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Britain’s Greatest Landscape Designer, Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown

Where better to enjoy the work of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, than at Bowood?  Deemed to be one of the finest examples in the country with a flowing mix of plantations and sweeping lawns leading down to a winding mile-long lake.

‘Capability’ Brown Tour

You may wish to book yourself or a group on to a special ‘Capability’ Brown themed guided garden tour. The tour guide will lead the group along the lake, to the hidden cascade and through the arboretum, followed by a two course lunch served in the House Restaurant. The rest of the day is free to explore the historic Georgian house and beautiful grounds or the option of an overnight stay in the nearby Bowood Hotel can also be arranged.

We offer the opportunity for guests to book onto our monthly guided tours, 2018 dates will be confirmed soon!

Groups of 15 or more, a tour can be organised on a weekday of your choice with discounted rates. 2018 Group Visits.

For more information, or purchase a gift voucher, please email houseandgardens@bowood.org or telephone 01249 810961.

 

DEW47150 Portrait of Lancelot 'Capability' Brown, c.1770-75; by Cosway, Richard (1742-1821); oil on canvas; 53x42.5 cm; Private Collection; English, out of copyright

DEW47150 Portrait of Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, c.1770-75; by Cosway, Richard (1742-1821); oil on canvas; 53×42.5 cm; Private Collection/Bridgeman Images; English, out of copyright

You can find more information about our ‘Capability’ Brown group tours here.

To make a booking or for more information please contact Bowood House & Gardens on 01249 810961 or email houseandgardens@bowood.org

 

5. Map, 1789, high res. © Trustees of the Bowood Collection 2

5. Map, 1789, high res. © Trustees of the Bowood Collection 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

"In my opinion, Bowood is important as one of the earliest examples of Brown’s fully-developed style, with perimeter belts, circuit rides, and no residual geometry. It is also, for my money, one of the best preserved examples of his work" Tom Williamson, University of East Anglia, 08/12/15

What’s On

Mar 31

Easter Eggtravaganza!

31st March, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 2nd April, 2018 @ 5:00 pm
Bowood House & Gardens
SN11 0LZ
01249 812102
Apr 04

Private Walled Gardens Individuals Tour – Wednesday 4th April 2018

4th April, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Bowood House & Gardens
SN11 0LZ
01249 812102