Leave a legacy to Stowe

A couple walk through a grassy field past a large tree towards the golden brown

Continue to help our conservation or create the perfect tribute to a loved one. Leave a lasting legacy at Stowe.

Leave your legacy

Since coming into the 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 free or specific as you like. We will always spend money restoring and conserving Stowe but maybe you'd like your money spent doing work in a specific area of the gardens with 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

Our team can give your more information about leaving a gift to Stowe or the wider Trust.

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

Download our Gift in Wills Guide (PDF / 1.7177734375MB) download

The Grecian Valley at Stowe
The Temple of Concord and Victory in the Grecian Valley at Stowe, Buckinghamshire

Memorial trees

Memorial trees allow a lasting presence in the gardens. Dedicate and plant a tree in memory of a loved one and even plant the ashes beneath the tree. Every tree becomes an important part of the historic landscape gardens and a celebration of the person it remembers. Memorial trees can be planted in many areas of the gardens, giving endless options. Perhaps you shared a favourite view, path or temple, you can mark your special spot

Our gardeners will be able to support your planting, with trees starting from just £__.__. The additions and funds help support conservation of the gardens. For more information contact _______

Remember your loved one with a memorial tree
A young tree sprouts surrounded by larger mature green trees

The continued support

The gifts we receive from wills makes up a large amount of our budget and goes directly into restoring the gardens to their former glory. The Landscape Programme features 54 tasks ranging from reinstating lost statues through to re-opening areas of the gardens and temples to the visitors. Many of these tasks would not be possible without these donations.