Woodland Garden Guided Tour

Brand new for 2023, join an exclusive guided tour of Bowood’s spectacular Woodland Gardens.

As you are led along the rides by your expert tour guide, each step opens a new vista of breathtaking beauty, from the minute detail of the individual flower to the grand sweep of colours formed by hundreds of shrubs.

In April, you will be surrounded by carpets of bluebells and swathes of magnolias. May and June bring a breathtaking display of rhododendrons and azaleas, with over 30 hardy hybrids, some previously thought to be extinct.

The various walks extend to over two miles in length, and most are named after members of the family.

You will also visit the impressive Mausoleum, one of Robert Adam’s finest classical buildings, which was commissioned in 1761 as a memorial to the 1st Earl of Shelburne.

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Tour length: 1 hour 30 minutes

Arrival time: 10:30am

Price: £24.00 per person

Includes: Entrance to Woodland Gardens and a Guided Tour, after the tour, you can enjoy a Tea or Coffee and cake from The Noshbox. You are then welcome to wander the Woodland Gardens at your leisure until 17:00hrs.

Dates available for a Woodland Garden Guided Tour:

  • Wednesday 26th April
  • Wednesday 3rd May
  • Wednesday 10th May
  • Wednesday 17th May
  • Wednesday 24th May

Tours must be pre booked in advance.

Maximum 15 people on a tour.

Please arrive at the Woodland Gardens Admissions hut at 10:30am where you will be met by your tour guide.

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Please note: The tour requires around 90 minutes of walking, with limited seating. The paths around the Woodland Gardens can be uneven, and steep in places, therefore those with mobility issues may find the terrain difficult.

Directions: Bowood Woodland Gardens are a separate attraction to Bowood House & Gardens and have a separate entrance off the A342, Devizes Road, between Derry Hill and Sandy Lane villages. If using Sat Nav please use the postcode SN11 9PG.

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