Bunny’s nose is twitching, nature is waking up after the long sleep of winter. This Easter holiday, at a special place near you, there’s an Easter trail brimming with clues and challenges. The trails test your powers of observation and deduction and lead to intriguing new discoveries about the places you visit. When you follow an Easter trail, you help us look after special places like Hughenden and Cliveden for those who follow.
Bluebells are not the easiest subject to photograph. Dappled light leads to contrast and colour issues and there's the practical aspect of trying not to damage the very thing you're celebrating. Photographer Hugh Mothersole has top tips for phone snappers and professionals alike.
There are loads of friendly National Trust supporter groups in the Thames Valley. They help support our places like Stowe, Hughenden and Greys Court by volunteering and fundraising. They also get together for fun days out, holidays and lectures.
Spring has sprung and the birds are singing. Welcome in the season at our London gardens, orchards and parks. Seek out spring bulbs and blossom at Fenton House or Red House, heritage tulips at Ham House and Garden and carpets of bluebells at Osterley Park
Take in sun-dappled bluebell woods and crystal-clear chalk streams. Hedges full of frothy hawthorn blossom and heaths alive with bird song. Spring has arrived so let our walking trails introduce you to some really memorable springtime experiences.