A mouth-watering palette of late spring colour covers our Hampshire gardens and countryside. Mottisfont's huge plane trees sport vivid green canopies of fresh foliage. Its unmown verges are lush with wildflowers. Fragrant apple blossom fills The Vyne's orchard and Hinton Ampner's walled garden.
6 May to 2 July, 11am-5pm: invoking a spirit of escape and adventure, posters commissioned by Shell from the 1920s – 1950s featured historic landmarks and inspiring scenes of British countryside, brought vividly to life by artists such as Paul Nash, Graham Sutherland, Rex Whistler and Vanessa Bell.
Maud Russell's Second World War diaries have been published for the first time. Inspired by these writings from Mottisfont’s last owner, we’re telling new, wartime stories around the house. Installations reveal some of Maud's most intimate reflections from this time.
This year, our ambitious roof conservation project has given us an exciting opportunity to shine a spotlight on untold stories from The Vyne’s past. Using music, animation and audio we’re bringing intriguing moments from the mansion’s history to life.
Take in sun-dappled bluebell woods and crystal-clear chalk streams. Hedges full of blossom and heaths alive with bird song. Late spring is a great time to get outdoors, so let our walking trails introduce you to some really memorable springtime experiences.
In spring the New Forest is a terrific place to spot birds and hear beautiful bird song. It’s breeding season, so follow our tips on how to protect ground-nesting birds as you look out for Dartford warblers and woodlarks.
Animals are emerging from hibernation across the 1,600 acres of woodland and tenanted farmland that make up the Mottisfont estate. Find out what species to look out for, and what work we do to help them thrive.
On quiet mornings in Uppark you may catch a glimpse of a native brown hare. The permanent grassland and woodland edges here provide the perfect habitat, and in spring they're at their liveliest, as courtship begins.
We’ve got lots of new adventures for you to discover in Hampshire this May half-term. Solve the mystery of Winchester City Mill’s duck trail, or climb up to The Vyne’s exciting rooftop walkway. Our gardens are full of spring blossom and bulbs too, so get the family outdoors and have some fun.
Help your local National Trust places in Hampshire like Mottisfont, The Vyne or Winchester City Mill by joining your local supporter group. Some are more volunteering focused, and others enjoy social outings together like trips and tours, or lectures.