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We're hoping to carry out long-term restoration of the historic maze at Glendurgan, but need your help to make it happen.
Find out about the wide variety of plant life you can discover in the gardens, woodland and orchard at Lyveden.
Book on to one of our gardeners' workshops and spend time with our gardeners learning tips and techniques that you can apply to your own garden at home.
Erddig’s apple festival began with an ambition to rescue and preserve old apple varieties. Now with 180 apple varieties, it’s fair to say that the event has grown to be a much bigger celebration of this humble fruit.
Between 28 May and 5 June our gardens in North Wales are playing host to a festival of great events and activities.
You won't find many plant labels at our special place - and some of the reasons might surprise you.
Restoring the Walled Garden means that we can save the rose garden and home of one of the oldest grape vines in the UK and Ireland, 'The White Syrian' planted in 1769.
In the early seventies, Erddig in Wrexham was on the brink of ruin. The last Squire and only remaining heir, Philip Yorke III had inherited the crumbling Welsh stately home. Discover more about Erddig - an unexpected survivor.
Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown had a natural talent for designing gardens and landscapes that fitted in seamlessly with the surrounding countryside, looking completely natural to the unsuspecting eye. So after hundreds of years, how do you distinguish between a natural landscape and one designed by one of the greatest gardeners of all time?
Take a look at our chat with Garden Manager Paul Walton and find out the plans for the future of the garden.
What does it take to look after one of the most important historic gardens in the country? We’re back behind the scenes at Dyffryn in Wales to discover what the gardeners get up to in early summer.
Ever wondered what it takes to look after our gardens each season? We're going behind the scenes at Dyffryn, one of the most important gardens in the country to meet the gardening team and discover what it takes to look after our gardens over the autumn months.
Meet newly qualified gardener Liz Maynard who's just completed a two-year placement as part of our training programme for aspiring new gardeners.
In 1870, the 4th Earl inherited gardens left idle for 43 years. Determined to restore them, the 4th Earl documented the transformation in his diary.
The nearly three acre gardens at Rainham Hall provides an oasis of urban green space for visitors to enjoy for free all year round.
Strawberries and cream, morecambe and wise, climbers and scent. The summer is upon us so we caught up with our Head Gardener to see what you need to be doing in your gardens this July.
The gardens and orchards around the moated manor house reflect over 600 years of history.
Check back here monthly for notes from our gardeners about the work that we're doing. In June the team are dead heading the array of roses which have sprung to life with the early summer sun.
What does it take to look after one of the most important historic gardens in the country? We’re back behind the scenes at Dyffryn in Wales to discover what the gardeners get up to in March and April.
When the National Trust took ownership of Hanbury Hall in 1953, the impressive George London gardens had long been swept away. In their place, was an open landscape surrounded by wider countryside, in the style of Capability Brown. Not a trace of the original garden remained but using London’s original 1705 plans, our dedicated team of gardeners have worked to recreate the stunning gardens you see today.
The gardens of Warwickshire offer something that will appeal to all.
The gardens at Clandon have been a canvas for two of the most influential garden designers in English history. Learn more about the landscape.
Find out how we look after and care for the gardens at Croft during springtime.
Chelsea Flower show award winning garden and landscape designer Andy Sturgeon will help the garden team achieve a long term garden vision.
We’ve launched a new Heritage Gardening Programme so that we can offer comprehensive training across all of our gardening roles.
As we move into the summer months, there's plenty to be doing in your gardens. We caught up with our Head Gardener to find out what you need to be doing in your gardens in June.
Take a wander through the gardens and see flowers round every corner as you explore the terraced borders. Discover the best locations to head to on your visit.
Take a wander through the gardens and see flowers round every corner as you explore the terraced borders. Discover the best locations to head to on your visit.
With rare plant collections and unusual design, many of the gardens we look after are one-of-a-kind. We're working hard to restore or improve these seven gardens, so that they can be enjoyed forever.
We love the history behind this special place, and now, we're embarking on the next chapter. To help, we've welcomed award-winning garden designer Diarmuid Gavin to the team. Intrigued? Read on to find out more...
Small changes to our grade II listed gardens continued throughout the 20th century to produce the surroundings that you see today.
Senior Gardener Dan Bennett reflects on the past few months caring for our garden. Much has changed in the garden, as has the role of gardener since the fire in April. In recent weeks his team have begun to return to everyday tasks, and started to look towards the future of the garden.
What does it take to look after a large historic garden and tree collection?
This year's Planter's Seminar will take place at Mount Stewart on Saturday 1 and Sunday 2 October 2016 and the theme is amazing plants! Speakers at the seminar are Roy Lancaster, Bleddyn and Sue Wynn-Jones, and Dan Hinkley.
National Gardening Week was launched five years ago and since then has grown into the country’s biggest celebration of gardening. This year, we are proud to be getting involved and we have a host of fascinating gardening activities, talks and live demonstrations taking place in the historic Walled Kitchen Garden…
Whether you’re looking for beautiful flowers, an impressive landscape park or simply space for you and your family to relax, there’s plenty on offer at Erddig.
Spend a day with our Head Gardener at Mount Stewart. Our garden experiences are insightful and are a rare opportunity to get a glimpse of how we look after our historic gardens.
Our gardeners have been hard at work. Find out what they've been up to, and read about our plant of the month.
Lord Sackville’s stunning private garden is open to visitors every Tuesday from 4 April until 26 September. Explore the walled garden, the wilderness area and a medieval orchard.
Our pick of the top five things to see and do outdoors this season
Introductory talk volunteers engage visitors with the story of Glendurgan. Introducing the spirit of place, they help visitors understand the garden and its position as well as pointing out other ways to continue the story such as guidebooks, audio and boards.
