Everyone needs nature

Nature is a source of comfort for many of us, offering space where we can slow down and take stock. Gardens bursting with colour, woodlands shaded by leafy canopies, the simplicity of a rushing stream and panoramic drama in the skies – these can answer our need for quiet and inspiration. So now is the time to give nature hope. You can support us in helping it last for ever.

It was our founders' vision to open up natural, quiet spaces for everyone to feel uplifted in their daily lives. 125 years later, we're still caring for green spaces so people can take some time to pause, make memories with loved ones in places teeming with life and ultimately feel calmer through the beautiful outdoors.

We know that if people fall in love with nature they'll be more likely to look after it. That's why we're encouraging everyone to head outside and spend some time getting to know the beauty of the world all around them.

From the scent of spring blossom to the sea lapping at the shore, autumn leaves crunching under foot and frosty winter mornings, nature is our escape, our place of calm and comfort.

How you can give nature hope

There are many ways that you and your family can experience the moments of joy that nature gives us. Use all your senses to explore the sights, sounds, smells and textures of the natural world around you. You can give back to nature every day when you make a promise to build a home for wildlife in your back garden or to grow and eat your own seasonal food. You can also help to plant a tree or support our work in protecting natural habitats.

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The lake in autumn at Stourhead, Wiltshire

Plant a tree 

Donate to plant a tree and you'll be helping to plant 20 million trees by 2030. You can plant a tree from just £5 and you'll get a certificate to commemorate your gift too. Your dedication will ensure future generations can enjoy these green spaces for ever.

Nuthatch by the River Bollin at Quarry Bank Mill, Cheshire

Make a promise for nature 

It's never been more important to look after the forests, rivers, oceans and parks we love to escape to. Everyone needs nature, and by taking small steps, together we can make a positive difference to the natural world. So why not make a promise for nature this year? From building a bug hotel to reducing carbon emissions, we've got lots of ways to help you make a promise for nature.

" The need of quiet, the need of air, and I believe the sight of sky and of things growing, seem human needs ..."
Connect with nature every day

Making connections with the natural world is good for us. Whether it's taking a moment to notice the shapes of the clouds, listen to the birds or watch butterflies and bees, this can encourage mindfulness and improve wellbeing.