Winter at Stowe

Join us at Stowe this winter to blow away the cobwebs on a crisp winter walk as you take a moment to pause and reconnect with nature and look out for the arrival of our snowdrops.

Stowe is the perfect place to enjoy crisp winter walks on your daily exercise, with views opening up while the trees are bare. Take a moment to pause and reconnect with nature and look out for the arrival of our snowdrops. If you are looking for a more peaceful walk, try a mid-week visit when we are usually quieter.

In line with government guidance, outdoor spaces only at Stowe are open for local visitors to access for walks. Please stay local and book your visit in advance. 

Frost covers the ground with the sunrising across a lake with a large temple on the opposite side of the bank.

The garden undressed

Blow away the cobwebs on a crisp winter walk as you take a moment to pause and reconnect with nature. Download the walk and look out for different sights and sounds as you explore the garden undressed for winter.

" A great thing about Stowe at this time of year is there is so much to see. With the sun setting over the Eleven Acre Lake, and views to nearby temples. As you walk round you will find the cornus shining amongst the laurels which glisten in the winter sunlight. The reflection of a distant monument over the lake can be an experience to behold along with stormy clouds and the atmospheric conditions during January. The stars at this time of year are the cyclamen and snowdrops, and our winter route through Lamport can be magical as you walk through the rock work."
A green sloping field with a view above a lake running through a garden

Drifts of delicate flowers

Take a new route while visiting for your daily exercise this winter. Looking closely at the ground you'll see the first signs of the snowdrops arriving and as the season progresses there will be sweeping blankets of these delicate white flowers covering the garden.

Spring is upon us - something to look forward to

Following closely behind our snowdrops and their winter neighbours, a variety of spring flowers will start shooting through the undergrowth. We look forward to bright days reflecting rays across the glittering lakes, the chatter of birdsong filling the air and crisp breezes that take your breath away on refreshing walks in the gardens.
 

Buttercups bloom in late spring at Stowe
A golden arch sits in the background with bright yellow buttercups in spring at Stowe
Buttercups bloom in late spring at Stowe

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