2020 Private Walled Garden Individual Tour Dates

Wednesday 29th April
Wednesday 13th May
Friday 22nd May
Friday 5th June*
Wednesday 10th June*
Friday 26th June*
Wednesday 8th July*
Wednesday 15th July*
Friday 24th July*
Wednesday 5th August
Wednesday 12th August*
Friday 21st August*
Wednesday 9th September
Friday 25th September
Wednesday 7th October

*During selected dates from June to August, Afternoon Tours including Cream Tea are also available.

Morning Tours – Including lunch commence at 11:00am including, 90-minute guided tour with a tour guide, two-course lunch in the Stables restaurant, access to Bowood House & Gardens.
Price £36.00 per person

*Afternoon Tours – Including Cream tea commence at 2:00pm including, 90-minute guided tour with a tour guide, Cream Tea in the Stables restaurant, access to Bowood House & Gardens.
Price £29.00 per person

To book onto one of the above tour dates, please contact Rachael Still on 01249 812102 or email: houseandgardens@bowood.org



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.

2020 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
  • £15.75 per person
  • £21.00 per person to include a Cream Tea
  • £28.50 per person including a 2-course lunch