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.
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?
The Grecian Valley is a highlight of the autumn colour here at Stowe. Our Gardener, Sophie, will take you on a walk through this area of the garden and point out her personal highlights and points of interest.
Life can be hectic, take some time out to enjoy Lamport Garden this autumn
Take a walk around the lakes of Stowe and enjoy the beautiful autumnal colour reflected in the water.
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.