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Stowe
New Inn Farm
Stowe
Buckingham

MK18 5EQ

tel: 01280 817156
fax: 01280 822437

Area: Buckinghamshire
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Stowe -- Buckinghamshire
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Visitor Information

Email: stowe //at// nationaltrust.org.uk
Garden Website: www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-stowegardens
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Stowe
Last Update*  26-04-2012
Buckinghamshire

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 Opening Days and Hours

NOTE for 2014 and 2015: Please check with garden owners or their website to confirm current dates open

Garden, Shop and Nevillery Cafe
1st Jan - 26th Feb, Mon - Sun, 10:00am - 4pm
27th Feb - 28th Oct, Mon - Sun, 10:00am - 6:00pm
29th Oct - 31st Dec, Mon - Sun, 10:00am - 4pm
Parkland: All year, dawn - dusk, Mon - Sun
Last entry 90 minutes before closing or dusk if earlier.
2nd June: Landscape gardens closed; visitor centre, parkland, cafˇ and shop open. Closed 24, 25 and 26 December. May close in severe weather conditions.

Parties / Coaches: Yes
Groups / Coaches need Appointment: Yes

House Open for Viewing: Yes
Infoline 01280-818166. (Not NT)

National Garden Scheme days: No
Best Times of Year to Visit:
To see:
 Admission Prices
Gift Aid Admission (Standard Admission prices in brackets):
Whole property Adult £8.90 (£8.00), Child £4.55 (£4.10), Family £22.20 (£20.10), Group n/a (£7.60)
House and house tours: Telephone infoline for details 01280 818166.
Stowe House is open more than 230 days a year; for tours in term time and free flow in the Easter and summer holidays time. Please check the Stowe House website www.stowehouse.org for more information and opening times.

Charge including members. House (not National Trust) admission payable at National Trust reception.
Free entry to New Inn, Nevillery Cafˇ and Shop.
 Onsite Facilities
Parking: Yes
Lavatories: Yes
Disabled Access: Yes
Shop: Yes
Plants for Sale: Yes
Lunches: Yes
Teas: Yes
Light Refreshment: Yes
Picnics: Yes
Dogs Allowed: Yes
On Lead only: Yes
Special Events: Yes
Other Facilities & Comments:
Parking £2 for non-members
Self drive 2 seater powered wheelchair available (pre-book)
Braille and tape guide
Disabled information plus mobility and walking aids
 Garden Features & Events
Explore more than 40 monuments, temples and secret corners, ornamental lakes, wooded valleys and spectacular views; Miles of walks and trails through the gardens and surrounding parkland English Heritage Garden Grade: I
National Collection:
 Description of Garden
Designer: Vanburgh, Bridgeman, Kent, Capability Brown
One of the finest Georgian landscape gardens extending over 400 acres, with valleys and vistas, lakes and rivers and more than 30 temples and monuments designed by many of the leading architects of the 18th century. The one and a half mile avenue leading from the Buckingham entrance to the triumphal Corinthian arch gives just a taste of the many treasures to be explored.

The brand new visitor centre, built on the site of the historic coaching Inn, gives visitors a chance to experience these magnificent gardens in a completely different way. The careful restoration of the Inn has been the centre of a £9 million project, which includes the creation of a large new cafˇ, meeting room for the community and a gift shop with plant sales. The Inn's rooms have also been taken back to their original look, with the sounds, smells and atmosphere of its former bustle recreated, so visitors can now get a real taste of what it must have been like to arrive here in the 18th Century. Thanks to an ambitious 20-year programme of restoration, the gardens of Stowe offer a delightful and inspiring day out in glorious surroundings.
 History of Garden
Originally the concept of the first owner Viscount Cobham, the gardens at Stowe were continually extended and enhanced by many famous architects and designers, not least Capability Brown, who was employed as Head Gardener there from 1741, though Charles Bridgeman had been responsible for the original landscape design. The vast mansion has been a school since 1923 and the gardens have been in the hands of the National Trust since 1989, when a major programme of restoration and re-constitution began, with spectacular results.
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