A 70ft long and 8ft deep herbaceous border
Having passed through the yew arches at the eastern end of the lower terrace the visitor is presented with the spectacular view across the lake to the temple in the far distance.
Turning left towards the north, the path runs parallel to the Dowager Terrace. Originally an eight foot grass verge separated the path from the terrace wall. Six years ago Rosie Abel Smith our Garden Consultant with David Glass our Head Gardener and his small team planted an herbaceous border along the whole length. This stunning border divided into bays radiates colour from spring through to the first winter frosts.
Bowood House & Gardens is open from Friday 1st April to 1st November 2022.
Opening times are 11:00 – last admissions at 17:00 closing at 18:00.
Bowood House & Gift Shop closes at 17:00, with last entry at 16:30. The Adventure Playground closes at 17:45. The Treehouse Café is open for both a takeaway and eat-in service. The Stables Restaurant, located in the House, offering Tea and Cakes, is currently closed and will reopen on Saturday 16th July for Tea. (see our Food & Drink page for dates).
The Woodland Gardens are now closed and will re open for 6 weeks during the flowing season, mid April to early June*
*Please check the website for exact closing dates.
Day Ticket Prices as below – please book online here:
Adult (17+) – £15.20
Senior (60+) – £12.80
Young Adult (13-16 years) – £12.80
Junior (7-12 years) – £11.50
Child (2-6 years) – £9.40
Infants under 2 are free, and do not require a ticket.
Family option 1 (2 adults + 1 child 12 yrs and under) – £37.00
Family option 2 (2 adults + 2 children 12yrs and under or 1 adult + 3 children 12yrs and under) – £45.00
Family option 3 (2 adults + 3 children 12 yrs and under) – £53.50
Disability and their registered Carer day tickets are discounted at 50% off our standard day ticket prices and can be purchased online. Please show the relevant paperwork at admissions. Please show either a 1. Disability Living Allowance or Attendance Allowance letter. 2. Personal Independence Payment Letter. 3. Letter from GP or consultant confirming the need for a full time carer. This does not need to be a letter of diagnosis. (All need to be dated within the last 12 months.)
2022 Season Tickets are no longer available to purchase for the 2022 Season.
Only assistance dogs are permitted inside the grounds of Bowood House & Gardens.
Can I travel to Bowood using public transport?
Bus – Routes 33 and X33 (Chippenham to Devizes) go through Derry Hill Village.
Route 55 stops on the A4 close to the turning into Derry Hill Village.
It is approximately 1½ miles from the entrance gate to Admissions for the House & Gardens.
Train – The nearest mainline station is Chippenham. Taxis are available or you can take the 55 bus to Studley crossroads.
Which entrance do I use?
The entrance to the House and Gardens is at the other end of Derry Hill village, just off the A4. You will enter via a White Gate. If using Satellite Navigation, please use postcode SN11 9NF.
All are signposted from the A4 and A342.
Please note: There is no access from the Golden Gates entrance to Bowood Hotel, Spa, and Golf Resort opposite the Lansdowne Arms public house in Derry Hill.
The Woodland Gardens (open from 15th April to early June) are located off the A342 between Derry Hill and Sandy Lane. For Satellite Navigation please use the postcode SN11 9PG.
Is there a car and coach park at Bowood?
Free parking is available opposite the Treehouse Café and the main Admission point as well as the Woodland Gardens.
Can coaches drop passengers at Bowood House?
It is possible for coaches to drop off and collect passengers from the House by prior arrangement. Please call 01249 812 102 for all group booking enquiries.
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