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Bowood House, Derry Hill, Calne,
Wiltshire, SN11 0LZ

01249 812012

01249 821757

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Opening Days and Hours
Dates/days/times open:

Please check with garden owners or their website to confirm current dates open

House & Gardens 1st Apr - 30th Oct; 7 Days a week; 11am - 6pm, Last admission 5pm or an hour earlier after autumn clock change.
Rhododendron Walks - Late April - Early June; 7 Days a week; 11am - 6pm (call or check own website for exact dates)

Parties/Coaches: Yes
Group Appointment: No
House Open for Viewing: Yes

11am - 5.30pm

National Garden Scheme days: Yes

1 day for Rhododendrons only

Best Times of Year to Visit:
To see:
Admission Prices

Adult £9.50 Child £5.00 (2-4), £7.50 (5-12); Over 60s £8.00; Family (2A + 2C) £28.50
Group Rates: Adult £8.50; Child £4.00 (2-4), £6.50 (5-12); Over 60s £7.00;
Rhododendrons: Adults £6.00; Over 60s £ 5.50; Under 16's Free
Season tickets: Adult £41; Child (2-4) £23; Child (5-12) £35; Over 60s £36,
Family Season Ticket (2 adults and 2 children) £125.00
Admission charges allow entry into the House, Gardens and Adventure Playground.
Disabled visitors half price. All children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

Onsite Facilities
Parking: Yes
Shop: Yes
Teas: Yes
Dogs Allowed: No
Lavatories: Yes
Plants for Sale: No
Refreshment: Yes
On Lead only: No
Disabled Access: Yes
Lunches: Yes
Picnics: Yes
Special Events: Yes
Other Facilities & Comments:

Adventure Playground and Soft Play Palace for under 12's. Dogs allowed in the Rhododendron Garden only
Bowood Dog Show & Summer Fair - 12th June
Wiltshire Game & Country Fair - 6th and 7th August

Garden Features & Events

Capability' Brown designed parkland, cascade waterfall, lake, Pinetum, Arboretum, Italianate terraced garden. Rhododendron walks - 60 Acre woodland garden with extensive range of rhododendrons, azaleas and bluebells. (separate area to house and garden

English Heritage/Visit Scotland Garden Grade:
National Collection:
Nearby Cambridgeshire Hotels, Facilities & Amenities

Hotels & Accommodation:

The Strand - Calne


In Bowood House and gardens

Inns & Pubs:

The Lansdowne Arms - Derry Hill village George & Dragon, Rowde Red Lion, Laycock

Villages / Towns / Sightseeing:
Description of Garden

This hundred acre garden and park surrounding the house has features designed by many of the most famous English landscape gardeners and architect/designers. For example 'Capability' Brown created the lovely lake and parkland, Humphry Repton the landscape, Charles Hamilton built the famous cascade and Robert Adam the orangery and mausoleum. Lately Mary Keen has advised on the planting of the Italianate formal gardens using box hedging and gravel to replace grass paths.
The important pinetum, arboretum, Doric temple and rhododendron walks are not to be missed. The garden is particularly beautiful in spring with massed bulbs and bluebell woods.

History Of Garden

See above

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