'Stowedrops' and spring flowers walk

It won't be long after the New Year before you see the gardens bursting with snowdrops, or as we fondly like to call them 'Stowedrops'. Follow this brand new route and path network to see the best of the season and unseen views of the lakes.

  • Booking not needed
  • Free event (admission applies)

Explore unseen paths through Lamport garden on a new route to surround yourself with swathes of delicate flowers and see the garden undressed in winter. Follow the map to reach new views and from above the lakes. 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, snakeshead 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.
View admission charges
Stowe

Prices

National Trust Stowe
Gift Aid Standard
Adult £15.60 £14.00
Child £7.80 £7.00
Family £39.00 £35.00
Family One Adult £23.40 £21.00
Group Adult
Minimum group size 15
N/A £12.00
Group Child
Minimum group size 15
N/A £6.00
Stowe House
Gift Aid Standard
Adult N/A £7.00
National Trust Members N/A £5.50

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...

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

Entry to Stowe's 1,000 acres of parkland is free of charge.

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. Non-NT members £7, NT members £5.50. HHA members and Stowe House annual pass members: free.

Parking is free of charge.

 

The basics

Suitability
This is a family friendly activity, children welcome.
Dogs on leads are welcome.
Meeting point
Pick up a map from our visitor welcome area and check the daily blackboard - we'll be highlighting where the newest and best 'Stowedrops' and spring flowers are.
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
29 January 2020 10:00 - 16:00 Available
30 January 2020 10:00 - 16:00 Available
31 January 2020 10:00 - 16:00 Available
1 February 2020 10:00 - 16:00 Available
2 February 2020 10:00 - 16:00 Available
3 February 2020 10:00 - 17:00 Available
4 February 2020 10:00 - 17:00 Available
5 February 2020 10:00 - 17:00 Available
6 February 2020 10:00 - 17:00 Available
7 February 2020 10:00 - 17:00 Available
8 February 2020 10:00 - 17:00 Available
9 February 2020 10:00 - 17:00 Available
10 February 2020 10:00 - 17:00 Available
11 February 2020 10:00 - 17:00 Available
12 February 2020 10:00 - 17:00 Available
13 February 2020 10:00 - 17:00 Available
14 February 2020 10:00 - 17:00 Available
15 February 2020 10:00 - 17:00 Available
16 February 2020 10:00 - 17:00 Available
17 February 2020 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

Family explorers: Winter wanders

Wed 29 Jan 2020
10:00-16:00
Challenge your little explorers with our free guide for wild winter wanders and make the most of the sleeping gardens to discover temples, trees and tracks otherwise unseen in the leafy summer months.

A garden undressed walk

Wed 29 Jan 2020
10:00-16:00
Blow away the cobwebs on a crisp winter walk as you take a moment to pause and reconnect with nature. Pick up a walk map from the visitor centre and look out for different sights and sounds as you explore the garden undressed for winter.

'Stowedrops' and spring flowers walk

Wed 29 Jan 2020
10:00-16:00
It won't be long after the New Year before you see the gardens bursting with snowdrops, or as we fondly like to call them 'Stowedrops'. Follow this brand new route and path network to see the best of the season and unseen views of the lakes.

Ranger walk: winter

Sat 01 Feb 2020
10:30-12:00
Join the rangers on a vigorous walk through the parkland as they'll talk you through the conservation, wildlife surveying and restoration work that goes into caring for this special place.

Toddler Tuesday: Paper Dolls

Tue 04 Feb 2020
10:30-12:00
Drop in for toddler fun activities and meet other families in the local community.

Valentine's moments

Sat 08 Feb 2020
10:00-16:00
From gifts to handmade chocolates, plan your Valentine's moments building up to the special day with a visit to Stowe.