Vast but beautiful! I can't praise this garden enough.
So much has been achieved with this hugely important English garden, and there is much yet to accomplish for the team. The New Inn visitor centre was opened recently and makes a lovely 'original' entrance from which to explore the gardens. Take your walking shoes - theres lots to see and it all needs exploring! The planting, architecture, statuary and views, all very classical and refreshing.
Great day out! Beautiful, grande gardens with lots of space and freedom. Having a picknick, relax on the lawns or play with the kids? No Problem!
My husband and I visited your gardens today, Wednesday 12th May, we arrived just in time for the 12 o'clock tour round the gardens with David Wilson. We would just like to say what a smashing walk it was. David was full of enthusiasm and a bottomless well of information! It really made the visit much more worthwhile spending the THREE hours in his company. Please pass on our thanks to him and the next time will he stay long enough for us to treat him to a cream tea.
Dave and Jane Plumb
Just been to Stowe today 2nd January 2010, very cold day, all the lakes frozen over with hardly any free water for the poor ducks and swans to paddle.. but it was stunning in it's wintery beauty, most of the trees were bare and there was frost everywhere.
We walked round snapping pictures of the various monuments and admiring the scenery. There were plenty of people around but it was not crowded even though it was a lovely sunny chilly day.
It was just the job to blow all the Christmas cobwebs away and get some fresh air and exercise after the seasons excess.
Cold but a smashing winter's day out.
we went on a Sunday visit in August. The weather was dry and sunny so that obviously helped a lot. I was impressed. Everything was clean and accessible, easy walking paths, lots to see as you walked round the park. There are about 50 outdoor monuments, mostly on ancient Greek or Roman themes, and some nationalistic British ones. So it is open parkland with two lakes, and 17th C ideas of history set in stone.
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