Herbaceous Border

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.

The Tempest, East Lawn

The Lord Chamberlain’s Men performing The Tempest, Saturday 16th June

The UK’s premier all male theatre company, invite you to join them at Bowood House & Gardens on Saturday 16th June for Shakespeare’s spellbinding masterpiece, The Tempest.

Begin your evening by wandering through the Italian inspired terrace gardens in front of the beautiful Georgian House, with the summer roses providing a profusion of fragrant blossoms. Make your way to the East Lawn, next to the herbaceous border overlooking the mile long lake and Doric Temple.  Quite the backdrop to enjoy a summers picnic and watch an enchanting performance of one of Shakespeare finest plays.