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.
" 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."
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.
Captured on camera
Memories of childhood
Forget-me-nots have had so many meanings through time, from Greek legends to a medieval representation of faithfulness.
Look out for the mighty impressive Crown Imperial flowers as you walk from the Elysian Fields up towards the Temple of Concord and Victory.
A new variety
The Stowe Rose is a unique variety found at the front of the New Inn visitor centre. Tight pink buds open up to a white old English rose, it blooms late spring to early summer.
Blooming across the Elysian Fields
The Daffodils will start to pop up amongst the 'Stowedrops' in the Elysian Fields between Grenville's Column and Stowe House.
Something to melt your heart
Spot many goslings along the lake sides in the gardens. Did you know less than 24 hours after hatching, they'll be led to water by their parents to learn how to swim. The goslings can dive 30-40 feet underwater by the time they are one day old.
Snakeshead fritilaries are delicate drop flowers. Look out for these mostly lonesome fellows in May.
Keep your eyes peeled for birds at Stowe, particularly Blue tits around the New Inn.
Watch newborn lambs bounce and spring across the Hawkwell Field by the Palladian Bridge and Gothic Temple. They'll head down to the side of the Eleven Acre Lake for a drink too.
Pretty as a picture
Martagon lilies create a bell shape with their petals curling in on themselves.
Bright purple crocuses litter the Sleeping Wood at Stowe.