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“Beautiful gardens”
Review of Wrest Park

Wrest Park
Ranked #2 of 33 things to do in Luton
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London, United Kingdom
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“Beautiful gardens”
Reviewed 23 March 2011

According to information supplied by English Heritage, Wrest Park was the home of the De Grey family from the 13th century to 1917.

In its current state, the main attraction of Wrest Park is the formal gardens. These are in contrast to "Capability" Brown's natural landscape styling and are inspired by the gardens at Versailles.

Take up to a couple of hours to meander around the gardens. There are various interesting points beyond the formal Parterre and Italian Gardens, including the Pavillion, Japanese retreat and the De Grey family's pet cemetry with graves for their beloved dogs.

You can get glimpses into some of the rooms of the manor house, which was completed in 1839. It is popular for weddings, so it would be worth checking if the house is also open. I was lucky that once the wedding ceremony was over, the guests moved to the Orangerie, so could see the interior of the house as well.

If you have an English Heritage membership, be sure to visit this grand estate. Even without, the admission is just over 5 pounds per adult.

Visited July 2010
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