Come and see the rhododendrons in bloom at Sheringham Park © Megan Taylor

Come and see the rhododendrons in bloom at Sheringham Park

Step into spring

Join us for a walk this spring and enjoy landscapes at their seasonal best.


  • Look the part this summer in our 50 things T-shirts © National Trust

    May half-term

    Get the whole family outside this May half-term, and enjoy wild adventures and activities in our parks as well as at the coast. There's plenty of opportunities to complete some of our 50 Things to do before you're 11 ¾ challenges and your little ones will enjoy meeting our new arrivals at Wimpole Home Farm.
    Find your perfect May half-term event

  • Some of the staff and volunteers who keep the gardens looking beautiful © Andy Davison Photography

    Glorious gardens

    Don’t miss out on some of the most beautiful displays of flowering plants. From the last of the spring bulbs to emerging wild flowers, spring can create a sea of colour that will brighten up any spring day out. Wander around formal gardens, wild gardens, kitchen gardens and cottage gardens. For some inspiration, here are some of the favourite gardens in the East of England you might like to explore.

  • Visitors walking in the Rose Garden © NTPL/NT/John Millar

    Everything's coming up roses

    Roses begin to take centre stage in the garden during June. The sight and perfume is not to be missed in the rose gardens at Anglesey Abbey and Peckover. As well as roses, the peonies at Blickling will likely be putting on another show-stopping display this year. Look out too for our gardeners, as they plant up our parterre's for yet more interest this summer.

  • Visitors walking in the Rose Garden at Nymans © NTPL/


    As BBC Springwatch returns to our screens, live from the Suffolk coast, it reminds us that spring is a great time of year to spot wildlife. Enjoy listening to birdsong whilst out walking, as the world’s finest sopranos, tenors and baritones taking part in the greatest concert on earth. We'd recommend a visit to Sheringham Park, Wicken Fen, Dunstable Downs, Dunwich Heath and Danbury Common for some wildlife spotting.

  • Treat your dad this Fatherâ¿¿s Day © NTPL/NTImages

    Father's day treat

    Treat dad to a day out he’ll really love this Father’s Day. Dads often go wild for the great outdoors, so why not bring him to enjoy the family games we'll have on offer at Wimpole? Perhaps he is green-fingered, has a passion for history, or you're just looking for an excuse to come and have tea and cake! Spend some quality time with your dad on 21 June.

Love the coast?

We Brit's love our coast. Join us in 2015 as we celebrate 50 years of safeguarding the coast, with our exciting programme of coastal events in the East of England.

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