One of the first and finest landscape gardens Europe,
located only 2 miles from the centre of Buckingham and
now managed by the National Trust. You can wander through
Stowes green valleys and vistas which are set
with lakes, monuments and temples or take the intellectual
challenge set by its 18th Century creators to find the
political and classical meaning behind each elegant
temple and statue.
of the finest Georgian landscape gardens, made up of
valleys and vistas, narrow lakes and rivers with more
than 30 temples and monuments designed by many of the
leading architects of the 18th century. At the centre
is Stowe House (not NT), occupied by Stowe School, and
all around is Stowe Park. This was formerly the home
of the Dukes of Buckingham.
The creation of the Temple family, Stowe has been described
as a work to wonder at in its size, splendour
and variety. Many of the garden buildings have now been
conserved, and thousands of new trees and shrubs have
been planted in recent years. Work continues on this
as well as on the house itself.