Partner Garden
Free access for RHS members at selected times

New Inn Farm
MK18 5EQ

250 acres

01280 817156

Visit website

Opening Hours

Daily, 10am–5pm (4pm winter), except 24–25 Dec.


Please see website for admission prices.

RHS members

Free access (Member 1 only) - applies when open.


  • Accessible facilities
  • Baby changing facilities
  • Children's activities
  • Dogs welcome
  • Free carer entry
  • Gift shop
  • Group rates
  • Parking
  • Picnic area
  • Plant sales
  • Refreshments
  • Toilets


  • Autumn colour
  • Herbaceous border
  • Wildflower meadow

About the garden

Owned by
National Trust

Designed By
Capability Brown

The scale and beauty of Stowe has attracted visitors for more than 300 years. Picture-perfect views, winding paths, lakeside walks and temples create a timeless landscape reflecting the changing seasons.

Full of hidden meaning, the Grade I listed gardens were created as an earthly paradise and still cast their spell today.

Explore newly restored areas of the garden including the Labyrinth, Sleeping Wood and Lamport Garden, while new statues in the Grecian Valley are bringing to life the political messages left behind by Lord Cobham and his gardeners. A project of restoration has been progressing since 2015 which has returned many of the missing pieces of Stowe’s puzzle.

Discover fresh pathways leading to hidden views, and take in this monumental garden as temples become accessible for the first time in hundreds of years. When you arrive, your visit starts at the New Inn visitor centre outside the gardens. This fusion of modern and restored eighteenth-century buildings was where visitors of the past were welcomed to Stowe. A short walk from New Inn takes you into the gardens.

Plants of special interest

  • Cyclamen
  • Daffodils
  • Fruit blossom
  • Fruit bushes/trees
  • Snowdrops
  • Spring bulbs

Get involved

The Royal Horticultural Society is the UK’s leading gardening charity. We aim to enrich everyone’s life through plants, and make the UK a greener and more beautiful place.