Promise for nature

Abbey in the background, vegetables growing on both sides of the path in the kitchen garden

Join us this leap year to make a promise for nature. From building a bug hotel to reducing your carbon footprint, we're inviting you to make simple promises to help nature and wildlife thrive.

This year the National Trust celebrates it's 125th year anniversary. And we would like to make a lasting difference to the world around us during this very special year. 

We can work together to take care of our environment and the animals that depend on it. Whether it's a small change like switching to energy-efficient lightbulbs, or volunteering for a monthly beach clean, there are lots of ways to get involved. 

And you won't be doing it alone. Many of our staff and volunteers will be joining in too and making their own promises for nature. 

There’s never been a more important time to look after the places we love to escape to.

Fritillaries in the Cider House Garden
Fritillaries in the Cider House Garden
Fritillaries in the Cider House Garden

Start with small steps

When it comes to helping the environment, sometimes small steps go a long way. Looking for ways to be kinder to the environment can feel like a big task but we can all make small changes for more sustainable lifestyle. 

We have lots of stories to share about what we’re up to. Take a look at some of our top tips for this season:

Why not start to pick up one piece of litter each time you are out for a walk? Can the whole family get involved and everyone fill a bag with rubbish? 

Take part in some of the 50 things to do before you're 11 3/4. This will help families to make a greater connection with nature and notice the amazing world around you. 

Growing your own food is great for the environment and for you. Check out the National Trust website for tips on what to grow in each month and some top tips for you to try.

Spring colours blossoming in gardens
Pink Spring flowers
Spring colours blossoming in gardens