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a Historic Building in the town of Silsoe, in the county of Bedfordshire


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About Wrest Park House and Gardens

Wrest Park House was once the home of the de Grey family whose Mausoleum is at nearby Flitton.
The gardens form a charming backdrop to the house which was inspired by 18th century French chateaux. There are 90 acres of wonderful gardens originally laid out in the early 18th century, including the Great Garden. The gardens were later partly remodelled by 'Capability' Brown.

There are several garden buildings and ornaments and an intricate French Garden with statues and a fountain.

During the 18th and 19th centuries the formal parterre, Bath House and marble fountains were added. The huge Orangery was built by Earl de Grey.

Wrest Park Gardens, now cared for by English Heritage, provide a delightful man-made setting in the beautiful Bedfordshire countryside.

The de Grey Mausoleum (also owned by English Heritage) has remarkable sculpted monuments and tombs dating from the 16th to the 19th centuries.

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