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The Bowes Museum Garden & Park

The Bowes Museum Garden & Park
The Bowes Museum Garden & Park

Bowes Museum - - 123335 by rob bishop. CC BY-SA 2.0

About the garden

The gardens were originally designed by John and Joséphine Bowes and the formal parterre garden complements this unique building. Today you can explore acres of parkland, enjoy a picnic or go for a peaceful stroll around the grounds, where there are specimen trees from all over the world. There is also a new childrens' play area for families to enjoy which includes a climbing frame, balancing log and bars, a slide, large bucket swing, stepping stones and a bridge beam.

Opening times

Contact directly for opening times

Useful details

Garden area

22 Acres

Dog walking

Yes - Dogs on leads.

Cafe or restaurant

Food and drink facilities include a cafe/restaurant.


Yes - Children of all ages.

Wheelchair access

Mostly accessible (many paths flat and paved).


Yes - There is a gift shop and plant shop.

County Durham, DL12 8NP

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The Bowes Museum Garden & Park
County Durham
DL12 8NP
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Contact the garden

01833 690 606

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