Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Stowe Landscape Gardens



Stowe Landscape Gardens, located in Buckingham, Buckinghamshire, England, is a spectacular place to visit.  It covers 750 acres, and includes 40  historic monuments and temples, as well as beautiful lakes and an endless variety of walks and trails.

It was created in the year 1710 by Charles Bridgeman, and has been a source of inspiration for poets and writers through the ages. 



The gardens are open year round.  In March to early November, the hours are Wednesday - Sunday from 10:30 AM to 5:30 PM.  From mid November to the end of February, the hours are Saturday and Sunday from 10:30 AM to 4:00 PM.  Admission is 5.90 British pounds for adults and 3.00 British pounds for children.

17 comments:

  1. English gardens are always gorgeous to look at. If I ever make it across the pond, I'm sure I'll visit quite a few!

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  2. Wow - this could help with Downton Abbey withdrawal.

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    1. I've seen several people blogging about Downtown Abbey withdrawal. Yes, this would certainly help with that!

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  3. I wonder if it gets swarmed with insects and mosquitoes during the summer.

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    1. I don't know. There weren't any at the time of my visit.

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  4. Hi Sherry ... the Stowe Landscape Gardens are magnificent and were overseen for 10 years by Capability Brown - a very famous head gardener in 1841 ..

    Stowe House is now Stowe School ... it's beautiful - stunning setting etc .. and so much there ..

    Cheers Hilary

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    1. Thanks for that additional bit of information!

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  5. Hot off the presses! This blog received a Liebster Award on Effectively Human:)

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  6. Having views of historic monuments while strolling in this park must be so nice. For some reason I can imagine interesting pre-nuptial photo shoots here.

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  7. thanks for sharing the gardens. have you been to any of these?

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  8. hmmm this blog did not let me see the pics

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