Autumn comes early to Stowe Gardens

Autumn picture by Peter Austin
Autumn picture by Peter Austin
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STOWE’S autumn display has started early this year thanks to the dry weather, and two events are being held for families to make the most of the season.

On Sunday, October 9, families can plant bulbs to help National Trust gardeners create a colourful spring walk. From 11am until 3pm, visitors can get their hands dirty planting snowdrops, bluebells and cyclamen. On Saturday, October 15, visitors can join in with apple fun and crafts.

Information on growing and looking after apple trees will be available from 11am to 3pm.

Children can make apple creatures and bird feeders to take home, and the event is being organised in partnership with the Midshires Orchard Group.

Head gardener Barry Smith also recommends a walk around the gardens’ Grecian Valley.

For more information, visit the National Trust’s Stowe page, email the National Trust at, or contact staff on 01280 822850.