Garden Tours

On selective dates throughout the season you can purchase a place on an exclusive guided tour.

Tailored to the season and the flowers in bloom, each month we hold a guided tour of Lord and Lady Lansdowne’s Private Walled Garden.

There is also a chance to attend a Head Gardener Tour, these are aimed more towards keen gardeners looking to expand their knowledge and gain some insights into how we at Bowood deal with the many challenges our dedicated team of gardener’s face.

Lord and Lady Lansdowne's Private Walled Garden Tours

We offer a number of dates throughout the season to visit Lord and Lady Lansdowne’s award-winning Private Walled Garden. All tours are tailored to suit the season and the flowers in bloom; from wonderful wisteria to the vibrant wall of roses. Individuals can join a Private Walled Garden Tour.

Morning Tours including lunch  – £33.00 per person
Meet at Admission at 10:45am, where you will be met by a tour guide. The tour includes a 90-minute guided tour. After the tour, you are welcome to wander the gardens, grounds, and Bowood House at your leisure and then enjoy a picnic lunch.

2022 available dates:

  • Wednesday 27th April – full
  • Monday 9th May
  • Tuesday 17th May
  • Thursday 9th June
  • Friday 17th June
  • Wednesday 22nd June
  • Thursday 7th July
  • Monday 11th July
  • Friday 29th July
  • Friday 12th August
  • Thursday 18th August
  • Friday 9th September

Afternoon Tours including a Cream Tea – £30.00 per person
Meet at Admission at 13:00, where you will be met by a tour guide. The tour includes a 90-minute guided tour. After or before the tour, you are welcome to wander the gardens, grounds, and Bowood House at your leisure. Then after your tour enjoy a picnic Cream Tea. Please note Bowood House & Gardens opens from 11:00 and closes at 18:00.

2022 available dates:

  • Thursday 9th June
  • Wednesday 22nd June
  • Monday 11th July

2022 Season Ticket Holders receive 10% discount on Private Walled Garden Tours, please contact houseandgardens@bowood.org with the date you would like to book onto and your season ticket number.

For more information about what there is to see within the Private Walled Garden please VIEW HERE.

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Head Gardener Tours

This tour is aimed more towards keen gardeners looking to expand their knowledge and gain some insights into how we at Bowood deal with the many challenges our dedicated team of gardener’s face.

Head Gardener Tours
Our Head Gardener David Glass will meet you at the House & Gardens admissions for 10:45am. Followed by a 90-minute guided tour of the Private Walled Garden, with detailed information on the history of the garden and what it takes to take care of the gardens and grounds at Bowood throughout the year.
Following the tour, you are welcome to wander the gardens, grounds, and Bowood House at your leisure.

£36.00 per person to include a picnic lunch

There are currently 4 dates available throughout the season, each with a different focus to the tour:

  • Thursday 28th April 2022 – full
  • Friday 27th May 2022
  • Thursday 23rd June 2022
  • Thursday 21st July 2022

For more information and what you can expect to see on each tour, please VIEW HERE.

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