2018 Tour Dates


  • Wednesday 6th June (fully booked)
  • Friday 15th June (fully booked)
  • Wednesday 4th July (last few places remaining)
  • Friday 20th July
  • Wednesday 8th August
  • Friday 24th August
  • Wednesday 5th September
  • Friday 14th September

£34.00 per person, includes tea and coffee on arrival (11:00 am), a guided tour and a 2 course lunch served in the Stables Restaurant. For more information, to book or to purchase a gift voucher, please email houseandgardens@bowood.org or telephone 01249 810961.


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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
  • 60-minute tour
  • £15.00 per person or £27.00 per person including a 2-course lunch

Next Private Walled Garden Tour - Friday 18th May