Whenever you choose to visit our gardens, the floral displays will no doubt create a mixture of colour and scent that will put your senses into overdrive. Here are our recommendations of where to visit in late spring.
It's the skills, time and passion of our 62,000 volunteers that make our places special. Why not become part of this incredible team and help make a difference in your local area? National Volunteers' Week this year is over two weeks (1-12 June) so there's more opportunities to get involved.
From the beautiful North Norfolk Coast with its abundance of wildlife to the magnificent houses and gardens of Blickling, Felbrigg and Oxburgh Hall, Norfolk's popularity is well deserved. And don't miss the chance to wander around Sheringham Park or begin your exploration of the Norfolk Broads.
Not far from Cambridge you'll find Anglesey Abbey, where the gardens boast colour throughout the year. Head a little further afield and you'll discover Wimpole with its impressive mansion and Home Farm. But no visit would be complete without escaping to the distinctive fenland landscape of Wicken Fen or seeing one of the last working mills on the River Ouse.
The question about Suffolk, is where will you visit first? From a landscape made famous by John Constable to the royal burial ground at Sutton Hoo. Enjoy a walk along the iconic Suffolk coastline and around picturesque wool towns, such as Lavenham and Long Melford. And don't miss the chance to discover what life was like above and below stairs at Ickworth.
There's more to Essex than first meets the eye. Tucked away you'll find lots of hidden gems, from Bourne Mill in Colchester to Paycocke's, a stunning Tudor merchant's house in Coggeshall. Hatfield Forest, which was once a royal hunting forest is today a great place for walks, as is Blake's Wood, Danbury Common and Copt Hall.
This year we're celebrating the 300th anniversary of the birth of the great landscape designer 'Capabillity' Brown, as part of a nationwide festival. Discover, explore and be inspired by his landscapes in the East of England, as we see them in a new light and join us as we celebrate them with a programme of themed events.
From the exposed saltmarsh teeming with birdlife, brooding beneath endless skies; to the tiny harbours with stacks of lobster pots and brightly coloured boats strewn in the mud at low tide. We are a nation in love with our coastline, but it's thanks to your support that we can continue to care for it.
It's the skills, time and passion of our volunteers that make our places special. Whether you're looking to help in the great outdoors, or get up close and personal with our houses, we have some exciting volunteer opportunities near you.
Join a supporter group and meet with other National Trust members and volunteers who feel passionate about the same things you do. Share unique experiences, find out more about places you care about and help us care for them for many more years to come.