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Final Preparations Are Made At Wrest Park After An English Heritage Restoration Project

LUTON, ENGLAND - JULY 28: (EDITORS NOTE: THIS IMAGE IS STRICTLY EMBARGOED UNTIL 0001 BST ON TUESDAY AUGUST 2, 2011) (ONLINE OUT) Gardeners put finishing touches to the Italian Gardens at Wrest Park on July 28, 2011 in Silsoe, England. English Heritage has recently finished a lengthy restoration process around the grounds of Wrest Park, which sits on 92 acres of historic landscape gardens in Bedfordshire. For decades, the overgrown gardens and 18th century mansion and pavillion have been behind closed doors, and remained largely unknown to the public. From August 4, 2011 visitors can see the newly restored areas including the Italian Garden, the Long Water running down to the Archer Pavilion, an Orangery and the Conservatory. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Restored British 'secret garden' reopens

Wrest Park in Bedfordshire opens its doors to the public again on Thursday after a 20-year restoration project that saw the 'secret garden' return to its former glory. The picturesque heritage site contains garden and landscape designs from the 17th century to the 20th century