Private Walled Garden Individual Tours

Dates and pricing for 2021’s Private Walled Garden Tours will be available early January 2021.

*During selected dates in August, Afternoon Tours including Cream Tea are also available.

Morning Tours with Lunch– Meeting at 10:45am and includes a 90-minute guided tour with a tour guide, two-course lunch in the Stables restaurant and access to Bowood House & Gardens.

*Afternoon Tours with Cream Tea– Meeting at 1:45pm and includes a 90-minute guided tour with a tour guide, Cream Tea in the Stables restaurant and access to Bowood House & Gardens.

To register your interest to book one of our tours, please contact the Estate Office on 01249 812 102 or email:



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.

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 throughout the season.

2021 Group Tours

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

Groups of 12 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

Prices will be available early December 2020.