We are really close to making our decision to becoming members of the national trust and Stowe landscaped gardens may have just sealed the deal for us. Read on to find out why.
After racing up forty or so steps with my little girl to capture this image of the view from Stowe House I noticed a sign that said… One of the best views in England. And there you have it, shared on camping and cruising blog first.
We have taken a keen interest in National trust properties over the last few years, especially since we became a family and even more so that our extended families are members themselves. We pack a picnic and have made new traditions of setting up family get-togethers across the country on the national trust trail.
Stowe landscaped gardens were on our itinerary this weekend.
I must admit that as a family of keen gardeners we were all hoping to see some plants and garden set ups. This was not the case, there was a small farm house garden with veg plots and lots of visual goodness but Stowe house landscaped gardens is exactly that… Landscaped. Lucky for us, the weather was absolutely perfect and we were able to walk miles and explore foleys, a chapel and enjoy our own mini easter egg hunt. So we set off in our wellies, walking boots and a light overcoat and continued on our way to forage for walking sticks and treats. The lambs were comfortable and we were able to get close enough to snap a photo until he was called by his Mum.
Spotting this little fella made us feel terribly guilty about leaving the dog at home. Before we set off from the house, I quickly read the details of where we would be visiting. Unfortunately, the specs for Stowe landscaped gardens had no mention of dogs. I just assumed we were unable to bring them onto the property. I was so wrong, there were well-behaved dogs everywhere (on leads) and the gardens are a really good opportunity for a family dog walk, a family picnic and even riding along on a scooter.
Stowe landscaped gardens is definitely a national trust property that would be suitable for the whole family and a well-behaved dog or two. The route is for advanced walkers but there are golf buggies and drivers scattered around the park.
We enjoyed a quiet moment in the chapel and there were plenty of sculptures to see on route up to the house. Stowe is a great place to camp, see website.. and you can even stay as a guest in a gothic inspired church. My favourite site of the day.
I will leave you with the images from our day at Stowe landscaped gardens and let you enjoy the views for yourself!