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Stowe garden

Buckingham, Buckinghamshire, MK18 5EQ

Stowe garden

Buckingham, Buckinghamshire, MK18 5EQ



Explore the beautiful landscape gardens of Stowe
Stowe Landscape Gardens is an extraordinary, living, breathing work of art. With its ornamental lakes, glorious open spaces, wooded valleys and adorned with over 40 monument temples in all sizes and styles from Gothic to Classical, this magnificent landscape park is one of the supreme creations of the Georgian era. Given to the National Trust in 1989, the gardens, Stowe House (opened to the public by Stowe House Preservation Trust) and the surrounding 750 acres of parkland have been undergoing an ambitious programme of restoration to recapture their former unparalleled magnificence.

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Britain's Finest Gardens - Celebrating Capability Brown by Dinah Hatch

"Lancelot Capability Brown began his career as a member of Lord Cobham’s gardening staff at Stowe, working under William of Kent who is credited for the (at the time) new English style of landscape gardening. Much like the gardens he tended to, he flourished and became master gardener in his mid-twenties, becoming much-sought after by local aristocracy. Stowe these days, especially after a major restoration in 2015, is a glorious testament to his skills. Glittering ornamental lakes, dense winding wooded valleys, mystical temples and sweeping vistas create vastly different settings depending on what time of day you visit. A picnic and a bottle of white amongst the wildflowers of the Grecian Valley is hard to top."

Information on Stowe garden , Buckingham

Opening Times: Gardens: 1 Jan to 2 Mar & 3 Nov to 30 Dec, Daily 10:00-16:00, 3 Mar to 2 Nov, Daily ex 31 May 10:00-18:00. Closed 25 Dec. Please see our website for Parlour Rooms & Parkland opening times.
Admission: NT Members Free. See NT website for admission prices.
Child Friendly:  Children of all ages welcome
Dog Friendly: Dogs Permitted (Dogs on leads)
Location: Three miles north west of Buckingham via Stowe Avenue, off the A422 Buckingham to Banbury road. Motorway access from the M40, exits 9-11 and the M1, exits 13 or 15a.
Facilities: Café, Coaches welcome, Gift shop, Limited disabled access, Parking (non members £2 charge applies), Picnic areas, Children's activities
Garden Acreage: 247
Parkland / Woodland Acreage: 750

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