Wrest Park

Wrest Park, an English Heritage property, near Bedford, has one of the most magnificent formal gardens in England on the eastern edge of the Chilterns.



After decades behind virtually closed doors, its treasures overgrown and largely unknown, English Heritage has revived one of Britain's largest and most important 'secret gardens' - Wrest Park.

This is a wonderful 90-acre historic landscape and French-style mansion which will take its rightful place among 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.

Don't miss

  • A range of activities to bring the garden to life for children - including themed play areas and special activity packs for families
  • A brand new visitor centre with café, exhibition and plant sales area
  •  A peek into the Countess's Sitting Room in the mansion.

Visit the Wrest Park Website

Last Updated: 28 Apr 2015