Stretch your legs on a spring walk to, from and around our special places in London and the South East. Walk among the wildlife and marvel at the spring colour. When you come and see nature wake up, you’re helping us look after nature for everyone.
We’re back for a second series of Secrets of the National Trust with Alan Titchmarsh, getting a behind-the-scenes look at some of Britain’s most intriguing historic homes and gardens. Some of our special places in the South East will feature in the show. Look out for Stowe, where famed 18th-century garden designer Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown learnt his trade, and Waddesdon, where Alan uncovers the story of Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild, famed for his lavish lifestyle. The series begins on 27 Feb at 8pm on Channel 5, so don’t forget to tune in and uncover the stories behind your favourite locations.
Discover Queen Victoria's special affection for Hughenden resident Benjamin Disraeli in this new exhibition. Over the course of 20 years the Queen showered Disraeli with gifts, letters and keepsakes which her prime minister regarded as 'more precious than rubies'.
A fungus previously unknown to world science has been discovered on our land at Wolstonbury Hill. What was thought to be one species, Big Blue Pinkgill (Entoloma bloxamii), has been proven by mycologists at Kew Gardens to be at least four different species in a ground-breaking find.
The costumes created on the popular BBC Four programme a Stitch in Time come to Ham House this Spring. All six costumes will be on display and you can see the intricate work of costumier Ninya Mikhaila and her team up close.
2018 marks the 100 year anniversary of women achieving the vote. Across the Trust, we are exploring the stories and impact of women at the special places we care for in our Women and Power programme. Find out about the powerful women of Smallhythe Place and their roles in the suffrage movement.
Interested in making the most of your National Trust membership? Why not join your local supporter group in London and the South East?
It's a great way to meet people and to enjoy special talks, visits, holidays and other social and fundraising events.
You'll also be helping a great cause.
There are holiday cottages for you to enjoy across the South East from a lighthouse keepers cottage in Kent to garden retreats in Sussex. And every time you stay, you're supporting our conservation work too. How good is that?