Leave a legacy to Stowe

Visitors walk in Stowe in winter

Keep the magic of Stowe alive with a gift in your will or dedicate donation by sharing special memories as a permanent celebration of a loved one. Continue to help our conservation and restoration of this special place. Leave a lasting legacy at Stowe.

Leave your legacy

Since coming into the National Trust's ownership in 1989, Stowe has created memories for countless visitors. By leaving a donation to the Trust in your will, those memories can live on for ever. Maybe you remember crisp spring wanders around the Grecian Valley, crunchy autumn walks through the Elysian Fields, foggy winter strolls around the lakes or sunny family picnics in the middle of a heatwave. Leaving a gift in your will can protect these memories and places. 

Gifts in wills can be as broad or specific as you like. We'll always spend money restoring and conserving Stowe but maybe you'd like your money spent doing work in a specific area of the garden or park that holds a special significance to your or your family, or to go towards bringing back a certain monument. The money will always be spent well and make a notable difference.

Giving to Stowe

Speak to a member of the team at the New Inn visitor centre for more information about leaving a gift to Stowe or get in touch with the Gifts in Wills Team.

Email legacies@nationaltrust.org.uk to find out more or read the National Trust wills guide.

Download our 2019 Gifts in Wills Guide (PDF / 0.4MB) download

A young lady and old lady sit side by side on a giant wooden swing attached to a tree in the gardens at Stowe

Dedicate a donation

Support Stowe by dedicating a donation to someone special and add your precious memories to our interactive map. It's a heartfelt way to remember a loved one or celebrate a special occasion.

The continued support

The gifts we receive from wills helps us significantly in restoring the gardens to their former glory. The current Landscape Programme featuring 54 tasks ranging from reinstating lost statues through to re-opening areas of the gardens and temples to the visitors would have not been possible without these generous donations.