2019 Tour Dates

  • Wednesday 24th April
  • Wednesday 8th May
  • Friday 24th May
  • Friday 7th June
  • Wednesday 12th June
  • Friday 28th June
  • Wednesday 10th July*
  • Wednesday 17th July*
  • Friday 26th July*
  • Wednesday 7th August*
  • Wednesday 14th August*
  • Friday 23rd August*
  • Wednesday 11th September
  • Friday 20th September
  • Wednesday 9th October

£35.00 per person, includes tea and coffee on arrival, a guided tour and a two course lunch served in the Stables Restaurant. Arrival 11:00am. For more information to pre-book your place on the tour, please email houseandgardens@bowood.org or telephone 01249 810 961.

*£28.50 per person, includes a guided tour, followed by Cream Tea served in the Stables Restaurant. Arrival 14:00. For more information to pre-book your place on the tour, please email houseandgardens@bowood.org or telephone 01249 810 961. Afternoon tour available only on selected dates as above marked with a (*).

If the tour date you would like to book onto is fully booked and you would like to be put on a reservations list, please email the address given above.

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Lord & Lady Lansdowne's Private Walled Garden

An award-winning garden made up of four distinctly different one-acre squares.

Welcomed by a profusion of colour and fragrance, from tulips, roses, lavender, peonies, hydrangeas, honeysuckle and many other plants. The garden includes a 250 metre formal borders, a picking garden, working greenhouses and a kitchen garden full of fruits and vegetables.

In spring, one of the most striking sights of all is the arched arbors covered with trailing wisteria flowers over the pathways. Visitors can learn which flowers thrive in the beating sun and the cool shady spots as you pass each border from north to south. You will be amazed by the inspiring use of wall space and vertical gardening. The long border still holds an Osmanthus Birkwood, planted by Sir Harold Hillier over forty years ago. It must now be a Champion, it is over eighteen feet high.

Closed to the public but available for group bookings and for visitors to book onto our Individual Private Walled Garden Guided Tours.

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Group Tours

A tour can be organised on a weekday of your choice with discounted rates.

Groups of 15 or more can enjoy an exclusive tour of Lord and Lady Lansdowne’s award winning Private Walled Garden. A truly special experience as our guides tailor each tour to suit the season and the flowers in bloom, from the trailing wisteria to a wall of climbing roses.

  • Includes admissions to the House & Gardens
  • Tea/coffee on arrival
  • 90-minute tour
  • £15.25 per person
  • £20.50 per person to include a Cream Tea
  • £27.50 per person including a 2-course lunch