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April 2017
£34.00

‘Capability’ Brown Themed Guided Garden Tour – Friday 28th April 2017

April 28 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Bowood House & Gardens, Calne, Wiltshire SN11 0LZ United Kingdom + Google Map
Capability Brown Landscape at Bowood

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. 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…

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May 2017
£34.00

Private Walled Gardens Individuals Tour – Wednesday 3rd May 2017

May 3 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Bowood House & Gardens, Calne, Wiltshire SN11 0LZ United Kingdom + Google Map
Private Walled Garden at Bowood

Book your place on our tour of Lord and Lady Lansdowne’s Private Walled Garden, to gain an intimate insight into the history and beauty of the award winning gardens at Bowood. You will be able to enjoy the beautiful formal borders, the picking garden, glass houses and the kitchen garden that provides fresh fruit and vegetables for Bowood Hotel and House Restaurant.   Day Itinerary 11am – Meet at the Admission Kiosk (at the Treehouse Cafe) 11am – Tea & Coffee…

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£15.00

Mindfulness – Sense and Savour Walks in The Woodland Garden with Linda Thomas from mindfulminds

May 7 @ 9:30 am - May 14 @ 10:30 am
Woodland Gardens, Bowood House & Gardens
Calne, SN11 9PG.
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  To coincide with Mental Health Awareness Week, Bowood is hosting Mindful Walks within the Woodland Gardens, 7th to 14th May, 9.30am to 10.30am with Linda Thomas from mindfulminds (www.mindfulminds.co.uk<http://www.mindfulminds.co.uk/>). Improve your wellbeing, by paying attention to the present moment, to your own thoughts, feelings and the world around you, an awareness known as “mindfulness”. Connect with nature and come along for a guided mindful walk through the Woodland Gardens at Bowood. Wander slowly through the landscape, pausing, noticing and…

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Organ Recital in the Bowood House Chapel – 13th May 2017

May 13 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Bowood House & Gardens, Calne, Wiltshire SN11 0LZ United Kingdom + Google Map

With organist Relf Clark of Didcot at 3:30pm

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£55.00

Stephen Anderton, ’Lives of the Great Gardeners’ – Thursday 18th May 2017

May 18 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Bowood House & Gardens, Calne, Wiltshire SN11 0LZ United Kingdom + Google Map

Discover Capability Brown’s 2,000 acre Grade 1 listed parkland with a special guided tour on Thursday 18th May, followed by The Times newspaper’s garden writer, Stephen Anderton speaking about his new book, ‘Lives of the Great Gardeners’ after a 2 course lunch in the Stables Restaurant. Stephen Anderton will outline the great gardeners and how they have taken an idea and developed it in a new manner relevant to their times, creating some of the world’s most exciting gardens.  Eight pages are…

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Tractor Ted Big Machines Weekend – 27th to 29th May

May 27 @ 11:00 am - May 29 @ 5:00 pm
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Bowood House & Gardens, Calne, Wiltshire SN11 0LZ United Kingdom + Google Map

Join Tractor Ted for his fabulous and much loved ‘Big Machines Weekend’ at Bowood. This really is the perfect day out for all the family! The combine harvester is back! Climb on board for a ‘once in a lifetime’ opportunity to actually sit in the driver’s seat! Total heaven for young children (and often for Dads too)! Farmtastic Arena Displays (details to follow) Big Machine Static Display Tractor and Trailer Rides* Tractor Ted Bouncy Castle Discounted Tractor Ted Shop with…

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June 2017
Normal House & Gardens Admissions Apply

Ahoy there…Pirates and Princesses at Bowood House & Gardens!

June 2 @ 11:00 am - June 4 @ 5:00 pm
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Bowood House & Gardens, Calne, Wiltshire SN11 0LZ United Kingdom + Google Map

Ahoy there…Pirates and Princesses at Bowood House & Gardens! Friday 2nd, Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th June 2017 11am – 5pm Well, me hearties, you’re in luck, Bowood is hosting Pirates and Princesses this summer! All o’ you are welcome! Dress up as a pirate or your favorite princess and join in all the fun and games. Shiver me timbers we have something for everyone! Treasure trails, fencing, archery, even a cannon ball alley! For those feeling strong we even…

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£34.00

Private Walled Gardens Individuals Tour – Wednesday 7th June 2017

June 7 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 11:00am, repeating indefinitely

Bowood House & Gardens, Calne, Wiltshire SN11 0LZ United Kingdom + Google Map

Book your place on our tour of Lord and Lady Lansdowne’s Private Walled Garden, to gain an intimate insight into the history and beauty of the award winning gardens at Bowood. You will be able to enjoy the beautiful formal borders, the picking garden, glass houses and the kitchen garden that provides fresh fruit and vegetables for Bowood Hotel and House Restaurant.   Day Itinerary 11am – Meet at the Admission Kiosk (at the Treehouse Cafe) 11am – Tea & Coffee…

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Entrance included in admission to Bowood House & Gardens

Organ Recital in the Bowood House Chapel – 17th June 2017

June 17 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm
Bowood House & Gardens, Calne, Wiltshire SN11 0LZ United Kingdom + Google Map

With organist Steven Hollas of Bradford on Avon at 2:30pm

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£55.00

‘Capability’ Brown with Laura Mayer Friday 23rd June 2017

June 23 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Bowood House & Gardens, Calne, Wiltshire SN11 0LZ United Kingdom + Google Map

  Brown said himself that his landscapes stood for ‘all the elegance and all the comforts that mankind wants in the Country’, a maxim embodied to this day at the Bowood Estate. Laura holds a PhD on eighteenth-century landscape and lectures widely on Capability Brown. She is the author of Capability Brown and the English Landscape Garden, amongst other publications. The presentation (60 minutes) will focus on Brown’s revolutionary vision for Georgian England, his aesthetics and practical skills, with Bowood as…

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