£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 book your place on the tour, please call 01249 810961.
*£28.50 per person – includes a guided tour, followed by Cream Tea served in the Stables Restaurant. Arrival 14:00. For more information to book your place on the tour, please call 01249 810961. Afternoon tour available only on selected dates as above marked with a (*).Book a tour
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.
During October our dahlia’s, rudbeckia’s and hydrangeas are in colour, also the Autumn colours from the shrubs and Trees are beautiful.
Closed to the public but available for group bookings and for visitors to book onto our Individual Private Walled Garden Guided Tours.Book a tour
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.
'Everyone was raving about the wonderful service, friendly staff and, of course, great food in the Restaurant. And they also found the visit to the house extremely interesting, made all the more so by two wonderful guides.'GX Probus Club
'All the Bowood staff were very courteous and really helpful in every way. Most of all, the gardens were looking completely sublime, a perfect moment for all the roses.'Veronica Mackinnon
We all had a wonderful day from start to finish. It was good to have coffee on arrival to help us unwind from our journey. Our Walled Garden guide, Jane, was excellent and informative without being too detailed and patient with the stragglers! The gardens looked wonderful in the sunshine. We all thought the lunch was delicious and the staff very attentive. We also enjoyed wandering around the house afterwards (very informative and amusing guides) and then sitting in the gardens. The vintage cars were an added treat.Mrs Evans