House & Gardens:Bowood House & Gardens, Adventure Playground and the Outdoor Den are open for the 2021 Season. Day Tickets must be purchased in advance.

Woodland Gardens - Weekly Update from Lord Lansdowne

A separate attraction on the Bowood Estate, only open for 6 weeks during the flowering season. Covering over 30 acres, this garden is an oasis of bluebells, azaleas, magnolias, and rhododendrons. Considered to be one of the most exciting gardens of its type in the country with over 30 hardy hybrids, which were thought to be extinct.

Each week during the flowering season, Lord Lansdowne will share his thoughts and updates on these beautiful gardens.

Please note: The Woodland Gardens are now closed and will reopen again mid April to early June 2022.

17th JUNE - WEEK 8

Sadly, another season has come and gone, so this will be my last blog for 2021 and a brief one at that.  By now you will know your way round this wonderful oasis, so I am not proposing a particular route. With the exceptionally warm weather this last week, even the late rhododendrons have past their prime and are wilting.  However, before we close do take a good look at the Cornus, in the main garden above the pond, and the  ‘Norman Hadden’ in the Jubilee Garden.  They are stunning.

On reflection it has been another wonderful year, as good as I can remember.

Finally, I would like to thank Sam and Ellie for providing the Nosh Box, and of course our Bowood team for everything they have done over the course of the year to ensure you have enjoyed your visit.

Charlie Lansdowne.