The Original Garden Visitor's Guide

Bowood House & Gardens

Bowood House & Gardens; home to the Marquis and Marchioness of Lansdowne, surrounded by 2,000 acres of Grade 1 listed ‘Capability’ Brown parkland, an award winning Walled Garden and a spring Woodland Garden.

Regarded as one of the best-preserved examples of a ‘Capability’ Brown, with a flowing mix of plantations and sweeping lawns leading down to a mile long lake. Behind the Georgian house through a secret door is Lord and Lady Lansdowne’s Private Walled Garden, offering guided tours of the four distinct one-acre square garden’s, comprising of formal borders, a picking garden, glass houses and a working kitchen garden.

With its own separate entrance, Bowood’s 30-acre Woodland Garden reveals a stunning display of Bluebells, Rhododendrons, Camellias and Magnolias. The Woodland Gardens are open for six weeks during the flowering season, from late April to early June.

Fact File

Opening Times: 28th March to 4th November 2018, 11:00 to 18:00
Admissions Rate: House & Gardens Family £38.25, Adult £12.75, Senior £10.70, Junior £9.70, Infant £7.70.
Woodland Gardens Adult £6.00, Senior £5.00 and children under 12 free
Discounted combined tickets can be purchased to visit the House & Gardens and the Woodland Gardens.
Facilities: Children’s Adventure Playground, Tractor Ted Little Farm, Gift Shop, House Restaurant, Coffee Shop, and Picnic Area.
Tours: Private Walled Garden Tours and ‘Capability’ Brown Tours available on specific Wednesdays of each month throughout the opening season.
Length of visit: Minimum of 2 hours
Coach Parking: Yes
Booking Contact: Sales and Marketing Administrator, Bowood House, Calne, Wiltshire SN11 0LZ
Tel: 01249 810961
Location: House, Gardens & Grounds: A4 between Chippenham and Calne Woodland Gardens: A342 between Derry Hill and Sandy Lane.

Updated: 13/12/2017

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