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

Gardeners taking cuttings from a magnolia tree at Nymans
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.'

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.

Cherry blossom tree at Wightwick Manor and Gardens, West Midlands

Our gardens in spring 

The hard work of our gardeners really pays off as spring arrives and the gardens jump to life with colourful tulips and buds of delicate blossom. We've selected some of the very best places for you to enjoy the delights of spring.

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.

Thank you

We couldn't do it without you

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