Big Bulb Plant - 335,000!
We've an exciting autumn ahead of us with a whopping 335,000 bulbs to plant in the gardens. Get stuck in with our team to help us achieve this monumental task to enjoy a big display of colour next spring.
- Booking not needed
- Free event (admission applies)
Our spring flowers have been increased year on year, bringing colourful displays and delightful plants to the gardens. We're focusing on our favorites for Stowe, We’ll be planting 125,000 bluebells along Bell Gate Drive leading down to the gardens, 200,000 snakeshead fritillaries and two different types of cyclamen in Lamport Garden – 5000 of each. If you fancy getting involved with some gardening, your help will contribute to a bright displays in years to come. Drop in and meet the gardeners.
- Event ticket prices
Minimum group size 15
Minimum group size 15
|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:
|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.
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.
- Give them the gardening buzz, kids can join in too.
- Dogs on leads are welcome.
- Meeting point
- Arrive at the New Inn visitor centre where our welcome team will be able to tell you which area of the gardens to join in on the activity.
- What to bring and wear
- Wear old, comfy clothes and suitable shoes or wellies if you're going to get stuck in and possibly muddy. We'll provide gloves and trowels, but feel free to bring along your own.
- The gardens are partly accessible with steep hills and inclines. This is an active task of gardening, please call us to discuss any access requirements.
- We'll provide you with 100 bulbs at a time and a set 1 meter square wooden frame to help line up where the bulbs need to be planted. You can decide as little or as many bulbs you want to help plant. Areas of the gardens will change: The first few days will start down Bell Gate Drive planting bluebells, followed by snakeshead fritillaries by Gurnet's Walk and the Sleeping Wood. During the second week we'll be planting cyclamen and heading into the Lamport Garden.
|22 October 2018||10:00 - 15:00||Available|
|23 October 2018||10:00 - 15:00||Available|
|24 October 2018||10:00 - 15:00||Available|
|25 October 2018||10:00 - 15:00||Available|
|26 October 2018||10:00 - 15:00||Available|