Go on a global journey around Biddulph Grange Garden and explore the world of Victorian gardens inspired by exotic plants and features.
The beautiful Barrington Court garden offers a different experience on each visit throughout the year. You can watch the changing colours and textures of the planting reflect each season.
The parkland at Croome was the first commission by the great landscape designer Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown and would go on to inspire gardens and estates throughout the country. Discover how the team at Croome are rolling back the years and restoring this masterpiece to its former glory.
A brief history of Lyveden, from Roman and medieval settlements through to present day.
The garden at Killerton changes through the seasons, but always has something to offer. Find out more about what to look out for on your visit.
Hidcote is famous for its lavender and looking after is an important task for the dedicated garden team.
Our Physic Garden has been in action since the 18th Century and continues to produce herbs and vegetables for our restaurant today.
The gardens at Kingston Lacy are a riot of colour over summer. From the herbaceous borders in the formal garden to the thriving vegetable beds in the kitchen garden.
The gardens surrounding the National Trust house at Lanhydrock, Cornwall are beautiful all year round.
The Walled Garden in Florence Court, Co. Fermanagh kept the estate in stock of herbs, fruit and vegetables and was an integral part of the working Irish estate. Aided by volunteers, we're working on a project to restore the garden.
See the last of the summer borders and enjoy the changing colours this autumn at Eyam Hall.
Find out what the Gardeners' Bothy has been used for since the 18th-century, and what it looks like today.
Brick or stone built orangeries with extensive areas of glass were developed on the 17th and 18th century estates of the wealthiest landowners and became an important element of a garden or park’s layout
Sissinghurst Castle Garden in Kent is the world renowned garden of Vita Sackville West and Harold Nicolson. Discover why it remains one of the most iconic gardens in Britain.
We're working to restore the Dutch Garden back to its late Victorian heyday. First created by William Hillier, the 4th Earl of Onslow, we'd like to return a little of his original intent.
This year's theme celebrates a wealth of plants and gardening. Talks include: The Collections of Frank Kingdon-Ward, Gardening in the Balearic Islands and The most exciting and inspirational gardens of the world.
Find out about Berrington's ambitious Walled Garden and Pleasure Grounds restoration project. Keep up to date with the latest news and research and how you can donate or get involved.
Exploring mazes can be a lot of fun, but have you ever wondered how much work it takes to establish and care for a maze in a country garden?
We're working hard with our tenant famers to restore hay meadows in the Lake District.
For those wishing to delve deeper into the history of the garden revival, this exhibition will look at the people and places that influenced Mrs Beale with the garden at Standen. Sat 6 May – Sun 3 Sept 11am-4pm. Free, normal admission applies.
It's hard to believe that in a little over 30 years Lord Fairhaven transformed a desolate flat landscape into one of the great gardens of the 20th Century. Join us for a tour of his garden.
Himalayan Balsam, Rhododendron and Japanese Knotweed – they’re familiar sights, but actually, in the wrong place, they’re becoming a real problem across the Lake District. These are just some of the non-native plants here, or 'alien invasions' as we call them. In 2016, our Rangers and volunteers spent over 300 days tackling them - that’s nearly a year! We do this so indigenous plants survive, and that animals aren’t affected by these alien invaders either. They appear on land and in water – here’s 4 of the species to watch out for when you’re in the Lake District.
Our garden volunteer, Dorothy keeps track and records every plant at Ickworth. One plant at a time.
Area Ranger Ian Goode gives an insight into the wonderful variety of trees we look after at Stowe, and how we care for them.
The Orangery fell in to disrepair, much like the rest of Calke. Find out how we preserved it and how it looks today.
Lawrence Johnston was a keen plant collector and undertook the adventurous past time of plant hunting
Our gardeners have found they may have some vegetable competition
The ‘Bringing Killerton Park to Life’ project is seeing lost views revealed, habitats improved and the parkland revitalized with a range of new walks for visitors to enjoy.
Celebrate the work of the famous landscape designer who shaped the gardens in the eighteenth century.
Upton’s garden team have joined in the wartime spirit with dig for victory planting throughout the gardens. Potato Pete and Dr Carrot proclaimed the benefit and we shall plant them!
Upton’s garden team have join in the wartime spirit with dig for victory planting throughout the gardens. Potato Pete and Dr Carrot proclaimed the benefit and we shall plant them!
With the hawthorn and horse chestnut’s starting to flower May is here.
Find out more about the creator of Hidcote Garden
Hidden in Devon is a secret garden, dedicated to protecting and cultivating the rare and historically significant plants in our care.
The discovery of some hidden stone steps was the moment that Head Gardener James Masters knew it was his vocation to make Standen’s lost garden shine again.
With over 400 years of history, the gardens surrounding The Vyne’s former Tudor palace offer a welcome escape to the outdoors. Find out useful information about bringing your dog and our family friendly activities.
Discover how we’re acting as boldly as Ickworth’s garden pioneers in tackling today’s threat to their original Italianate vision: Box Blight.
Why not join one of the parkland chats when you visit and learn a little more about the landscape while you take in the best views in Warwickshire.
Explore the fascinating past and future plans of Ickworth’s Walled Garden. A great place for picnics, inspiring views and wildlife.
Tucked up in their garden shed with cups of tea pouring over seed catalogues is how many visitors might imagine our gardeners in the chilly winter months. If only. This is a busy time for the team – planting, rebuilding, repairs, cleaning, and tree work are just for starters.
Find out the best summer gardens around Berkshire for drinking in the sight and scent of summer flowers and kitchen gardens heavy with fruit.
On Monday 22 May 2017, Polesden Lacey, in partnership with Peter Beales Roses, launched the fabulous Rosa 'Margaret Greville' at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show, the same day of Her Majesty the Queen's attendance. Visitors can enjoy the rose in bloom in the summer sun from mid-June or buy their own to enjoy at home.
