£34.00 per person, includes tea and coffee on arrival, a guided tour and a two course lunch served in the Stables Restaurant. For more information to pre-book your place on the tour, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone 01249 810961.
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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.
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.
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
Is Bowood House & Gardens fully accessible?
Bowood welcomes people with disabilities and offers half price admissions for visitors with disabilities and their carers/assistants. Working Assistance Dogs are also welcome. Please note that wheelchair access to remote areas of the park can be limited as there are some paths with fairly steep gradients. The ground floor of Bowood House is fully accessible to wheelchair users, however the upper floors and exhibition rooms are only accessible by stairs. Wheelchair accessible toilets are available inside the Treehouse Café and inside Bowood House.
Designated parking is available and wheelchairs can be borrowed, subject to availability. Visitors to the House may be allowed to drive to a set off point adjacent to Bowood House upon request. Please note that for safety and security reasons we would request to hold your car keys until departure.
Are bicycles, tricyles, scooters and skateboards allowed in to the Grounds?
No wheeled forms of travel are allowed within the Grounds. Parking is available opposite the Admissions point and bicycles may be left in our car park area but entirely at the owner’s risk. If you choose to cycle to visit us, please be aware that the roadways are very narrow.
Pushchairs are allowed.
Are dogs allowed into Bowood grounds?
Only working Assistance Dogs are permitted at Bowood. During the six week season that the Woodland Gardens are open, dogs are permitted in that area only, provided they are kept on a lead.
Can I take photographs?
Amateur photography and filming is allowed within the Grounds of Bowood. No photography/film is allowed within the House. For professional photoshoot and filming requests please contact email@example.com or 01249 812102.
Can I bring a Drone?
Drone’s are not allowed on the estate.
Is Bowood a National Trust property?
Bowood House & Gardens is not part of the National Trust but is privately owned the Marquis and Marchioness of Lansdowne.
Are baby changing facilities available?
Baby changing facilities are available within the Treehouse Café accessible toilets, The House accessible toilets and within both the ladies and gents located near the Soft Play Area.
Where can I get refreshments?
The Treehouse Café is open daily during the open season from 10.30am to 06.00pm with hot food being served until 04.00pm. There is a full range of freshly prepared hot and cold food, sweets and ice cream.
The Stables Restaurant in the house is also open every day during the open season for lunch and afternoon tea.
Picnics are allowed anywhere within the grounds (except the Terraces by the House) and picnic benches are provided.
We regret that barbeques are not permitted anywhere within the Grounds including the car park.