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 gardens, comprising of formal borders, a picking garden, glasshouses and a working kitchen garden.

A separate attraction to Bowood House & Gardens is the Woodland Gardens. With its own separate entrance, Bowood's 30-acreWoodland Garden reveals a stunning display of Bluebells, Rhododendrons, Camellias and Magnolias. The Woodland Gardens are openfor six weeks during the flowering season, from mid-April to early June.

Fact File

Opening Times: 1st April – 1st November 2023, 10:00 to 17:00
Admission Rate: House & Gardens Day Ticket options: Adult (17+) £16.40, Senior (60+yrs) £13.80 Young Adult (13-16yrs) £13.80 Junior (7-12yrs) £12.40, Child (2-6yrs) £10.00.
Family Option 1 (2 adults + 1 child) £40.00, Family Option 2 (2 adults + 2 children) £48.60
Family Option 3 (2 adults + 3 children) £57.80
Woodland Gardens Adult (17+) £9.00, Senior (60+yrs) £8.00, Young Adult (13-16) £8.00 and children under 12 free.
Facilities: Children's Adventure Playground, The Den, Gift Shop, Historic House, Extensive Gardens & Grounds, Capability Brown Parkland, The Stables Pantry, Coffee Shop, and Picnic Area.
Tours: Private Walled Garden Tours, 'Capability' Brown Tours and Woodland Garden Tours available on specific dates of each month throughout the opening season.
See website for more details and tour dates.
Length of visit: Minimum of 2.5 hours
Coach Parking: Yes
Booking Contact: Estate Reception, Bowood House, Calne, Wiltshire SN11 0LZ
Tel: 01249 812 102
Location: House, Gardens & Grounds: A4 between Chippenham and Calne Woodland Gardens: A342 between Derry Hill and Sandy Lane

Updated: April 2022