Our living exhibition of four centuries of tulips will be in full bloom this April. This display of tulip planting in our Kitchen Garden will take visitors through four centuries of planting styles, colours and shapes using more than 1500 bulbs, including varieties that are rarely seen and not commercially available.
The two-acre Victorian garden of Peckover House has hidden corners, paths and the occasional touch of the exotic.
Whether you would prefer to relax in the tranquility of the formal gardens or embark on a woodland trail with the family, the beautiful gardens at Oxburgh are the perfect place to enjoy nature at its best. Explore them on your visit.
Step into spring with a stroll around Belton's vibrant gardens
We care for hundreds of amazing gardens, but these are the jewels in our crown. Find out why they're so well known.
We've gardens set in medieval ruins, water gardens and much more to enjoy in Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Hampshire and Oxfordshire.
Wrap up warm and explore Colby Woodland Garden this winter. From refreshing winter walks to seasonal colour, there's still lots to see and do in the chillier months.
This historic garden comes into its own in the autumn months, when dazzling displays of colour reflect in the lakes and stunning views await around every bend.
We look after a lot of beautiful gardens, and even secret gardens. Find out where to discover some hidden gems.
Share your day at Lyveden with your canine companion.
You don't need to leave your dogs at home when you're planning to come to Coleton Fishacre. Dogs are very welcome in the garden on short leads, while you go into the house dogs can rest in the shady area, and there are lots of local walks to choose from.
Surrey boasts our only arboretum, landscape gardens fit for a princess and plenty of spots for picnics. There's a variety of gardens and parks to enjoy.
If our gardens seem a delightful surprise today in deepest Wales, think how much more shocking they must have seemed in the past.
Explore the rose garden, take a seat in the orchard, discover the medieval style knot garden and soak up some sunshine on the sunny lawns in Compton Castle's garden.
See how an overgrown industrial yard has become an Arts and Crafts garden, featuring plants that would have been grown here in days gone by.
Planning a day out the whole family will enjoy? Let your children's or grandchildren's imaginations run wild as they explore our gardens.
Occupying the site of a vegetable patch which once provided the soldiers in the Castle with food, this garden is now a riot of bright plants all working together to create a beautiful carpet of colour.
Discover the story of how our gardens were never 'Browned', but remained beautiful.
As we turn our backs on winter we're inviting you to enjoy the growing signs of spring at Glendurgan. With bulb flowers emerging from the ground and tightly closed buds bursting open on flowering trees, it's a great time to celebrate the season.
It's an exciting time as we look to the future of Glenmona estate
It's over a mile to walk around Glendurgan and it involves a change in level of over 200 feet. It's really important that we help our visitors explore the garden by finding routes that suit their needs and priorities. Wayfinding volunteers do just this, as well as providing a friendly presence at the start of the garden visit.
From Robert Clive in the early 1800s, to Lady Violet in the early 20th century, our gardens were transformed into 'a paradise in Wales'.
There are five formal gardens at Cliveden and many more acres of woodlands to explore across the estate.
The cottage garden at the Old Post Office provides a welcome retreat from the busy high street. Awash with colour throughout the year, the garden continually changes with the seasons, as different flowers take turns to blossom.
For more than 25 years the sloping sides of the valley garden at Glendurgan have been looked after to make them a home for a beautiful mix of wildflowers.
In early summer the Rose Garden is filled with colour and scent, and is a real highlight of a visit to Compton Castle. There Knot Garden is about to be replanted and the orchard is ripe for exploration.
Winter weekends are a great time to explore Greenway garden; there are woodland walks and river views to enjoy during November and December weekends.
Come and see the spectacular and intriguing Temple set within a garden at Anglesey Abbey that was planted especially for autumn colour.
Take a stroll down to the River Rother, wander at your leisure in the pleasure grounds and find tranquillity in the long walk.
Overlooking the cliffs of Salcombe is Otto Overbeck's home and sub-tropical garden. Amidst the exotic planting of the garden, you'll find a secret garden with a maze-like parterre.
In the castle there are the charming and historical Great Hall, Sub Solar and Solar to explore, as well as the medieval kitchen and chapel.
Find out the best summer gardens around Oxfordshire for drinking in the sight and scent of summer flowers and kitchen gardens heavy with fruit.
On Saturday 11 March the Greenway garden team entered the RHS Early Spring Flower Show with a selection of camellias from the garden. Find out how the team got on (spoiler alert: they did really, really well), and what the judges look for in a prize-winning camellia.
In the summer months the garden is filled with colour from the exotic planting thriving in this sheltered coastal valley. With pastel colours filling one garden, hot reds and oranges another, the garden is full of contrast.
From intimate gardens in romantic settings to ancient parklands filled with magnificent trees, you'll find a variety of beautiful landscapes to enjoy at our places in Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.
Summer is truly here in the garden, with colour filling every flower bed. The garden team have shared what is looking best in the garden this summer, and the work they'll be doing over the summer months.
Tired of busy city living? Visit our small urban gardens in the heart of the city for a lunch-break, or our vast parks for weekend picnics, walks and cycle rides.
Explore a paradise in Wales. Dating back 300 years, our world-class gardens are steeped in history. Nowhere else will you experience such a theatrical mix of dramatic terraces, sophisticated flower borders, fantastical topiary and superb views.
Celebrate the 300th anniversary of one of the UK’s most celebrated landscape gardeners, Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown, whose designs can still be seen today at many of our places.
Coleton Fishacre garden is nestled in a coastal valley and sheltered from the elements, allowing tender and exotic plants to thrive. With sea views, woodland to walk in and formal terraces filled with colour to explore, there is so much to see and do.
