Winter at Stowe

Join us at Stowe this winter season to make memories as you reconnect with family and friends. Enjoy a hot drink from the café, enjoy exploring the gardens and monuments, or blow away the cobwebs on a crisp winter walk.

Winter is a wonderful time of year to reconnect with family and friends on frosty walks in the great outdoors and with 1000 acres of garden and parkland to explore Stowe is the perfect place to do it. 

Take a moment to pause and reconnect with nature on the Garden Undressed walk. If you are looking for a more peaceful walk, try a mid-week visit when we are usually quieter.

Enjoy hot snacks and drinks to takeaway
Takeaway coffee at Waddesdon, A Rothschild House & Gardens in Buckinghamshire
Enjoy hot snacks and drinks to takeaway

Explore the New Inn Parlour Rooms and enjoy a warming drink in the company loved ones in the cafe. Stop by the shop to pick up fantastic items for all the family, or even just a treat for yourself.

" 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."

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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.

The carpets of snowdrops begin to appear in Lamport garden at Stowe, Buckinghamshire
The carpets of snowdrops begin to appear in Lamport garden at Stowe, Buckinghamshire
The carpets of snowdrops begin to appear in Lamport garden at Stowe, Buckinghamshire

Something to look forward to

It won’t be long before you see the gardens bursting with snowdrops or as we fondly like to call them ‘Stowedrops’. Enjoy chilly walks in the New Year to spot the early signs of them peeping through as they develop in the masses throughout the Elysian Fields, Sleeping Wood and Lamport Garden. 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.