Early summer in the East of England

Are you looking forward to summer? From sunrise to sunset, make the most of the long summer days ahead. Come and find the perfect picnic spot, a garden to relax in, a new exhibition to discover or enjoy an evening out with friends - we have a whole programme of outdoor theatre, cinema and music to choose from in the East of England.

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Boys with their dad sitting on a tree stump next to the lake

Father's Day in the East of England 

Treat dad to a special day out this Father's Day. Spend time with him at one of our places and make it a day to remember.

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Scone recipes to try at home

We're probably as well known for our scones, as the places we care for. Have you ever wanted to know how to make them? Our secrets are revealed, with these recipes you can try at home.

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Meet some of our volunteers

Volunteers play such an important role in helping us care for special places. Read their stories and find out what it is they love about volunteering.

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Quiet spaces in the East of England

In our increasingly technology driven lives it can be refreshing to switch off from today’s noisy world. So here are some tranquil gardens and quiet spaces to escape for a little while.

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Cycling in the East of England

Cycle routes for little legs or rides that offer more of a challenge. To help you enjoy the great views from your saddle, we've picked out some of the best places to visit by bike in the East of England.

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Summer nights out in the East of England

Make the most of the long summer days with some alfresco entertainment at our places. Pack a picnic hamper and bring along your family and friends to one of our 'summer nights' of film, theatre and music.

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Rose gardens in the East of England

It’s easy to see why the rose remains the nation’s favourite flower. Here's a selection of special rose gardens in the East of England that you'll smell before you see their beauty.

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Gardening tips for the summer

How do you keep your garden looking its best during the summer months? We asked Ickworth's Assistant Head Gardener, for his top tips.

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Early summer gardens in the East of England

As spring fades and summer arrives, the floral displays continue to create a mixture of colour and scent that will put your senses into overdrive. Here are our recommendations for gardens to visit during May and June.

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Weird and wonderful insects in the East of England

Without insects our lives would be very different, they help keep the balance of nature. Butterflies, dragonflies, bees and beetles, they all help keep the natural world turning and here are some to look out for in the East of England.

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Top summer walks in the East of England

As the weather warms up, enjoy a walk through the countryside and enjoy the view. Seek out shade from the tree canopy on a woodland stroll or wander along the coast for a cool sea breeze. Where will become your favourite spot for a summer walk?

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Trust New Art in the East of England

Discover new art installations, as part of an exciting programme of contemporary arts that have been inspired by our places and supported by Arts Council England

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Perfect picnic spots in the East of England

There are some lovely places to gather with friends and family to enjoy a picnic. Our favourite spots include Wimpole's Folly and the riverside setting of Flatford.

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Wildflower meadows in the East of England

Flower rich meadows and grasslands alive with butterflies and bees are less common than they were, but can still be found if you know where to look. We're working hard to protect, conserve and restore them in the East of England.