Family explorers: What's growing at Stowe?

Feast your eyes on nature's bounty. Visit the farmhouse garden to see the seasonal produce growing at Stowe.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Borrow our autumn seed guide and see how many you can spot. Can you spot any early conkers, or are they still in their prickly shells?

Prices

Event ticket prices
This event is free, but normal admission charges apply for the venue.
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Stowe

Prices

Joint NT Stowe and House
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £18.50
National Trust Stowe
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £13.20 £12.00
Child £6.60 £6.00
Family £33.00 £30.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £11.20
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £5.60
Stowe House
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £6.50
National Trust member N/A £4.95

What is Gift Aid?

Most of our places run the Gift Aid on Entry scheme at their admission points.

Under this scheme, if you're not a member you have the choice of two entry tickets:

  • Gift Aid Admission
  • Standard Admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you a clear choice between the Gift Aid Admission prices and the Standard Admission prices at the admission point. It's entirely up to you which ticket you choose.

Gift Aid Admission includes a 10 per cent or more voluntary donation. Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

An extra £1 paid under the scheme can be worth over £3 to the National Trust as shown below:

  Gift Aid Standard
Amount paid by visitor £11.00 £10.00
Tax refund from Government* £2.75 £0.00
Total received by the National Trust £13.75 £10.00

 

*Gift Aid Admissions let us reclaim tax on the whole amount paid - an extra 25 per cent - potentially a very significant boost to our places' funds.

Please note...

Stowe House is managed and operated by Stowe House Preservation Trust. For more information call +44 (0)1280 818166. Admission charges apply to National Trust members, payable at National Trust reception.

Child tickets: under 17s, under 5s go free.

HHA members and Stowe House annual pass members: free.

 

The basics

Suitability
Made for children and families.
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
Pick up your guide from The New Inn at Stowe before heading into the gardens. You can pick up a 50 Things scrapbook here too and don't forget to come back to claim your stickers!
What to bring and wear
Be sure to wear comfy shoes for walking so you can do plenty of exploring.
Accessibility
The gardens are partly accessible with steep slopes and uneven terrain. Mobility buggies are available to hire. Please call us to discuss your requirements on 01280 817156.
Other
Share pictures of your finds on Twitter @NTStowe, Facebook National Trust Stowe and Instagram NT_Stowe.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
23 September 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
24 September 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
25 September 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
26 September 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
27 September 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
28 September 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
29 September 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
30 September 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available

Contact Info

Name
National Trust at Stowe
Email
stowe@nationaltrust.org.uk
Telephone
Call 01280 817 156

Upcoming events

"Aren't we worthy?" - the winning women

Sun 23 Sep 2018
10:00-17:00
Join us as we celebrate our winning worthy women, as voted for by you, in a modern day representation of Stowe's famous Temple of the British Worthies.

Family explorers: What's growing at Stowe?

Sun 23 Sep 2018
10:00-17:00
Feast your eyes on nature's bounty. Visit the farmhouse garden to see the seasonal produce growing at Stowe.

Autumn rambles

Sun 23 Sep 2018
10:00-17:00
Pick up one of our self-led walks from our visitor welcome centre to enjoy a ramble around the gardens and park, and discover more about the surprising stories of the women of Stowe. You may also experience Stowe's awesome autumnal colours.

Volunteer open morning

Sun 23 Sep 2018
10:30-13:30
We're looking for new volunteers to join us and help support our gardeners on any day and the visitor welcome team at the weekends.

Toddler Tuesday: The Very Helpful Hedgehog

Tue 02 Oct 2018
10:30-12:00
Drop in to our toddler fun activities and meet other families in the local community.