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 everyday from 1st April – 1st November.
Opening hours: 10:00 – 17:00 with last admissions at 16:00 daily.
Bowood House & Gift Shop opens from 10:00 – 16:30 last entry at 16:00
Adventure Playground and The Den opens from 10:00 closes at 16:45
*Please be advised that our staff will begin locking the equipment from 16:30.
Treehouse Café opens from 9:30 – 17:00
The Stables Pantry is now open daily, located in Bowood House, serving a seasonal hot and cold buffet, cream teas, and refreshments. 10:00 – 16:30 – Refreshments. 12:00 – 14:15 – Lunch.
2023 Day Ticket Prices:
Available to purchase online HERE
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 14th 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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