Gardens & parks

We look after the greatest collection of historic gardens and garden plants under single ownership in Europe, if not the world.

Extreme weeding at St Michael's Mount

The garden team abseil down to carry out weeding at St Michael’s Mount

The garden team abseil down to carry out weeding at St Michael’s Mount

Perched on the top of a rocky island off the south Cornwall coast, St Michael's Mount is home to some of our more adventurous gardeners who rope up three times a year to carry out extreme weeding on the 12th century castle.

Help save our walled gardens

If our walled gardens could talk they’d tell you some fascinating stories. With hundreds of years of history they were once places of local importance but many have fallen into disrepair.

Latest projects

Meet the gardener

Alan started his career at Stourhead in 1995. Discover why he loves to work by the lake at Stourhead.

Tips and advice for gardeners

Trees and parklands

Looking for a career in gardening?

We've been training gardeners for many decades and run two courses designed for those wishing to develop careers in heritage gardening.