Bowood's Scarecrow Trail

28.10.2016 | category: General
The Capability Brown Scarecrow at Bowood
The Capability Brown Scarecrow at Bowood

Families can explore Bowood House & Gardens near Chippenham, Wiltshire this Half Term to take part in a rather specail Scarecrow Trail!

The scarecrows are well positioned within the grounds all with their own personality, from scarecrows dressed as gardeners to pirates, the atmospheres is alive with excitement as the children run from one scarecrow to another! Each scarecrow is holding a letter, find them all, muddle the letters up and discover the mystery word!  The Trail begins at Tractor Ted's Little Farm, through the Adventure Playground and the beautiful Autumnal grounds.

Capability Brown has even made an appearance, looking out across the beautiful landscape admiring his design!  If visitors would like to learn more about ‘Capability’ Brown at Bowood, a special exhibition is displayed in The Orangery of the House until Monday 31st October.  The exhibition tells the fascinating story of the development of Bowood’s beautiful parkland. Visitors can view original maps of Bowood’s landscape before and after, have an insight into the first meeting between the 1st Earl of Shelburne and ‘The Famous Mr Brown’!  Capability Brown created the Bowood landscape and the stunning lake over 5 years between 1763 and 1768. Visitors can explore the grounds at their leisure, including the arboretum, cascade, doric temple, Hermit's Cave and the lake itself.

Make the most of your visit to Bowood House & Gardens this Half Term and dress up for Halloween.  Bowood House & Gardens would love to see your photos with the Scarecrows, share them on Instagram using #bowoodwiltshire for the chance to win a 2017 Family Season Ticket and with #CapabilityColours to enter the Capability Brown Festival Autumn photography competition

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