Woodbury Hall

A beautiful garden that includes herbaceous borders, a woodland garden with spring bulbs, camellias, azaleas and rhododendrons.

Event-Woodbury-Open Garden

12 May 2019

Bedfordshire

Entrance fee:
£4.00 per adult, children under 12 go free
Time:
1.30 pm – 5.00 pm
Garden owner:
The Earl and Countess of Erroll

For all enquiries, please get in touch with Charmaine Norrish by email at CNorrish@redcross.org.uk or by phone 07753 853214

This beautiful garden features herbaceous borders, a woodland garden with spring bulbs, camellias, azaleas and rhododendrons. It is also home to Victorian summer houses and a loggia designed by the fashionable architect Philip Tilden.

Woodbury Hall and Park is situated on the Greensand Ridge, north of Sandy and has a fascinating history. A house stood on this site since the 17th century but the core of the present house was built from 1803-06.

Sir William Booth, the gin distiller, sold it in 1857 to his neighbour J.H. Astell, MP. His grandson R.J.V. Astell then employed Tilden to remodel the house in 1931.

It was requisitioned by the Canadian army during WWII, gutted by fire during celebrations for VJ day, then Sir Basil Spence (architect of Coventry Cathedral) was employed to rebuild it in 1952.

The Countess of Erroll inherited Woodbury from her great Uncle Richard Astell, where she lives with her family.

Parking is to the front of the house. Garden access is via a gate adjacent to the house on the right hand side.

Address:
Woodbury Hall
The Parks
Everton
Sandy
SG19 2HR

Directions:
From the A1 at Sandy, take the B1042 to Sandy, continuing on this road through the town, over two roundabouts. Turn left towards Swaden and Everton. Once in Everton, turn left onto Church Road, then left into Church End, and then left again towards Woodbury Hall. Parking is to the front of the house. Garden access is via a gate adjacent to the house on the right hand side.

Facilities:

  • Teas and refreshments
  • Plant stall
  • Limited wheelchair access