'Stowedrops' and spring flowers

It won't be long after Christmas before you see the gardens bursting with snowdrops, or as we fondly like to call them 'Stowedrops'.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

As spring develops walk around the corner to find pockets of daffodils covering the hills, Wood and Blue anemones on the rocky banks, Turks head tulips, Crocuses, Snake's head and imperial fritillaries and Aconites to name a few, sitting in the backdrop of Grecian style temples.

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 or
  • Standard admission

If the place runs Gift Aid on Entry, we'll offer you the Gift Aid Admission prices. But it's entirely up to you which ticket you choose. If you want the Standard Admission instead, just let us know when you come to pay.

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: Payment of the additional percentage donation is entirely voluntary, so if you prefer to pay the standard admission please advise our reception staff at the till point.

  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 donations must be supported by a valid Gift Aid declaration and a Gift Aid declaration can only cover donations made by an individual for him/herself or for him/herself and members of his/her family.

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
This is a family friendly activity, children welcome.
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
Pick up a leaflet from our visitor welcome area and check the daily blackboard - we'll be highlighting where the newest and best 'Stowedrops' and spring flowers spots are in the gardens.
What to bring and wear
Wear warm clothes and comfy boots for a good walk.
Accessibility
The gardens are partly accessible: they include uneven and hard gravel paths, steep slopes, and are slightly hilly.
Other
We know many of you will be keen to find out when the 'stowedrops' and spring flowers have started appearing. Keep an eye on our social media and help us by sharing your pictures throughout the season on Twitter @NTStowe and Facebook National Trust Stowe.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
18 January 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
19 January 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
20 January 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
21 January 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
22 January 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
23 January 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
24 January 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
25 January 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
26 January 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
27 January 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
28 January 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
29 January 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
30 January 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
31 January 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
1 February 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
2 February 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
3 February 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
4 February 2018 10:00 - 16:00 Available
5 February 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available
6 February 2018 10:00 - 17:00 Available

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Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

'Stowedrops' and spring flowers

Thu 18 Jan 2018
10:00-16:00
It won't be long after Christmas before you see the gardens bursting with snowdrops, or as we fondly like to call them 'Stowedrops'.

Toddler Tuesday: Paper dolls

Tue 06 Feb 2018
10:30-12:00
Drop by the cafe for fun toddler activities and meet other families in our local community.

Half-term trail: Women of Stowe

Sat 10 Feb 2018
10:00-17:00
From a warrior knight to an all-powerful goddess, pick up a guide and discover the hidden stories of women at Stowe.

Love Birds: Men in Sheds at Stowe

Sun 11 Feb 2018
10:00-16:00
Local community group Men in Sheds will be in the New Inn courtyard selling their handcrafted wildlife habitat and nesting boxes.

Wild Wednesday: Feathery friends

Wed 14 Feb 2018
10:30-12:00
Join the wild team to learn more about our feathery friends, collect your own bird spotting guide and make a bird feeder to take home. How many birds will you spot?

Man's Best Friend Monthly Dog Walk

Wed 21 Feb 2018
10:30-12:00
Join the dogs of Stowe on a paw patrol with a different theme and leader each month.