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Bowood House, Wiltshire

May 13, 2016 : 10:30 am5:00 pm

£21.95
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Left: Bowood House, centre: Bowood House Gardens, right: The Woodland Gardens
Book Online or send a cheque for £21.95 per head to Colin Roberts, 1 Garden Cottage, Adwell, Thame, Oxon. OX9 7DH by 1st May 2016.
Contact Colin Roberts for more details.

PGG Southern area visit to Bowood House and Gardens in Wiltshire

Bowood House itself is set in the middle of Capability’ Brown’s grade 1 park. The upper terrace was designed by Sir Robert Smirk in 1818, the lower terrace by George Kennedy in 1851.The pleasure grounds, which form part of Capability Brown’s grand design of 1760, contain an outstanding collection of trees and shrubs, all of which are labelled and can be identified with the aid of a tree guide. There are, within the collection, nine champions and the original plantings date back to the 1760’s. Awarded the HHA/Christies Gardens of the Year in 2014.

Bowood’s separate Rhododendron Walks which are open late April to mid-June, depending on the flowering season are located almost 2 miles from the house. The third Marquis of Lansdowne began developing this woodland area in 1854. Almost thirty original hardy hybrid rhododendrons, which were thought to be extinct, have recently been discovered within the collection making it one of the earliest rhododendron gardens in the country.

Programme

10.30–11.00 Arrive for coffee in the Brasserie at Bowood Hotel, Spa & Golf Resort
11.15–12.45 Tour of rhododendrons with Lord Lansdowne
1.00–2.15 Buffet lunch in Bowood House Restaurant
2.30–4.00 Tour of Private Walled Garden with David Glass, Head Gardener
4.00 Tea and cake at the Brasserie

Cost

Lord Lansdowne has kindly waived the admission charge for the day. The cost for refreshments for the day will be £21.95 which will include coffee & biscuits on arrival, two course lunch and tea & cake before departure.

Directions

Bowood is clearly signed south east of Chippenham in Wiltshire near the village of Derry Hill.We need to meet at the Bowood Hotel in the Brasserie for coffee. The entrance to this is off the A342 in Derry Hill opposite the Lansdowne Arms through the Golden Gates.

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Do not use the entrance to the House and Gardens which is at the other end of Derry Hill.

Book Online or send a cheque for £21.95 per head to Colin Roberts, 1 Garden Cottage, Adwell, Thame, Oxon. OX9 7DH by 1st May 2016.
Contact Colin Roberts for more details.

Details

Date:
May 13, 2016
Time:
10:30 am – 5:00 pm
Cost:
£21.95
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Organizer

Colin Roberts
Phone:
T: 01844 281485, M: 07837 287064
Email:
organiser-southern8@pgg.org.uk

Venue

Bowood House & Gardens
Derry Hill
Calne, Wiltshire SN11 0LZ United Kingdom
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