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Blossom Week

Blossom is here with its bold and elegant displays brightening our gardens, streets, parks and countryside. This Blossom Week (20–27 April), join us in celebrating all things blossom, wherever you are. Share your photos using #BlossomWatch to spread the power of blossom.

A bee flying around a cluster of white cherry blossom in bloom. A pocket of pollen is visible on one of the bee's legs.

Explore bee-friendly gardens 

Find out where you can explore the most bee-friendly gardens in our care, filled with these pollinators' favourite flowers as well as beehives to call home.

Two visitors sitting on a bench with headphones on, with a design creative of blossom flowers around as a border

Podcast episode: Poetry and music in bloom 

Celebrate the blossom season with Poet Laureate Simon Armitage and his band LYR as they share the creative process and stories behind their poems and songs, in our podcast episode 'Poetry and music in bloom'. You can also find more episodes from series eight of the National Trust Podcast, filled with nature and history.

White and pink blossom on a tree in spring

How to spot different types of blossom 

Blossom is popping up all over the place, but do you know your damson from your blackthorn? Find out how to spot different types of blossom in your local area with our blossom-spotting guide.

An aerial shot of the band LYR walking through a blossom-filled garden with some students

Discover poems from Simon Armitage's book, Blossomise 

Get into the spirit of the blossom season with a selection of poems from Poet Laureate Simon Armitage's new book, Blossomise, alongside illustrations from the book by celebrated artist Angela Harding.

Ideas for days out

A view of the Rotunda with newly restored roof, Ickworth, Suffolk

Top 10 unique houses 

Learn about some of the most unusual houses we look after and find out what makes them so special, from a tiny woodland cottage to a romantic country retreat.

Girl in pink jacket standing under blossoming tree in orchard look up at the branches

Top ‘50 things to do before you’re 11¾’ activities to do in spring 

Spring is the perfect time to get started on our list of ‘50 things to do before you’re 11¾’. Here are some of the best activities to try, from stargazing to snail racing.

Start your journey of discovery

Delve into history, get tips from our experts, learn a new skill and go behind the scenes of your favourite places.

Things to see and do

NARCISSUS 'THE INCOMPARABLE DAFFODIL' by Georg Ehret, 1753. Botanical illustration situated in Gallery IV (the Botanical Gallery) at Dudmaston, Shropshire.

Spring scenes in our collections 

Spring's promise of new beginnings has been an inspiration to artists and designers for centuries. Discover spring through some of its most evocative depictions in the collections and objects we care for.

The Library at Coleton Fishacre, Devon

Interior design through the ages 

As fashions change over the eras, so do our homes. Explore the history of British interior design and learn about the centuries of design innovation at the places we care for.

Adonis Blue butterfly

Top tips for butterfly spotting 

Discover how to spot butterflies without scaring them away, and find out what types of plants will attract them to your garden.

TV presenter Matt Baker during the filming of Our Dream Farm with Matt Baker

Watch Our Dream Farm 

We've been searching for a tenant farmer to manage a vacant farm in Northumberland. You can follow along by tuning in to Our Dream Farm with Matt Baker – a new TV show on Channel 4. The series features seven shortlisted applicants applying for a 10-year tenancy on the Wallington estate.

Support our cause

Magnolia tree and daffodils on a sunny day in the Walled Garden at Nymans, West Sussex

Plant a Tree 

Trees provide vital habitats for a range of wildlife and are one of the best natural defences against climate change. This is why we're aiming to plant and establish 20 million trees by 2030. Donate to Plant a Tree and make a difference.

In the news

Street sign of Bloom Park Road in Fulham, London, with pink blossoming tree next to it

Research explores lost blossom through UK place names 

As part of our 2024 celebration of blossom, we're sharing new research that's revealed the significance of historic blossom in influencing the street and place names that still exist today. Find out what this means for our blossom work across the UK.

Illustration showing a young Sir Isaac Newton, Paul McCartney and Beatrix Potter against a colourful background

Apply for the Time + Space Award 

Do you have a world-changing idea? If you're aged 16-25, we want to hear your big idea and give you the chance to bring it to life at Sir Isaac Newton's home, where he discovered gravity.

Holidays and shopping

The exterior of Florence Court Rose Cottage, County Fermanagh

Get ready for an early summer break 

Wile away the long summer days on a relaxing getaway in fairy-tale hideaways or riverside cottages.

Two orange metal butterflies hung on a garden pegoda

Décor for your outdoor space 

Prepare your patio for sunny days ahead. Find stylish garden furniture, solar-powered lighting and decorative wall art for your green space.

Two visitors exploring the garden in spring at Quarry Bank, Cheshire


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