Open gardens and forthcoming events

Stowe Landscape Gardens.
Stowe Landscape Gardens.
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There are plenty of activities in which kids can take part at Stowe Landscape Gardens throughout August, to coincide with the launch of a new children’s Explorer map.

The map is aimed at helping youngsters to find the 40 different monuments and temples and can be picked up at reception or downloaded from

To complement the new map, free events, including a mini-beast safari and the opportunity to make a fairy or elf, will run every Tuesday in August, but must be pre-booked.

There will also be a geology week from August 11 until 17, with events aimed at children and adults.

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The following garden is open as part of the National Gardens Scheme:


Briarwood, at 4 Poplars Farm Road, in Barton Seagrave, will be open to visitors between 10am and 7pm.

The garden is in two parts, including one section with original sculptures, rose borders, Japanese anemone, dahlias and a lily pond, and another “secret garden” with a summerhouse, small orchard, raised bed potager, greenhouse and water feature.

Admission is £3 for adults, children go free.