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Private Walled Gardens

Enjoy an exclusive guided tour of the Marquis and Marchioness of Lansdowne’s Private Walled Gardens, surrounding Bowood House.

A truly special experience as you walk through the secret door into an enchanting land of four distinctly different gardens including a formal boarder, a picking garden, the glass houses and a kitchen garden. Our tour guides tailor each visit to suit the season and the flowers in bloom, from the wandering wisteria to the wall of vibrant roses.

We offer the opportunity for guests to book onto our monthly guided tours dates as below.

  • Wednesday 4th April 2018
  • Friday 20th April 2018
  • Wednesday 9th May 2018
  • Friday 18th May 2018
  • Wednesday 6th June 2018
  • Friday 15th June 2018
  • Wednesday 4th July 2018
  • Friday 20th July 2018
  • Wednesday 8th August 2018
  • Friday 24th August 2018
  • Wednesday 5th September 2018
  • Friday 14th September 2018
  • Wednesday 3rd October 2018
  • Friday 19th October 2018

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 or telephone 01249 810961.


“Just a note to thank you and the staff for the wonderful visit we had to Bowood yesterday. Everything went extremely well. Everyone was raving about the wonderful service, friendly staff and, of course, great food in the Restaurant. And they also found the visit to the house extremely interesting, made all the more so by two wonderful guides. Of course the weather contributed a great deal to the visit. We could not have chosen a better day. Again, many thanks. We shall certainly recommend Bowood to the groups in our area.”  GX Probus Club

“I just wanted to send a message on behalf of all my guests to say a massive thank you for having us at Bowood yesterday.  We enjoyed delicious coffee and biscuits, Jophy was a very patient guide (with my sometimes free-range guests) and David and Rob were an added bonus, and lunch was really, really delicious – one of the best we have had on a tour anywhere, and all beautifully laid up.  All the Bowood staff were very courteous and really helpful in every way. Most of all, the gardens were looking completely sublime – A perfect moment for all the roses and so on.”  Veronica Mackinnon

What’s On

Mar 18

10KM Fun Run – Sunday 18th March 2018

March 18 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Bowood House & Gardens
SN11 0LZ
01249 812102
Mar 29

Spring Bulb Containers – Masterclass with Rachel Wilson

March 29 @ 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Bowood House & Gardens
SN11 0LZ
01249 812102