Let the Gardeners talk you through what to look out for at Biddulph Grange each season. Now Summer has arrived and the garden is in bloom, whilst the trees offer shelter from glorious sun.
Jamie Harris, Polesden Lacey's Head Gardener, reveals why he left a career in TV to become a gardener for the National Trust.
Do you have green fingers? Working with our expert gardeners to help make our gardens look magnificent is rewarding for any horticultural enthusiast.
Killerton includes 6,400 acres of historic estate, a Georgian house, it's collections, two chapels and three satellite properties. Find out more about the work going to care these special places.
We've been training gardeners for decades and have launched two courses designed for those wishing to develop careers in heritage gardening.
This month Jamie reveals some top tips for pruning climbing roses and wisteria, while also highlighting the best bits of the garden in January.
A history of the rise, fall and rediscovery of the Weston Plats near Branscombe.
Conservation is at the heart of all our work. Discover what goes on behind the scenes to preserve Mottisfont for future generations.
Killerton is home to trees from all continents except Antarctica. Find out why.
Budding success with Mount Stewart Garden Apprenticeship Scheme
Built in the late 18th century the walled gardens at Llanerchaeron have been producing fruit and vegetables for over 200 years. Originally a high tech hive of Georgian industry the gardens have a much more romantic and dreamy feeling about them today.
The garden is springing into summer, and the garden is bursting with colour. As the season changes, different flowers bloom so there's always something new to see.
We are doing a lot over winter to improve your experience next year.
Check out the Polesden Lacey garden blog for all the latest news about garden activities, natural conservation issues and vacancies in the team.
Find out how Christmas is manifested in the gardens at Polesden Lacey throughout the festive season. From traditional festive garlands to a winter garden blooming with scent and colour, Mrs Greville's gardens are alive with festive spirit.
Our gardens delight all year round and have a twist with modern sculptures. Find out more about our plants and when to enjoy them at their best.
Potter around our lovingly restored walled garden and savour the sights and smells of fresh produce and flower borders. Pick up some fruit and veg to take home or sample seasonal produce in the tea-room.
Success is blooming within the Mount Stewart Garden Apprenticeship Scheme.
We care for lots of gardens that are filled with crafted, artistic topiary. Here are some of our best places to see it.
Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes in our gardens? We talk to Andrew Mudge, who heads up the gardening team at Cliveden.
Learn about Kitty Lloyd Jones and how her arrival in the 1930s radically reshaped the garden.
Come and meet Pete, the gardener in charge at Hill Top. It's a busy job maintaining a garden that's visited by 100,000 visitors a year.
Beautiful and intriguing exotic plants and banks of restful wildflowers are tucked into three sheltered valleys leading down to the Helford River.
Bluebells are brightening up the parkland and our stunning Magnolia Liliflora is starting to bloom underneath the clocktower.
Discover London’s hidden and little known gardens from the historic and traditional to the new and experimental. Open Garden Squares Weekend 2015 also featured guided cycling and walking tours and family-friendly activities.
As Biddulph bursts into colour, learn about all the new planting and pathways of flowers you can explore at Biddulph Grange Gardens.
Pupils from Galmpton carry on a traditional link between Greenway and their school by tending to an allotment in the Walled Garden. Once the vegetables have been harvested, the kids come for a celebration with their parents and enjoy the fruits of their labours with a delicious dinner.
See seasonal blooms at their best, get top tips from our green fingered experts and learn about wild and cultivated spring flowers at one of our spring garden events.
Our formal garden rooms were thoughtfully laid out with the help of notable garden designers Lanning Roper in the 1980s and the Bannermans in the late 1990s. Read more about the garden rooms here.
Birches (Betula), have bark in a variety of textures and shades of colour from dazzling white to milky-cream and bronze-pink to coppery-brown. They're a delight during winter months.
Keeping our famous yew tumps in tip-top condition is no easy feat but our gardeners make the task look easy.
Jonny Bass, Head Gardener at Mottisfont, explains how to make your own rose arch in an easy step by step guide.
From tiny insects to rare species, find out how our gardeners have created a haven for wildlife.
The gardens at Chartwell, Kent, are blooming thanks to the use of the waste products from award-winning beer made at nearby Westerham Brewery.
The coastal gardens at our special places have some uniquely eye-catching views. With the sea as their back drop and perennial planting, you can enjoy visiting all year. Find one near you.
A visit to the shop and Gardener's Bothy plant sales at the Visitor Centre is a relaxing way to spend some time looking for that perfect souvenir or gift.
With formal lawn boarders, an orchard and a rose garden there's plenty to keep on in the garden at Hampstead's Fenton House. We grab a few moments with Gardener-in-Charge, Andrew Darragh to find out how he keeps on top of things in this vibrant north London garden.
Find out about our ever changing potager - our ornamental vegetable garden made up on around 1,200 lettuces.
Take a wander through the gardens and see spring colours round every corner as you explore the terraced borders. Discover the best locations to head to on your visit.
Find out about some unique horticultural projects underway in our gardens. Our experienced gardeners provide knowledge and guidance to their teams as they maintain and restore heritage planting. They work hard with staff and volunteers to improve and restore the many famous gardens in our care.
After the foggy mornings and dark evenings of winter, enjoy the beginnings of spring as life returns to Hanbury’s gardens. From beds of colourful tulips to buds of delicate blossom, our gardens are finally waking up.
Mr Straw's House is full over everyday yet unusual items left by the Straw family. The greenhouse at Mr Straw's House is no different, a treasure trove of cacti and succulents, many of which only flower once a year.
Gardener Joe shares his top recommendations for making the most of the garden this spring.
Following on from the major conservation project in 2015/16, Dyrham Park continues on its journey - with the house and garden in a state of transformation.
Sir Thomas Acland wished to have garden and parkland fit for his new family seat at Killerton. Find out about John Veitch's legacy.
