Garden conservation

It takes more than just gardening to care for some of the UK's most important gardens. Behind the scenes our experts provide the specialist conservation skills needed for the long-term future of these special places

The interior of the Vinery at Greenway
Close-up of Rhododendron 'Creek's Cross' flowering at Trengwainton

Plant hall of fame 

Our Plant Conservation Centre in Devon conserves and propagates the rarest, most threatened plants across our gardens, including Rhododendron 'Creek's Cross.'

Capability Brown portrait

Celebrating 300 years of the great 'Capability' Brown 

2016 marks the 300th anniversary of Lancelot 'Capability' Brown, one of the UK's most celebrated landscape gardeners. Find out more about the man who helped define our image of the English landscape.

Meet the experts

Garden design through the ages

The Chinese Bridge at Croome, Worcestershire

'Lost' Chinese bridge returns to Croome 

Visit Croome, Worcestershire, to see the newly-reinstated replica of a Chinese bridge that disappeared 150 years ago.

View of knot garden and hall in winter at Moseley Old Hall

Our gardens in winter 

Our gardeners work hard all year making sure our gardens look their best and winter is no exception. Here we list some of our best gardens to visit during the winter months.

A garden in need...
Stowe Gardens' crumbling ruins

Stowe Gardens appeal 

We desperately need to carry out a vast restoration project at Stowe. With your help, we'll be able to restore Stowe Gardens to its former 18th-century splendour by replacing missing statues, restoring magnificent monuments and repairing historic temples.

We couldn't do it without you

Thanks to you, we're able to protect our glorious gardens for ever, for everyone