Bowood House & Gardens

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Bowood House & Gardens is home to the Marquis and Marchioness of Lansdowne, set in 2,000 acres of Grade 1 listed 'Capability' Brown parkland, featuring an award-winning Walled Garden and a spring Woodland Garden.

Regarded as one of the best-preserved examples of 'Capability' Browns work, 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: 30th March - 3rd November 2019, 11:00 to 18:00
Admission Rate: House & Gardens Family Option 1 (2 adults + 1 child) £32.25, Family Option 2 (2 adults + 2 children) £39.25, Family Option 3 (2 adults + 3 children) £46.50, Adult £13.00, Young Adult (13-16yrs) £11.00, Senior (60+yrs) £11.00, Junior £10.00, Child £8.00. Woodland Gardens Adult £7.00, Young Adult (13-16yrs) £6.00, Senior (60+yrs) £6.00 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, Soft Play Area, 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 dates 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 810 961
Location: House, Gardens & Grounds: A4 between Chippenham and Calne Woodland Gardens: A342 between Derry Hill and Sandy Lane

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