We look after historic houses, gardens, mills, coastline, forests, farmland, moorland, islands, castles, nature reserves, villages... and pubs.

Conserving rare plants for the future

The centre is helping to conserve important plants found in our gardens

The centre is helping to conserve important plants found in our gardens

Rare plants from our gardens across the country are being propagated at our Plant Conservation Centre, improving the way one of the most important plant collections in the UK is cared for.

Shifting shores

The winter storms have caused our coastline to alter. Find how what we think the correct approach to the challenge of living with a dynamic and changing coastline is, and our views on what we need to do.

Beyond the Formby footprints

Find out how we unearthed Formby's history in a recent project on this site of major archaeological and historical importance.

Preserving ancient trees

We look after some of the oldest trees in the UK. Find out where you can see them and learn more about the work we do to protect them for future generations.

Treasure Hunt

In his blog, our registrar and collections enthusiast, Emile de Bruijn, shares his delight in some of our more unusual items in the collections we look after, and shares stories about some of the items in these collections.

Meet apprentice stonemason David Wilkins

Fixing the Fells

Find out how we're restoring and maintaining footpaths in the Lake District.