Whether you’re a special interest group, U3A, tour operator or just a group of friends, a visit to Bowood is always a special treat. We have a variety of group packages and guided tours for all interests. We can offer guided tours of Bowood House, the Capability Brown Parkland or the Private Walled Gardens. If time allows, why not enjoy all on the same day.

House & Gardens

Explore at your own leisure.

Bowood House & Gardens are now open daily until 1st November 2021.

Enjoy a beautiful day visiting Lord and Lady Lansdowne’s family home, surrounded by acres of ‘Capability’ Brown landscape and stunning gardens. Bowood House, home to the Lansdowne family since 1754, has a fascinating history. The Big House, as it was known, was demolished in 1955, leaving the most perfectly balanced Georgian structure, full of fascinating family memorabilia, including the room in which Dr. Joseph Priestley discovered oxygen gas on 1st August 1774.

For more information on our 2021 Group Tours – please email houseandgardens@bowood.org or call: 01249 812 102

Or download a PDF version of the 2021 Group Brochure.

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2021 Private Walled Garden Tour

Exclusive tour of Lord and Lady Lansdowne’s Private Walled Gardens.

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.  Featuring four distinctly different one-acre squares.

  • 90-minute tour of the Walled Gardens
  • Includes admissions to the House & Gardens

Email: houseandgardens@bowood.org to find out more and speak to a member of the team. – 01249 812 102

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2021 Capability Brown Parkland Tour

Bowood Park is unique, the evolution of its creation is a story in itself.

Allow our garden guides to transport you back 250 years to explain Brown’s extraordinary achievement. The park is considered to be one of ‘Capability’ Brown’s finest creations. With a mix of wooded plantations and sweeping lawns leading down to a mile long winding lake, the Bowood landscape has an exceptionally interesting history, which will be revealed in this tour.

Come visit us during Autumn you can expect to see the most breathtaking autumnal colours as you explore the grounds that come alive at this time of year. Awash with crisp oranges and deep red hues, it’s worth wrapping up warm and enjoying the beauty of our Arboretum.

  • 90-minute tour with private guide
  • Includes admissions to the House & Gardens following your tour

Email: houseandgardens@bowood.org to find out more and speak to a member of the team – 01249 812 102

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2021 Head Gardener Tours

Enjoy a fascinating tour of Bowood’s spectacular gardens

with David Glass, Bowood’s Head Gardener for over 13 years.

  • 90-minute tour with Head Gardener David Glass
  • Includes admissions to the House & Gardens following your tour

Email: houseandgardens@bowood.org to find out more and speak to a member of the team – 01249 812 102

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Woodland Gardens

An oasis of bluebells, azaleas, magnolias, and rhododendrons.

Woodland Gardens are now closed and will open again April-June 2022. Located 2 miles from Bowood House, between Derry Hill and Sandy Lane. This separate attraction is highly recommended in combination with a visit to the House & Gardens.

 

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Group Facilities and Information

For groups of 15 or more, we can tailor your visit to your requirements and can arrange catering and dedicated parking for the disabled.

To help you promote your visit we can send you leaflets as well as supply you with information and stunning images to use.

Coach drivers receive complimentary access to Bowood House & Gardens and a lunch voucher.

For more information or to book please call 01249 812 102 or email: houseandgardens@bowood.org 

(Please enquire for prices if you wish to arrange a combined group visit to the Woodland Gardens with one of our House & Garden Tours. Please note that this attraction requires walking on some uneven terrain and may not be suitable for those with mobility issues.)

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