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.
The tulip festival this April and May gives visitors the opportunity to admire over 15,000 tulips around the garden. The displays include some rare and unusual ones, as well as plenty of colourful combinations and popular varieties.
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 the South Downs to Sheffield Park, Nymans to Petworth.
Visit exclusively on Thursdays and Fridays from 20 April 2017 to experience this modern horticultural haven and discover the work our gardeners have been carrying out over the autumn and winter months as well as an array of spring colour.
Discover the daily tasks that are involved in maintaing the most important art collection in the care of the National Trust over the winter through the eyes of a conservation assistant and how it differs from those of a housemaid from the 1800s how worked at Petworth.
From the high culture of the art collection at Petworth, to an Arts and Crafts cosy home at Standen, you'll be amazed at the variety of houses and unusual buildings we look after in Sussex. There's even a castle for your budding knights in armour.
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.