Stowe Landscape Gardens

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United Kingdom - Buckinghamshire - Buckingham

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International Agenda Registration: No

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About the Stowe Landscape Gardens

Regarded as the birthplace of the 18th-century landscape garden in Britain. Throughout the century the Temple family employed many leading architects, gardeners and sculptors of the day, including Vanbrugh, Bridgeman, Kent and Brown, to create an idealised classical landscape. Decorated with temples, columns and arches, different areas of the gardens such as the Elysian Fields and Grecian Valley, through their buildings, statuary and planting, evoke the classical world so admired by the Georgians. Initially formal, Stowe pioneered the movement towards more naturalistic landscape of grassy vistas and informal planting perpetuated by Capability Brown, head gardener at Stowe from 1741.

Main Address:
Stowe Landscape Gardens
Buckinghamshire MK18 5DQ United Kingdom

Telephone: 07786661602
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Mike Calnan
    Curator's Name:
    Plant Records Officer's Name: Alison Crook - Plant Collections Curator

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Other
  • Physical Data
  • Latitude: 52.03060093
    Longitude: -1.01329565
    Altitude: 0.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

Plant Collections

Conservation Programmes

Research Programmes

Education Programmes