Make the most of the last rays of summer sun at gardens in and around West Sussex. From the herbaceous borders at Nymans in Handcross, to the kitchen garden at Standen, near East Grinstead. Every visit you make helps us look after these special gardens for years to come.
Find out what our kitchen gardeners got up to as we entered late summer in the walled garden.
The gardens at Upton are home to many varieties of the beautiful Aster flower, launching autumn in the garden from late September with blues and purple.
Make the most of the last rays of summer sun at gardens in Hampshire. There's so much to see, from Hinton Ampner's fruit and flower-packed walled garden to The Vyne's magnificent dahlia displays and brimming apple orchard.
Where there's countryside, there's a harvest and where there's an orchard, there's an apple day. Come and celebrate the best of the season with us.
Where there's countryside, there's a harvest and where there's an orchard, there's an apple day. Come and celebrate the best of the season with us.
Where there's countryside, there's a harvest and where there's an orchard, there's an apple day. Come and celebrate the season's best with us.
Visit us this August to see an array of exotic and traditional planting.
As Stowe's first garden designer, Charles Bridgeman kick started the transformation from formal gardens to famous landscaped splendor
From a Georgian water garden on a grand scale to the homely cottage garden that inspired Beatrix Potter - see the amazing gardens the North of England has to offer.
As the evenings become lighter and the days become longer, we caught up with our Head Gardener to find out what you need to be doing in your gardens this month.
Woolbeding Estate was given to the National Trust in 1957, find out more about how Woolbeding was transformed into a garden of design.
Our beautiful orchard with many old apple varieties, meadow supporting flowers throughout the season and native hedgerows greet you on arrival.
The gardens in our care have much to offer all year round.
Blow those cobwebs away with a frosty winter walk, with over 55 acres of formal and informal gardens there is plenty to discover at Dyffryn.
Laid out by Ralph Dutton in the 1930s and 40s, Hinton Ampner remains something of a hidden gem. Discover early summer scents, crisp hedges and beautiful pastel colours tucked away in this sleepy corner of Hampshire with our Head Gardener, John Wood.
With eight acres of gardens to discover, there is always something in bloom at Gunby.
The Treasurer's garden has won Gold in the Yorkshire in Bloom competition for the last three years. It's the perfect place to take time out in York city centre, watching wildlife or enjoying views of the Minster.
A mixture of picnic lawns, sweeping views and a 3-acre working Walled Garden which you can explore through the seasons with your family and four legged friend.
Wales is blessed with many magnificent gardens and parks - formal and informal, town or country. Find your perfect place to escape, be inspired and watch the seasons unfold.
There's always something to see in the gardens at Seaton Delaval Hall, whatever the time of year. Discover how the gardens change with the seasons and what to expect on your visit.
Find out how Snow Drops are a symbol of the new season of life returning to the sunlight and warmth.
Autumn is a time to celebrate the golden days of harvest. The Vyne has three weeks of orchard tours, apple tastings and apple pressing. You'll get expert apple growing advice from Winchester City Mill, and in the New Forest our October walk explores the mysterious world of fungi.
From apple pressings at the Slindon Estate to seasonal guided walks in the South Downs, West Sussex is embracing apple days and harvest events across the region.
Take a late summer stroll and admire the many plants and flowers decorating our parks and gardens across the region.
From late summer colour in the rose garden at Bateman's to 100-year-old purple cut-leaved Japanese Maples at Scotney Castle, there is plenty to see across the region.
Admire the fruit and vegetables in Chastleton's gardens as they reach their peak in September or see stunning bedding displays on the parterre at Waddesdon Manor.
The summer may be officially over, but nobody told our gardens. They're still looking lovely in the September sun and in many places you can see (and taste) the kitchen garden produce being put to good use.
Make the most of the last rays of summer sun at gardens in and around Sussex. The borders are in full flight at Nymans in Handcross, while the garden at Standen, near East Grinstead, looks beautiful in the September light. Or take a chance to view late summer colour in the rose garden at Bateman's.
Spring is finally here, and the kitchen gardeners and volunteers have been getting on with new projects and planting out. Find out a little more about what we've been up to.
Every weekend in September you're invited to help the Beningbrough team plant bulbs to reach their 300,000 target to mark their 300th year.
At 450ft (130m) the Long Range glasshouse in Clumber Park’s Walled Kitchen Garden is the longest glasshouse cared for by the National Trust.
There's so much to look out for in the gardens, find out what the Head Gardener thinks are the top sights to see this July.
The garden at Plas yn Rhiw has a lot to offer through the seasons, from delightful snowdrops to an orchard of fruits and enchanting flowers.
There's plenty to learn about and enjoy in the gardens this summer.
Stourhead is home to many remarkable trees, shrubs and plants. But why?
Vita was particularly fascinated by plants with historical or literary associations. She admired Norah Lindsey, Constance Spry and William Robinson, whilst Harold had a deep love and knowledge of classical art and architecture. They were both surprisingly well organised gardeners, always keeping copious notes and lists. Read on to find out how the lime walk was created.
Christmas traditions extend to plants too - find out about the history behind them.
See summer sizzle as colourful display and brilliant bouquets emerge at our special places across the capital. From the bountiful boarders at Fenton House and Garden to sweet citrus scents at Ham House and Garden and Osterley Park.
Gardener Ashley picks out his favourite seasonal blooms. See if you can spot them on your visit.
The garden becomes enchanting in yet another way in late spring, with one area in particular bursting into richly scented life. Find out more about what flora you can spot.
From garden rooms at Sissinghurst Castle Garden in Kent, rambling roses at the world-famous rose garden at Mottisfont in Hampshire to the secret garden charms of the garden at Fenton House in Hampstead, London, you're bound to find a blaze of glorious garden colour at your local National Trust garden in the South East.
