This years theme for Heritage Open Days is "Edible England".

Why Edible England?

We are increasingly becoming a nation of foodies and what we eat and drink is at the heart of much of our culture, our history, our communities, and our lives. It's a doorway into hidden histories, regional differences and the myriad cultures around us. It’s a universal language and one of our basic needs, the perfect starting point for another diverse, fun, exciting festival year!

What's on at Westbury?

Westbury will be open from 11am-3pm on the 11th & 12th September. 

You can join us on our walk around the ancient woodland that is Shenley Wood. The walk is led by a Parks Trust Guide.  Places are limited so do book your place using the link below.

We are also delighted to be able to welcome  "Planting Up" who will be onsite to talk about their community garden project. The  "Planting up" community garden was started here at Westbury in 2017.

Come & discover how they encourage, educate and empower people to create local sustainably run community gardens that connect them to the natural world and each other in growing food, enhancing wildlife habits and cultivating their community.

The Artists Collective @ Westbury will have an exhibition on display within the main house.  Two of the members of the artists collective, Kirsteen Holuj & Mary Barnes also have an exhibition on in our Barn gallery.

Some of our studios artists will also be open, please note opening times do vary.

If you're unable to visit in person why not sit back, relax and enjoy our online exhibition below.  The exhibition features work from our Westbury Art Challenge Facebook group - Enjoy!

  • Guided walk around Shenley Wood  Sunday 12th
    Sun, 12 Sept
    Westbury Arts Centre
    12 Sept, 11:00 – 12:00
    Westbury Arts Centre, Foxcovert Rd, Shenley Church End, Shenley Wood MK5 6AA, UK
    An hour and a half walk in the ancient woodland of Shenley Wood and the listed 17th century manor of Westbury.
  • Guided walk around Shenley Wood Saturday 11th
    Sat, 11 Sept
    Westbury Arts Centre
    11 Sept, 11:00 – 12:00
    Westbury Arts Centre, Foxcovert Rd, Shenley Church End, Shenley Wood MK5 6AA, UK
    An hour and a half walk in the ancient woodland of Shenley Wood and the listed 17th century manor of Westbury.
  • Vessels II - Exhibition of works by Kirsteen Holuj & Mary Barnes
    11 Sept, 11:00 – 19 Sept, 16:00
    Shenley Wood, Foxcovert Rd, Shenley Wood, Milton Keynes MK5 6AA, UK