Our gardens and parks are perfect for a family outing this half term. We have acres of space for the children to run in - while you relax. Plenty of activities, if your kids are keen to get stuck into some of the 50 things to do before they're 11 3/4, and of course a host of events designed with our younger visitors in mind.
Visitors to this year's Chelsea Flower Show will see for the very first time, a garden that is half dead. Fera's Stop the Spread show garden, supported by the National Trust and other partners, has won the Silver Award at this year's event, and highlights the problem this country faces from invasive non-native pests and plants and what we can all do to help protect our gardens and countryside from these threats.
Brothers Alistair and Jonny Brownlee are to host their first ever triathlon at Fountains Abbey.
A puffin census has begun on the Farne Islands to find out how many breeding pairs live there.
We welcome the recommendations to the government to help protect plant health.