Emmetts Garden is a small site with big plans. Head Gardener, Matthew Scott has embarked on a long term project in the South Garden to restore this area of rare and exotic plants to its early 1900s glory.
Let the gardeners talk you through what to look out for at Biddulph Grange each season. Currently we are enjoying the tender shoots and beautiful flowers of spring.
An ambitious project is underway to create a 21st-century garden with echoes of the past at Dyrham Park.
The way we garden plays a key roll in encouraging wildlife. Here are five places where we are doing our bit for nature.
Discover the best of what's in bloom in the garden at Polesden Lacey this summer. From roses to red hot pokers, we're bursting with colour and fragrance.
Even during the colder months, there’s lots of colour and structure to be enjoyed in Croome’s parkland.
Described as 'alleys of blossom and scent' by Robert Gittings, you're in for a sensory treat in the gardens at Greys Court.
As a new season arrives, discover the colourful blooms bursting through the borders and enjoy a relaxing walk around the garden, as the fresh scents of spring fill the air.
At St Michael's Mount, the garden cling to the granite cliff face and for many visitors it is astonishing that a garden exists at all. This season we are placing a spotlight on our unique cliff-side seaside garden.
The West garden is an ever-changing landscape - home to beautiful borders, seasonal planting and a small perry pear orchard.
Take a wander through the gardens and see spring colours round every corner as you explore the terraced borders. Discover the best locations to head to on your visit.
Snowdrops are the first bulbs to bloom and show signs of life after the winter months, discover these gems of spring at Hardwick.
To mark the centenary of the First World War, the Walled Garden hosted an exhibition during 2016, exploring the vital role of food production and gardening during wartime. The exhibition will be taken down at the end of November 2016.
Places in and around West Sussex are celebrating the golden days of harvest with events that are brilliant for families. With apple pressings and harvest days they’ve become a firm favourite in our calendar at places like Slindon.
Have a go at making your own apple juice at Bateman's, sample produce from the markets at Sissinghurst Castle Garden and explore what else East Sussex has to offer this season.
Make the most of the last rays of summer sun at gardens in and around Surrey. From the formal borders at Polesden Lacey to the landscaped garden at Claremont.
Celebrate the humble British apple at National Trust properties in London this autumn from Red House in Bexleyheath to Fenton House in Hampstead.
From the burgeoning dahlias and bulging pumpkins at The Vyne to 57 varieties of apples at Hughenden Manor, late summer gardens in the South East are bursting with colour and flavour.
Learn more about how Lancelot 'Capability' Brown, shaped the landscape at properties throughout the Midlands
If you visit Morden Hall Park you’ll find bargains dotted all over the Garden Centre. It could be anything from plants to furniture, seed, feed, or watering cans. Now we’ve gathered them all into one place for you to take advantage.
Discover how the Keating sisters restored this overgrown garden to grow beautiful magnolia, azaleas, camellias and more.
The garden team have welcomed thousands of new members to their team. The new team members are bugs who have got a job to do: to control the pests in the glass houses.
Would you like to explore a whole estate in an hour? The Sunnycroft garden allows you to do just that.
How our gardening team is working hard to make the outdoor space at Red House an even more pleasant place for visitors to enjoy.
Garden guides enjoy helping visitors find their way around the garden and explaining what there is to see within the walls.
Knightsayes has something different to see in the garden almost every month, and the summer ones are no exception. Find out what you can expect to see when you next pay a visit between June and the end of August.
Enjoy the summer colour arriving in the parkland.
The gardens at Calke are full to bursting with colour this summer. See what our busy gardeners have been up to and enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of the garden at its best.
Stroll around our 18th-century pleasure grounds, explore our woodland and discover how we make our gardens even greener.
Our team of garden staff and volunteers work hard to look after the gardens so you can relax. Much of the work goes unnoticed, so we thought we'd provide a sneaky peek at what they get up to.
Take a wander through the gardens and see spring colours round every corner as you explore the terraced borders. Discover the best locations to head to on your visit.
Find out what's going on in the gardens at Stoneywell with a monthly update from Head Gardener Joe.
Do you want to create a refuge for species that are declining in the wild? Here are nine ways you can bring more nature into your garden.
Have you been inspired by the incredible daffodil displays at our places this spring? Here's how to get the expert effect at home
Spring is a busy time for gardeners. Here are five top tips from our gardening experts for the season ahead.
Find out more about the men and women who traveled the world in search of beautiful plants and brought them back to our gardens.
Discover the extensive collection of rhododendrons in the gardens at Stoneywell
Find out what our garden team get up to during the winter months.
Warmer months at Croome means the spring flowers begin to emerge in the parkland.
Step into a garden of peace and tranquillity created by an influential amateur , Phyllis Reiss, who shared her garden with those around her.
It may be one of the dreariest and cold months, but there's plenty to see in January and February at Knightshayes in the gardens. Here's our garden team's top tips for things to spot.
Both Halls seem larger and more magnificent through the bare frames of mature garden trees. As winter descends upon us it brings it's own beauty to the courtyards of the Hardwick gardens.
Enjoy a stroll around the gardens at Hanbury Hall. From the Walled Garden to Kytes Orchard and beyond, the gardens at Hanbury look beautiful throughout the year.
This September be dazzled by all sorts of late summer blooms, as the leaves begin to change spot russet reds, golden yellows and burning bronzes.
Join us for an exciting series of volunteering days this year in the Rainham Hall Gardens. It's an opportunity for the whole family to get mucked in.
2016 marks the 300th anniversary of Lancelot 'Capability' Brown, one of the UK's most celebrated landscape gardeners. Find out more about the man who helped define our image of the English landscape.
Enjoy a relaxing stroll through the walled kitchen garden in this guided tour and embark on a journey through the history of the walled kitchen garden and how it is used today.
