Shake off those winter blues and lift your spirits in a fresh spring garden or the wild countryside. From beds of colourful tulips to buds of delicate blossom, our gardens are finally waking up. We've selected some of the very best places for you to enjoy the delights of spring including the Surrey Hills, Polesden Lacey and Winkworth Arboretum.
Now is the perfect time to get outdoors and spot signs of our gardens and countryside bursting into life. Here are our top walks all around the county to try this spring from Box Hill to the River Wey, Hatchlands Park to Leith Hill.
Nature is waking up after the long sleep of winter and there are family trails for the whole of the Easter holidays at Polesden Lacey, Claremont Landscape Garden and Hatchlands Park. Our Cadbury Easter Egg Hunts are back at 9 National Trust places in Surrey over the Easter weekend. Brimming with clues and intriguing new discoveries about nature, wildlife and the history of the places you visit.
Join Alan Titchmarsh as he goes behind the scenes at our places in a second series of Secrets of the National Trust. We’ll be featuring in episode 3, when Alison Hammond heads to Polesden Lacey to party 1900s-style. Tune in on Tuesday 13 March at 8pm, Channel 5 to find out more.
Book your tickets now for the William Blake in Sussex: Visions of Albion Exhibition open from 13 January 2018. Tickets are limited so please do pre-book to see this one of a kind exhibition that celebrates the artist's relationship with the county.
We're showcasing the quirky machinery and exquisite paintings of Heath Robinson from 20 January - 15 April 2018. In the 1930s, Heath Robinson became known as "The Gadget King", and he is still most widely remembered for his detailed drawings of eccentric, over-complicated contraptions. But he was also a talented painter. Our exhibition reveals the extraordinary breadth of his work.
We've got top spots for cycling, tranquil waterways and plenty of hills to climb across Surrey. Whether you want to picnic lazily or walk for hours, you're sure to find something to enjoy in the countryside we look after in Surrey.
There are lots of National Trust supporter groups in Surrey - come along and make more of your membership on trips to National Trust places, meet like minded people and raise money for your local places like Polesden Lacey and Leith Hill Place.