Stowe - National Trust
Stowe - National Trust
Stowe Landscape Gardens
Stowe is a 100ha (250 acre) work of art, both beautiful and full of meaning. With its ornamental lakes, glorious open spaces and wooded valleys, adorned with over 40 temples and monuments, it is one of the supreme creations of the Georgian era.
The lengthy programme of restoration began in 1989 and is now two-thirds underway. Today you can enjoy the unrivalled beauty of Stowe as its former splendour emerges.
Stowe House, magnificent home to Stowe School, is opened to the public by the Stowe House Preservation Trust.
Garden, parklands or rural site, Heritage site, Environmental or ecological centre
Gardens: for information see www.nationaltrust.org.uk
Parkland open all year dawn to dusk.
Closed: See www.nationaltrust.org.uk for details
See www.nationaltrust.org.uk for details
Stowe House is home to Stowe School (not NT). House and House Tours tel. infoline for details. Charges also apply to NT members.
- National Trust
2 multi-seater PMVs for disabled people, booking essential, accessible route map, level entrance to shop, ramped entrance with handrail to refreshments.
Free guided tours of gardens most days, tel. for details.
- 14 August 2014 10:30am-4:30pm
Two highly skilled and friendly instructors will guide you through an unforgettable experience. You'll learn how to enter a tree's canopy using ropes, knots and karabiners, whilst being securely attached in a harness at all times. Once at the top of the tree you'll see Stowe and the Elysian Fields on a scale unimaginable that can't be found on the ground. If you're feeling brave take the zip wire back down!
£15.50 per person.
Minibeasts - Summer of Fun
- 29 July 2014 10:30am-12:30pm
Join us to discover minibeasts amongst the monuments and meadows on our walk with sweep nets, pots and magnifying glasses. Identify your new friends before releasing them back to their homes, make a craft mask to take home and mimic your minibeasts. It's another of the 50 things to do before you're 11 3/4 to tick of your list.
Booking Essential 0844 249 1895.
Fairies, Elves & Boggarts - Summer of Fun
- 5 August 2014 10:30am-12:30pm
Make a fairy, elf or boggart puppet, then go on an adventure to make a magical shelter for your fairy folk in the gardens to hear stories of the magical places at Stowe. Take them home for even more fun and imagination.
Wear comfortable clothing for your outdoor adventure. Don't forget your sunhats and cream for those sunny days!
- Any age
Normal admission charges apply. Adult: £8.50, child: £4.25.
It's a Hoot - Summer of Fun
- 19 August 2014 11am-4pm
Have a hoot with the owls from the "owls to behold sanctuary". Get up close and personal with these beautiful birds in the gardens, you may even get to hold one. Drop in to find out more about the owl boxes project and conservation work of the National Trust at Stowe.
- Any age
Little Gardens - Summer of Fun
- 26 August 2014 10:30am-12:30pm
Stowe has been home to such folk for a long time and now it's your chance to create them a garden. Make your own miniature creation. Take it home and watch it grow.
Booking Essential 0844 2461895.