Following the most recent government instructions regarding social distancing, the Bowood Estate in Wiltshire has made the difficult but necessary decision not to open its Woodland Gardens on 1st April, as intended.
Bowood will continue to actively monitor government advice to ensure that the Estate plays its part in the national response to COVID-19. The Woodland Gardens will remain closed, initially for the period 1st – 30th April, as will Bowood House & Gardens. This position will be regularly reviewed. Bowood will be posting further updates via its social media platforms and dedicated website link: www.bowood.org/coronavirus
In the meantime, Bowood states that public footpaths throughout the Estate remain open – and encourages responsible users, complying with the very clear government advice, to enjoy exercising in the great outdoors while practising social distancing.
‘We very much look forward to re-opening the House, Gardens and Woodland Gardens to visitors, when it becomes responsible to do so,’ comments Marcus Lee, Bowood’s Estate Manager. ‘In the meantime, we thank the public again for their understanding during this unprecedented time.’