculpture Gallery and the baroque Archer Pavilion with its stunning interior.
The perfect pit stop
Families with energy to burn can grab an activity backpack and an audio trail designed for kids and head out to explore the grounds. If they’re still feeling energetic head to the children’s play area to let off some steam.
Tea room treats
Feeling peckish? Our café offers a selection of delicious, locally sourced refreshments. Find out more on our Food & Drink page. Take inspiration from history at the shop where you can pick up jams and chutneys, wines, beers, books, garden gifts and more.
- The view from the French Parterre down the long water to the Archer Pavilion - stunning in any season.
- The Dairy Sculpture Gallery, showcasing some of our most beautiful statues.
- Get hands-on with history in our exhibition as we tell you the story of the estate and the de Grey family who lived here for over 600 years.
- Our cafe, which serves locally sourced food and drink.
Before You Arrive
Events At Wrest Park
Mon 18 - Fri 22 Aug 2014
Join the adventure as you travel back to the wonderful world of Victorian Britain.
Heroes and Highwaymen
Sun 24 & Summer Bank Holiday Mon 25 Aug 2014
Lady Jemima cordially invites you and your family to her peaceful picnic. But beware! Rumours are afoot that a highwayman lurks...
Tue 26 - Fri 29 Aug 2014
Ghastly gallows, horrific hangmen and terrifying torture - travel back in time and discover the painful punishments your history teacher’s too timid to tell you!