This Saturday 14 May, head to Florence Court in County Fermanagh to enjoy some gardening tips and tastings in the Kitchen Garden.
The garden team have designed a programme of events based around three themes in the Year of the English Garden: Bulbs, Roses and Meadows. These months will run throughout the year and hopefully will have something for everyone. Take a look to see what's in store for bulb month Wednesday 13 April - Sunday 15 May.
As we move into a new month, we catch up with our Head Gardener to get the top tips on what you need to be doing in your gardens throughout May.
There's so much to look out for in the gardens, find out what the Head Gardener thinks are the top sights to see this May.
Spring is a busy time in the Community Kitchen Gardens. Volunteer Nina let's us know what the team are getting up to...
We caught up with our Head Gardener Chris Margrave to find out what's happening in the Walled Kitchen Garden this month and what you need to be doing in your gardens for the season ahead.
Created by Leonard Woolf, this English cottage garden is gorgeous whatever the season
Learn how to make your garden greener without wasting water.
From 19 to 25 June, Knightshayes will be celebrating British Flower Week. Promoting British cut flowers and foliage, we'll be using both flowers grown in the gardens here at Knightshayes and local suppliers to adorn the house with stunning floral displays throughout.
Open Garden Squares Weekend ticket holders will be able to join special garden tours at Rainham Hall on 17 and 18 June.
Senior Gardener Mark shares his favourite parts of the garden this summer. Come and see them for yourself.
Make the most of the summer months with a stroll around our beautiful gardens at Hanbury Hall.
Take inspiration from the ladies who created an intimate and special garden, that continues to be inspired by their passion for color and bold planting schemes.
Celebrate the end of winter and the arrival of spring at one of our many seasonal flower events.
It's all go in the walled garden as Spring falls upon us. Find out what the gardeners have been up to and find out new things to see.
Ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes in our gardens? Ian Wright, consultancy manager and lead gardens adviser in the South West region, reveals all.
Discover the beauty of the gardens at Seaton Delaval Hall - stroll through the parterre, relax in the peaceful privy garden, explore the wider Vanbrugh landscape and give a hug to our old Weeping Ash...
Our head gardener reveals some handy tips for cultivating a beautiful autumn garden.
Explore acres of beautiful gardens - perfect for family days out.
Every season provides a different scene in Dyrham Park's versatile West Garden with its beautiful borders, picturesque ponds and plentiful picnic spots.
Places in and around Surrey are celebrating the golden days of harvest with events that are brilliant for families. With apple pressings and harvest days they’ve become a firm favourite in our calendar at places like Swan Barn Farm and Dapdune Wharf.
From the fiery shades of Morden Hall Park to the buttery tones at Osterley Park and House - make the most of the last rays of summer sun in the National Trust gardens of London.
Celebrate the late summer and early autumn days of harvest at your local places in Kent. There's apple days, orchard events and markets galore at Sissinghurst Castle Garden, Scotney Castle and more.
Make the most of the last rays of summer sun at our gardens in Kent. From early harvest pickings at Smallhythe Place to long herbaceous border displays at Ightham Mote, there is plenty to see.
From the culinary delights in the kitchen garden at Greys Court to the glorious gardens at Cliveden - lap up the last of the summer this year across the county.
A sheltered haven, Longshaw kitchen garden is little known, much loved and great for butterflies and bees!
The Hatfeild Horticultural is our monthly guide to the history of Morden Hall Park, and its philanthropic donor. Mr Hatfeild was an enthusiastic gardener, and this guide is a great way to find out more about his home and the way he worked the land. In this edition, find out how to handle common garden pests, and learn about our link to one particular type of pea.
Despite suffering severe flooding last December, the garden that inspired a poet is back to its glorious best. But don’t just take our word for it – come and see for yourself.
Check back here monthly for notes from our gardeners about their highlights and the work we are doing. This month our gardener Helen tells us what she loves about roses.
When it's hot outside, the experienced gardeners that keep our gardens looking great all year round urge you not to panic. Follow their top tips and your gardens and lawns will survive the heatwave.
Sit in the summer house, and enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the pool garden, and how it changes through the seasons. Watch swallows in a display of acrobatics over the pond in May.
Spring is the perfect time of year to venture into the orchard to admire the apple blossom and the promise of autumnal treats.
The garden at Overback's is a history lesson in itself, with its plants and trees collected from around the world.
This year we hope to re-instate a series of Rose poles which were a feature in the original Rose Garden designed by Lord Fairhaven in the late 1930s. We're using our proceeds from the NT's Special Places raffle to help fund this conservation project. Tickets cost £1 and are available from Visitor Reception, the Shop & Plant Centre.
Ed Foss from Just Aylsham caught up with Mike Owers in the walled garden to find out how the project is moving along, now that we're half way through.
We're lucky to have many wonderful volunteers at Killerton who support us in many different ways. Help bring Killerton to life.
Thanks to funds donated we have been able to restore an Alexander Pope quote in the Grotto
Dogs are not allowed in the gardens or grounds at Upton, but there are a host of other National Trust places in the Midlands that are much more suitable for a day out with man’s best friend.
Isaac Newton's apple tree - still green and growing in this corner of Lincolnshire
Find peaceful spots to ponder and relax in our orchard at Brockhampton. Find out about pick you own days and have your fill of our juicy damsons and apples.
Mount Stewart’s walled garden is one of the gardens hoping to benefit from our Walled Gardens appeal which aims to restore these treasured growing spaces.
We're working hard to preserve the buildings and landscape for present and future generations.
The history of Hare Hill, from the late 18th century to the present day
How volunteering at Melford Hall has helped Caroline to develop her career in horticulture.
