Learn about Stowe’s fairytale inspired Sleeping Wood

A series of events at Stowe will help visitors learn about the landscape gardens’ Sleeping Wood, inspired by Charles Perrault’s fairytale of Sleeping Beauty In The Wood.

Friday, 19th September 2014, 11:43 am
Grotesque faces carved into benches in the Sleeping Wood at Stowe PNL-141209-172444001
Grotesque faces carved into benches in the Sleeping Wood at Stowe PNL-141209-172444001

In the middle of a clearing in the wood, stood the Sleeping Parlour, now long disappeared, with secret paths winding through the shrubberies, all leading to the parlour.

Special events include a Gardeners’ Symposium on the restoration of the Sleeping Wood and a Sleeping Beauty Supper.

Visitors can pick up a Sleeping Beauty parcel at reception with a map and information to guide you to the wood.