View our monthly calendar below.

SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS AND DISABILITIES HOUR: On the first Saturday of every month throughout the season, we will be opening the Adventure Playground, The Den and Treehouse Café an hour earlier to visitors with additional needs or hidden disabilities. This session is inclusive to immediate family members or carers of those with a registered disability ticket. Opening from 9:30am. For more information, please contact our Management team at houseandgardens@bowood.org

May

Stained Glass Taster Day - Wednesday 22nd May

Learn the basic techniques of cutting, shaping, and soldering to create your own beautiful stained glass masterpiece, to take away with you.

Private Walled Garden Tours - May Dates

All tours are tailored to suit the season and the flowers in bloom; from wonderful wisteria to the vibrant wall of roses.

Head Gardener Tour - Thursday 23rd May

Aimed at keen gardeners looking to expand their knowledge and understand how David and the small gardening team take care of the gardens here at Bowood.

Woodland Garden Guided Tours - May Dates

Join an exclusive guided tour of Bowood’s spectacular Woodland Gardens.

May Half Term - Saturday 25th May - Sunday 2nd June

Join us for a fun garden party within the grounds, with puppet shows, face painting, activities, a pizza stall and arts & crafts...

June

Masters of Motoring - Sunday 2nd June

We are delighted to welcome back Masters of Motoring, celebrating the past, present and future of motoring.

Planning Garden Borders – Thursday 6th June

Does the planting in your garden let it down? Learn how the professionals plan a border so it looks good all year round.

A Walk to Remember - Saturday 8th June

Alzheimer’s Support’s annual seven-mile memory walk starting and finishing at Bowood. Join in and support people with dementia with every step!

The Crafty Gardeners, Eco Vase - Wednesday 19th June

Do you love flowers but wish you could make a better display with them? Come along to the Crafty Gardeners workshop.

Private Walled Garden Tours - June Dates

All tours are tailored to suit the season and the flowers in bloom; from wonderful wisteria to the vibrant wall of roses.

Head Gardener Tour - Thursday 20th June

Aimed at keen gardeners looking to expand their knowledge and understand how David and the small gardening team take care of the gardens here at Bowood.

Painting with Laura Richards on Wednesday 26th June

Get inspired, pick up your sketch pencil and paintbrush with Laura Richards, a local artist and create your own piece of artwork to take home.

July

Head Gardener Tour - Thursday 18th July

Aimed at keen gardeners looking to expand their knowledge and understand how David and the small gardening team take care of the gardens here at Bowood.

Classic Ibiza - Friday 19th July

An open-air celebration of White Isle-inspired house music, reinvented by the Urban Soul Orchestra, live vocalists and headline DJs.

Classic Ibiza - Saturday 20th July

An open-air celebration of White Isle-inspired house music, reinvented by the Urban Soul Orchestra, live vocalists and headline DJs.

Private Walled Garden Tours - Friday 12th & Monday 22nd July

All tours are tailored to suit the season and the flowers in bloom; from wonderful wisteria to the vibrant wall of roses.

Adventure Cinema: TOP GUN (ORIGINAL) (12) - Friday 26th July

A blockbuster open-air showing of the original and absolute 80s classic, Top Gun!

Adventure Cinema: MAMMA MIA! (PG) - Saturday 27th July

Immerse yourself in the world of the hit musical, Mamma Mia and sing your heart out!

Summer Outdoor Activity by Mud & Guts Tuesday 30th July

Mud & Guts has a clear aim to reconnect modern children with the joy of being outside. Morning & Afternoon sessions available.

August

Chapterhouse Theatre Company presents 'Pride and Prejudice' by Jane Austen on Friday 9th August

Pack a picnic, grab a chair and dress for the weather (Jane Austen costumes welcome).

Wiltshire Game & Country Fair on Saturday 10th August

Two main arenas, supported by smaller country sports arenas and workshops, a fun family day out for all.

Wiltshire Game & Country Fair on Sunday 11th August

Two main arenas, supported by smaller country sports arenas and workshops, a fun family day out for all.

Summer Outdoor Activity by Mud & Guts Tuesday 13th August

Mud & Guts has a clear aim to reconnect modern children with the joy of being outside. Morning & Afternoon sessions available.

The Duke's Theatre Company presents 'As You Like It' by Shakespeare on Friday 16th August

Enjoy music, mayhem and madness thrill as we are shown that “All the world’s a stage”. Pack a picnic, grab a chair and dress for the weather.

This is My Theatre presents ‘Five Children & It’ by E. Nesbit on Saturday 24th August

Enjoy live music and puppetry throughout - children and adults alike will love this ever-popular story reimagined for the stage.

Summer Outdoor Activity by Mud & Guts Tuesday 27th August

Mud & Guts has a clear aim to reconnect modern children with the joy of being outside. Morning & Afternoon sessions available.

Private Walled Garden Tours - August Dates

All tours are tailored to suit the season and the flowers in bloom; from wonderful wisteria to the vibrant wall of roses.

September

Paul Martin: My Life in TV & Antiques - Wednesday 4th September

Come and join Paul Martin for this engaging morning of 'all things antique' within the Gardeners' Bothy

Silver Clay Taster Workshop - Thursday 12th September

This workshop does not require any previous skills. It gives everyone the chance to make a unique piece of Silver jewellery from Silver Clay.

Private Walled Garden Tours - Tuesday 17th September

All tours are tailored to suit the season and the flowers in bloom; from wonderful wisteria to the vibrant wall of roses.

Stained Glass Taster Day - Wednesday 18th September

Learn the basic techniques of cutting, shaping, and soldering to create your own beautiful stained glass masterpiece, to take away with you.

Handstitched Lampshade Workshop - Wednesday 25th & Thursday 26th September

Over two days you will create a gorgeous lampshade for your home. You will learn all of the steps to cut, fit and hand sew a tailored shade.

October

Candle Making Workshop - Wednesday 9th October

As the evenings start to grow darker in Autumn, this candle making workshop will allow you to illuminate your home and intoxicate your senses.

Autumn Wreath Making Workshop - Thursday 10th October

Celebrate the Autumn season by creating a beautiful wreath to adorn your house.

Silver Clay Taster Workshop - Thursday 17th October

This workshop does not require any previous skills. It gives everyone the chance to make a unique piece of Silver jewellery from Silver Clay.

Chunky Needle Workshop - Saturday 19th October

Knit your very own chunky knit blanket using your arms as needles! Absolute beginners welcome. 13:00 - 15:00

Clive Nichols Photography Course - Wednesday 23rd October

Join Clive on this one day course to learn how to capture the best images during this colourful season. 

Autumn Wreath Making Workshop - Thursday 24th October

Celebrate the Autumn season by creating a beautiful wreath to adorn your house.

Creepy Critters Workshop by ZooLab: 29th October - 2nd November

Get up close and hands-on with real live animals at a 'Creepy Critters' workshop, hosted by ZooLab UK.