Stowe - National Trust

Stowe - National Trust
Stowe Landscape Gardens
Buckingham
Buckinghamshire
MK18 5EH
England

Website

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/stowe

E-mail

stowegarden@nationaltrust.org.uk

Telephone

Infoline

01280 822850

01494 7555568

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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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.

Venue Type:

Garden, parklands or rural site, Heritage site, Environmental or ecological centre

Opening hours

Gardens: for information see www.nationaltrust.org.uk
Parkland open all year dawn to dusk.

Closed: See www.nationaltrust.org.uk for details

Admission charges

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.

Discounts

  • National Trust

Additional info

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.

Collection details

Archaeology, Architecture, Decorative and Applied Art, Design

Events details are listed below. You may need to scroll down or click on headers to see them all. For events that don't have a specific date see the 'Resources' tab above.
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Spring in Your Step

  • 25 April — 22 May 2014 *on now
  • 23 May 2014 12am-6pm
  • 24 — 25 May 2014 10am-6pm

Have you got a spring in your step and want to get outdoors for some fresh air? Pick up our trail which will take you on a route around the gardens to discover the fresh beginnings and beauty of the spring flowers. Info about the flowers found at Stowe in spring has also been highlighted by our Gardener Anna Howgego.

Wear comfortable footwear for a walk in the fresh air.

Pick up your trail at the New Inn visitor centre.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Normal admission charges apply. Adult: £8.50, Child: £4.25.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/stowe/things-to-see-and-do/events/

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Sensing Spring

  • 25 April — 14 May 2014 *on now

Stowe's vast gardens and huge temples often catch our eye, but there is more than meets the eye.

Pick up a bag and pencil from our visitor welcome area and make your way to the garden to discover Stowe with your other senses. You can collect blades of grass, leaves, bird feathers, taste the herbs from our farmhouse garden, listen to the bird song, draw what will remind you of your walk.

Close your eyes and imagine the people visiting the gardens in the 18th century as you walk in their footsteps.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Normal admission charges apply. Adult: £8.50, Child: £4.25.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/stowe/things-to-see-and-do/events/

Flowers

May in Bloom - Plant Identification Trail

  • 3 — 5 May 2014

Put your gardening knowledge to the test this spring with our trail that asks you to identify some of our spring plants and flowers. Answers and a little spring gardening advice provided.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Normal admission charges apply. Adult: £8.50, Child: £4.25.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/stowe/things-to-see-and-do/events/

Playing in the woods

50 Things Den Building

  • 24 May 2014 10am-4pm

Join us in an adventure to use a range of natural materials to build a den. The gardens are closed today, but you can try den building in the parkland near the New Inn visitor centre.

You can see a different glimpse of the garden from within our parkland. If you've been before to our gardens why not try some of the 50 things activities in the parkland which is free of charge. There are so many things to do from the 50 things list in our parkland from a bike ride, to hunting for bugs, discover some fun.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/stowe/things-to-see-and-do/events/

Big eared townsend bat

Bat Discovery Evening

  • 25 May 2014 8-10:15pm

Discover Daubenton bats as they skim over the lakes to catch insects and the pipistrelles flitting between the trees. This will be an evening of discovery to remember. Starting with an exciting talk about bats at New Inn followed by a night-time walk in the garden with bat detectors.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Adult £10.00, Child £5.00.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/stowe/things-to-see-and-do/events/

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Half Term Fun - 50 Things to do Before You're 11 3/4

  • 25 May — 1 June 2014

Pick up one of our Stowe explorer maps where you can do 34 of the possible 50 activities to do and the list, and don't worry if you can't do them all in one day! You can keep coming back to tick them off your list over the May half term.

Wear comfortable clothes and footwear for your journey around the parkland as you discover some of the things to do from your list.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/stowe/things-to-see-and-do/events/

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Greek Myths and Monsters

  • 27 May 2014 10:30am-12:30pm

Go to heaven and hell in one day! Discover the Greek myths and monsters that inspired the design of Stowe and make one to take home.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Normal admission charges apply. Adult: £8.50, Child: £4.25.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/stowe/things-to-see-and-do/events/

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Pot a Pumpkin

  • 29 May 2014 10:30am-12:30pm

Decorate a pot, sow a pumpkin seed and bring back your pumpkin to weigh in October.

Suitable for

  • Any age

Admission

Normal admission charges apply. Adult: £8.50, Child: £4.25.

Website

http://www.nationaltrust.org.uk/stowe/things-to-see-and-do/events/

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