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Bowood House & Gardens

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Calne, Wiltshire SN11 0LZ United Kingdom
01249 812102www.bowood.org

Upcoming Events

April 2017
£34.00 per person

Private Walled Gardens Individuals Tour – Wednesday 5th April 2017

April 5 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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 Administration office (at the Treehouse Cafe) 11am – Tea &…

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Entrance included in admission to Bowood House & Gardens

Organ Recital in the Bowood House Chapel – 8th April 2017

April 8 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

With organist Christopher Kent of Tytherton Lucas at 2:30pm

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Normal House & Gardens Admissions Apply

Easter Bunny Trail at Bowood

April 14 @ 11:00 am - April 17 @ 5:00 pm

Easter Bunny Trail – Friday 14th to Monday 17th April, 11am to 5pm. Visit Bowood House and Gardens this Easter to take part in an Easter Bunny Trail through the beautiful grounds. Arrive anytime between 11am and 5pm and follow the Easter Bunnies route, discovering all that he has dropped along the way! Children’s Easter activities will be taking place throughout the day, keep an eye out for a bunny’s fluffy tail! Enjoy Bowood’s famous Adventure Playground and meet the…

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34.00 per person

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

April 28 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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 per person

Private Walled Gardens Individuals Tour – Wednesday 3rd May 2017

May 3 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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 Administration office (at the Treehouse Cafe) 11am – Tea &…

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Entrance included in admission to Bowood House & Gardens

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

May 13 @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm

With organist Relf Clark of Didcot at 3:30pm

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£55.00 per person

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

May 18 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

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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Normal House & Garden Admissions Apply

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

May 27 @ 11:00 am - May 29 @ 5:00 pm

More information coming soon…

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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

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 per person

Private Walled Gardens Individuals Tour – Wednesday 7th June 2017

June 7 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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 Administration office (at the Treehouse Cafe) 11am – Tea &…

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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

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

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£55.00 per person

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

June 23 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

  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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July 2017

LPS Events Triathlon

July 1 @ 10:00 am - July 2 @ 5:00 pm

Swim, cycle and run through the beautiful grounds of Bowood! Event Format LPS Events are offering a choice of Sprint and Super Sprint Triathlon events on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd July. Swim through the fresh water lake, set in Bowood Estate, followed by a beautiful cycling route through the ‘wilder’ parts of the grounds looping around Bowood Golf Course, Osprey Farm, and Lord Lansdowne’s private driveway, which is inhabited with game fowl. Once completing the cycle stage, you will…

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34.00 per person

Private Walled Gardens Individuals Tour – Wednesday 5th July 2017

July 5 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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 Administration office (at the Treehouse Cafe) 11am – Tea &…

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Entrance included in admission to Bowood House & Gardens

Organ Recital in the Bowood House Chapel – 8th July 2017

July 8 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

With organist Gabrielle Lewis of Gunnislake at 2:30pm.

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£34.00 per person

‘Capability’ Brown Themed Guided Garden Tour – Friday 21st July 2017

July 21 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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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August 2017
34.00 per person

Private Walled Gardens Individuals Tour – Wednesday 2nd August 2017

August 2 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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 Administration office (at the Treehouse Cafe) 11am – Tea &…

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35.00 per person in advance

Classic Ibiza Concert – Saturday 5th August

August 5 @ 6:00 pm - 10:30 pm

On Saturday 5 August 2017, Bowood House will play host to Classic Ibiza, with favourite anthems from the White Island performed by a live world-class orchestra and internationally renowned artists. The Urban Soul Orchestra conducted by Stephen Hussey perform classic Ibiza anthems under the stars, with DJ Goldierocks and vocalists Max Barnes-Davy, Jina Burrows and Roo Savill. This will be the biggest dance party of the Summer full of iconic Ibiza anthems. A chill-out set in the first half will…

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£35.00 per person advance tickets

Great British Prom – Sunday 6th August

August 6 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

On Sunday 6 August 2017, join us for The Great British Prom to pay tribute to British music from across the four nations, closing with a spectacular firework display! The National Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Anthony Inglis, make their debut at Bowood House to celebrate British music. They will be joined by Classical Brit Award winning Welsh Male Vocal Group, Only Men Aloud, Soprano Philippa Healey and a traditional piped band. Join us for a tour through the home nations,…

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Entrance included in admission to Bowood House & Gardens

Organ Recital in the Bowood House Chapel – 12th August 2017

August 12 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

With organist Christopher Kent of Tytherton Lucas at 2:30pm.

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Normal House & Garden Admissions Apply

Tractor Ted Diggers & Dumpers – 19th & 20th August 2017

August 19 @ 11:00 am - August 20 @ 5:00 pm

More information coming soon…

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£34.00 per person

‘Capability’ Brown Themed Guided Garden Tour – Friday 25th August 2017

August 25 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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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September 2017
34.00 per person

Private Walled Gardens Individuals Tour – Wednesday 6th September 2017

September 6 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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 Administration office (at the Treehouse Cafe) 11am – Tea &…

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Entrance included in admission to Bowood House & Gardens

Organ Recital in the Bowood House Chapel – 9th September 2017

September 9 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

With organist Mark Brafield at 2:30pm

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£34.00 per person

‘Capability’ Brown Themed Guided Garden Tour – Friday 15th September 2017

September 15 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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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£14.00 per person

Living Heritage Game and Country Fair – 23rd & 24th September 2017

September 23 @ 10:00 am - September 24 @ 6:00 pm

The Wiltshire Game and Country Fair graces the magnificent grounds of Bowood, an ideal day out for all the family!   THREE dedicated arenas with a whole variety of exciting and informative displays, from Jonathan Marshall’s ‘Free Spirits’ show – an astounding display of horsemanship and falconry to exhilarating horseboarding. A mini festival within the main show. The food halls will feature a line up of local and regional specialty food and drink producers, with particular focus on British food…

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October 2017

LPS Events Duathlon – Sunday 1st October 2017

October 1 @ 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

A picturesque route around the estate, taking in stunning scenery of Bowood Lake, The Cascade Waterfall and The Doric Temple. Transition will be located on the finely manicured lawns and under the shadows of Bowood House. For more information and to book your place please click here. Spectators require an admission ticket to Bowood House and Gardens. If you are competing, you will gain free entry into the grounds with your race number which enables access to all our fantastic facilities, including the Treehouse Café, adventure…

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34.00 per person

Private Walled Gardens Individuals Tour – Wednesday 4th October 2017

October 4 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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 Administration office (at the Treehouse Cafe) 11am – Tea &…

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£34.00 per person

‘Capability’ Brown Themed Guided Garden Tour – Friday 13th October 2017

October 13 @ 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

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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Entrance included in admission to Bowood House & Gardens

Organ Recital in the Bowood House Chapel – 14th October 2017

October 14 @ 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm

With Christopher Kent of Tytherton Lucas at 2:30pm

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Normal House & Gardens Admissions Apply

October 2017 Half Term Scarecrow Trail

October 23 @ 11:00 am - October 29 @ 3:00 pm

Explore Bowood House & Gardens and discover scarecrows at work! A lovely day out for all the family during October Half Term, following a trail through the beautiful autumnal grounds. Normal House & Gardens admission applies, complimentary to Season Ticket Holders. 11am to 3pm Monday 23rd October to Sunday 29th October To purchase a day ticket online please click here

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