Bowood House wins Garden of the Year Award
Bowood House and Gardens in Wiltshire has won the prestigious HHA/Christie’s Garden of the Year Award 2014 of the Historic Houses Association, sponsored by Christie’s. The award goes to the HHA Member garden which has been voted as a favourite by the Friends throughout the year. The HHA Garden of the Year Award reflects the enormous enjoyment which people experience from visiting gardens each year and the personal involvement of the owners in the development and upkeep of the gardens.
The Bowood Gardens are one of the special glories of Bowood, encompassing almost every period of English garden design from the early Georgian period onwards. Bowood’s magnificent stately home stands within one of ‘Capability’ Brown’s most beautiful parks, with gently sloping lawns stretching down to the lake and distant views to the chalk downlands. Delights within the park include the Cascade, Doric Temple, Terrace Gardens and Rhododendrons Walks.