The Original Garden Visitor's Guide

Stowe - National Trust

The scale and beauty of Stowe has attracted visitors for over 300 years. Picture-perfect views, winding paths, lakeside walks and temples are immersed in over 250 acres of garden. Full of hidden meaning, the gardens were created as an earthly paradise, still casting their spell today. Stowe is still defined by the style of the eighteenth century; allowing the seasons to enhance the landscape with carpets of ‘Stowedrops’, spring flowers, wildflowers and bright autumnal displays.

Visit Stowe in 2018 to discover the stories of the women of Stowe. In the spring we will be voting for the females we would grant a place to in our ‘Temple of the British Worthies’, with the results drawn in the autumn. Explore the myths of Venus and Persephone, and see how they relate to the hidden depths and layers of the gardens.

Fact File

Opening Times: Open daily, 10am-4pm 1 Jan-15 Feb; 10am-5pm 16 Feb-4 Nov; 10am-4pm 5 Nov-31 Dec
New Inn visitor centre and parkland open, with gardens closed on 26 May Property closed 24, 25 December.
Admission Rates: Adult £13.20;Child £6.60; Family (2A, 3C) £33.00; Family (1A, 3C) £19.80.
National Trust members and under 5s free.
Group Rates: For groups of 15+ Adult £11.20; Child £5.60. National Trust members and under 5s free.
Facilities: New Inn visitor centre with welcome area, eighteenth-century parlour rooms, large café, shop, toilets and family facilities.
Disabled Access: Two rows of parking; disabled toilet, lift in visitor centre. The gardens are partially accessible
with steep inclines and varied terrains – please call us to discuss your requirements.
Tours/Events: Take an introductory tour with one of our friendly guides. Make it a day out and ask us about taking a tour of the State Rooms at Stowe House and we’ll help co-ordinate a joint visit.
Coach Parking: Spaces for up to six coaches (pre-booking required)
Length of Visit: 3-6 hours
Booking Contact: National Trust Stowe
Gardens Tel: 01280 817156
Email: Stowe@nationaltrust.org.uk
Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/stowe
Location: Situated just north of Buckingham at the tip of the Bucks county. Use postcode MK18 5EQ. 15 minutes from the M40 or M1

Updated: 05/12/2017

Stowe - National Trust