Check in with our Head Gardeners in and around East Sussex, to discover the best of the beds, borders and blooms this summer. Choose from the famous White Garden at Sissinghurst, or discover Smallhythe's hidden gem.
The gentle flutter of butterfly wings provides the perfect backdrop for lazy sunny days at our places near by. Find butterfly walks, cliff top habitats and glasshouses filled with these gentle summer stalwarts.
Which butterflies will you see flitting amongst the wildflowers on chalk downland? To help you identify the rare and common species, print off the pdf, fold in half lengthways, then concertina-fold to create a handy, palm-sized guide to take on your walk.
Members of our National Trust supporter groups in Sussex help fund raise for places like Nymans and Sheffield Park - they also get together for days out and talks and tours or volunteer at their local place.
Gather up your family and friends, pack your favourite summer lunch and seek out the perfect spot to unroll your picnic blanket on a visit to our countryside and gardens in the South East. Follow in the footsteps of Jane Austen’s Emma, who famously picnicked at Box Hill, or set up on top of Devil’s Dyke for glorious views of the rolling South Downs.
Chalk grassland is sometimes called Europe’s tropical rainforest. It is home to an incredibly rich and diverse range of plant and insect life. It’s under threat, but our ranger teams are working hard to restore this vital habitat.
Share a wander in the great outdoors with your four-legged friends. Encounter wagging tails on woodland trails or padding paws in wide open parkland. Keep things fresh with a wide variety of trails ready to welcome you and your happy hound.