Support Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal gardens

Support our big ambition to restore Studley Royal to the way it looked when it was first created and protect this 18th century garden from the continued threat of flooding

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a view across studley lake towards the fishing tabernacles

This place’s future is in your hands

With your support we’ll put back the missing pieces of this special place. Your donation will help us restore what was last seen through the eyes of 18th century visitors and carry out other vital conservation work to help protect this internationally significant World Heritage Site.

  • The garden was at its most spectacular 250 years ago when it was originally created
  • We've spent £2 million repairing the water courses since 1983
  • We need to raise £0.5 million to restore the gardens
The Dying Gladiator statue in Studley Royal water garden, UNESCO World Heritage Site in North Yorkshire

What your donations have done so far 

We're working towards restoring the water garden back to its 18th century heyday, including restoring a long lost statue…

Donate to Support Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal gardens

Please select an amount

Studley Royal Water Garden in the 18th century
£25 Would help put back the historic planters and seating around the moon ponds that we can see in eighteenth century paintings of the garden
£50 would help us repair and conserve the river walls that have been damaged by flooding
Work taking place to repair river walls at Fountains Abbey
£65 would pay for one yew hedge that make up the dramatic bosquets in the garden
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Why give to the National Trust?

As a charity, we are dedicated to conserving our nation’s natural and human history so that it can be enjoyed for generations to come. Our conservation projects range from preserving the historic buildings in our care to protecting the plants and wildlife found in outdoor spaces. Your donation will allow us to act quickly, wherever the need is greatest at this special place, and do vital conservation work.

Donate now to protect the 18th century gardens at Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal