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BOWOOD HOUSE & GARDENS
Is literally a stone's throw from my garden. I often go for a wallk there to relax and contemplate. It is stunning in any season and is one of the Georgian masterpieces of landscape design by the great Lancelot 'Capability' Brown.
A stunning Georgian stately home set in hundreds of acres of ‘Capability’ Brown landscape and gardens in Wiltshire. Bowood has been home to the Lansdowne family for over 260 years and carries with it a rich and fascinating history. The ‘pleasure grounds’ surrounding the House provide a wonderful experience for a range of visitors including families, specialist horticultural and garden enthusiasts, historians, schools, special interest groups or relaxing holidaymakers. Bowood offers the following attractions
One of the best in the South of England – high adrenalin rope walks, amazing slides, pirate galleon, flying foxes and the famous ‘Space Dive’ combine to create hours of amazing fun in the adventure playground. For younger children, asoft play area is available.
Award Winning Gardens in Wiltshire
Awarded the HHA/Christies Gardens of the Year in 2014, the formal terraces and gardens at the front of the House provide abundant colour throughout the season and provide a beautiful place to enjoy the view of the landscape beyond. The 4 acrePrivate Walled Garden at the rear of the House can be enjoyed by pre-booking a guided tour. Our Woodland Gardens open annually between April and June showcasing amazing vistas of colour from Rhododendrons and Azaleas.
Historic Stately Home
A beautiful House with a rich history to explore including the family library and chapel, the room where Joseph Priestley discovered Oxygen in 1774, the sculpture gallery, orangery and a range of exhibition rooms where nearly 300 years of amazing artefacts and antiques from the family history are on display.
Capability Brown created the landscape and stunning lake over 5 years between 1763 and 1768. It is one of the best (and most unspoilt) examples of his famous work. Visitors can explore at their leisure, 100 acres of pleasure grounds, including an arboretum, cascade, doric temple, Hermits Cave and the lake itself.
Tractor Ted’s Little Farm
is situated close to the entrance of Bowood House & Gardens, next to the Treehouse Café. It is a lovely petting zoo for our younger visitors where they can meet friendly farm animals, watch chicks hatching and Tractor Ted’s real action films as well as having fun on the outdoor tractor track and mini diggers.
WILTSHIRE WILDLIFE TRUST:
We are the only organisation concerned with all aspects of the environment in Wiltshire and Swindon. We care passionately about wildlife and conserving our natural heritage.
Wiltshire Wildlife Trust was set up in 1962 to campaign and take action to protect the natural environment. Since then the Trust has grown to become one of the UK’s leading environmental charities, working to create a sustainable future for wildlife and people. We are, moreover, the only organisation in Wiltshire which is concerned with all aspects of the environment.
"This Trust does fantastc work supporting and caring for our wildlife and habitats. They also have lots if projects and activities you and your family can join in. Do support them!
The monthly parish magazine for the villages of Studley and Derry Hill, based on Christ Church Derry Hill. Invaluable community hub with the activities, groups, projects, and news of all the neighbourhood.
Deadline for receipt of articles is the 10th of each month.
WILTSHIRE BIOLOGICAL RECORDS OFFICE
Wiltshire & Swindon Biological Records Centre is the county’s local environmental records centre. We collect, collate, manage, interpret and make available detailed information on the wildlife, sites, habitats and geology of Wiltshire & Swindon. We work with agreement holders, customers and the public to provide a range of data services.
WSBRC is supported in its work by local authorities, government bodies, non-governmental organisations, land managers, volunteer recording groups and others.
"I believe these records are essential to help monitor the condition and survival of our wildlife and look for dangers. You can help by recording your sightings in your garden or out on your walks.