'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'. As spring develops walk around the corner to find pockets of daffodils covering the hills, Wood and Blue anemones...

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

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

National Trust Stowe
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £12.40 £11.20
Child £6.20 £5.60
Family £31.00 £28.00
1 adult, 3 children £18.60 £16.90
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £9.60
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £4.25
Joint NT Stowe and House
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £17.70
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 opened 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.

Purchasing a ticket entitles the holder to free entry to Stowe House for one year. 

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, Facebook National Trust Stowe and Instagram NT_Stowe.

Times

Event opening times and availability
Day Times Availability
24 March 2017 10:00 - 17:00 Available
25 March 2017 10:00 - 17:00 Available
26 March 2017 10:00 - 17:00 Available
27 March 2017 10:00 - 17:00 Available
28 March 2017 10:00 - 17:00 Available
29 March 2017 10:00 - 17:00 Available
30 March 2017 10:00 - 17:00 Available
31 March 2017 10:00 - 17:00 Available

Contact Info

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

Upcoming events

'Stowedrops' and spring flowers

Fri 24 Mar 2017
10:00-17:00
It won't be long after Christmas before you see the gardens bursting with snowdrops, or as we fondly like to call them 'Stowedrops'. As spring develops walk around the corner to find pockets of daffodils covering the hills, Wood and Blue anemones...

Family explorers: Spot the signs of spring

Fri 24 Mar 2017
10:00-17:00
Spring is in the air! Stowe is bursting with new life to see from delicate blossom to fluffy cygnets. Pick up our spring spotting guide to find out what you can discover. Learn which bird lays which egg this spring.

Family explorers: Beautiful birds

Sat 01 Apr 2017
10:00-17:00
How many birds can you spot in the air, water and trees at Stowe? Use our free bird guide to work out which feathery friends you've seen. Bring along your binoculars to help spot those birds soaring high. You might see some swans, geese or even...

Toddler Tuesday: Birds

Tue 04 Apr 2017
10:30-12:00
Drop by the cafe for fun toddler activities and meet other families in our local community.

Wild Wednesday: Plant it, grow it, eat it

Wed 05 Apr 2017
10:30-12:00
Join our wild team and make a creepy-crawly cress filled caterpillar. Decorate your own caterpillar, plant the seeds and watch them grow at home ready for summer picnics!

Stowe House Czech seminars *cancelled*

Thu 06 Apr 2017
12:00-22:00
*Sorry, this event has been cancelled* A two day seminar focussing on two remarkable properties - Stowe in the UK and Lednice-Valtice in the Czech Republic.