Autumn colour at Stowe

As summer draws to a close, welcome in the damp mornings and sunny days whilst making the most of the afternoon sun. The gardens develop rich autumn hues of reds, golds and oranges creating a bright display that marks this seasonal change. Discover a kaleidoscope of colour on a variety of walks and stop off for tea-time treats in the cosy cafe.

Autumn rambles

Between 12 September and 22 November, download a variety of self-led walks from the to enjoy a ramble around the gardens and park. You'll be able to experience beautiful reflections, Gardener Sophie's highlights of the Grecian Valley and a sensory route through Lamport Garden.

Which route will you choose?

Autumn watch

We know many of you will be ringing us to find out when the best of the autumn colour is. Awaiting mother nature and her whims has proven difficult with climate change in recent years making it difficult to predict. We'll be tracking the colour throughout the season on Twitter. Help us by sharing your pictures of Stowe to tell us where the best places are and when with #EveryoneNeedsNature @NTStowe

Try a midweek visit

We’re busiest at weekends, so if you’re looking for a more peaceful day out, visit during the week to enjoy the crunch of leave underfoot.