The first part of the Quarry Bank has been realised with the restoration of the upper garden and rare glasshouse. We hope that you enjoy the garden.
Buy a gift that will last centuries as part of our conservation work to replant our estate to it's former glory.
We're currently carrying out conservation work to the South Terrace as part of a major project to restore the 350 year old Terrace to its former glory.
Discover more about the history of the garden and its creator
Did you know our main visitor car park was originally a walled garden created to supply the estate with fruit and vegetables? We've been working to reinstate the kitchen garden character by planting fruit trees against the walls.
From preserving pictures to relocating fish, there's always something to keep us busy.
Find out more about our work, what you'll find us doing at the moment, and how you can help.
The mirror pool is a striking feature of Upton's Garden. From the lawn you can look down and see the kitchen garden and colourful terraced reflected in it. But its clay liner has a leak, so we need to drain the pool and reline the pool to see the reflections once again.
For the past 15 years Hidcote's volunteer archivist, Graham Pearson, has uncovered exciting new information about Lawrence’s life as a gardener, plant hunter and soldier.
Gardeners have transformed an old poolside garden into an exotic plant paradise - and goldfish will add the final glittering flourish.
Lord Fairhaven was an extremely generous benefactor not only to the National Trust but many other organisations and the local community. Find out more about this man, his family and the contribution he made to life in Cambridge, and the country as a whole.
Visit the Flower of Kent apple tree associated with Isaac Newton and his law of gravity in the Woolsthorpe orchard.
See our pear arch, our lightning scarred oak, our 200 year old turkey oak and the fourth largest variegated English oak in the country.
Blickling’s walled garden is hoping to benefit from our Walled Gardens appeal which aims to restore these treasured growing spaces.
Together with our partners, it’s our role to ensure this exceptional landscape is looked after now and in the future. Find out about some of the projects we're working on at the moment.
We look after some of Britain’s most special and significant trees. Find out about the record breakers in our care, including the oldest, most famous and best for climbing.
Over eighteen months, a dedicated team of staff and volunteers at Blickling have turned a neglected events field into a beautiful, productive walled garden, similar to the one that supported the Estate up to the late 1930s.
In 2016 we'll be focusing the next phase of our ten year parkland restoration project on the Cascade in the garden of Farnborough Hall. This key feature is in need of some big repairs. You can see how work is progressing if you visit when the gardens are open on on Wednesday and Saturday afternoons. Or read more about it here.
'Capability' Brown celebrations begin with our Director-General Dame Helen Ghosh planting a tree at Croome, Worcestershire, one of his most significant landscapes.
Our on-going project in the water garden will rediscover the 1781 experience, when the garden was at its most spectacular.
Gibside walled garden is one of the gardens hoping to benefit from our Walled Gardens appeal, which aims to restore these treasured growing spaces.
Find out about the six main principles behind our conservation work to understand how and why we protect the properties and landscapes we care for.
Plant one of 10,000 snowdrops in our garden to help create a beautiful snowdrop walk to come back and enjoy next year.
Feeling inspired by New Year resolutions to get out and walk off your Christmas dinner?
Restoration work is underway to restore the pond in the walled garden, improving the water quality for water plants, birds and wildlife.
Quarry Bank’s Upper Garden is one of the gardens hoping to benefit from our Walled Gardens appeal, which aims to restore these treasured growing spaces.
See some of the interesting ways we've used the trees lost in the storms of winter 2013
Our staff and volunteers work hard to care for the house, estate and gardens. Take a look at our projects and plans to preserve Dudmaston forever, for everyone.
Help us celebrate the local Armagh Bramley apple every Sunday at Ardress House
Come and explore our variety of gardens. Wander the wilderness, walk in the walled vegetable garden, stroll by the lake and let the borders bewitch you.
Open daily from dawn to dusk, Cotehele garden is a garden for all seasons, with 12 distinct areas for you to explore. Discover formal areas, a wild Valley Garden, orchards, a cut flower garden and tranquil corners.
Discover the delights of summer at Red House with a garden in bloom and craft activities for all.
There’s so much for all the family at Canons Ashby this half-term. Outdoor exploring, gardens full of colour, the inspirational story of Sir Henry’s daughter and a new family trail “stolen”.
Psst! We've got a few secrets to share with you. Uncover fantastic family days out at the places we look after. Discover puzzling mazes, caves hidden behind waterfalls and underground adventures.
One of the original 'open' gardens in the National Garden Scheme, the gardens at Ightham Mote have been welcoming visitors to their different 'rooms', rather than an overall grand scheme.
The vibrant colours of Eyam's walled garden are not to be missed this summer.
Have a monumental day out at Stowe with your group with endless exploration and different areas to interest all. Our Groups Bookings team will help co-ordinate your visit and provide an information pack for everything you'll need before you arrive.
There are walks for all abilities on the Arlington estate.
Easter is a busy time to see the Spring bulbs in the gardens and new life emerging at Home Farm.
You'll find a riot of pink and white magnolia blossom in the garden from early spring. Find out more about the different varieties here and when to see them at their best.
Discover the fiery colours, atmospheric woodland and sheltered gardens as you explore the estate around our special place.
Spring at Rowallane heralds the start of the rhododendron season. The garden is in full colour and scent.
Visit our natural play area at the bottom of the garden
Visit the house, stroll through the deer park and stunning gardens, or grab a bite to eat in our café. Find out more about group visits.
Get the best from your group visit to our special place. Speak to the property today to discover the best options for you and to request a booking form.
Enjoy a relaxed season of homemade and traditional events. With an advent calendar in the landscape, crisp winter walks, Christmas meals, carols and a festive shopping season to choose from, there's an opportunity to escape the twenty-first century world.
Catch the glorious displays of autumn colour at one of our places this season. Discover some of our oldest trees and most splendid landscaped gardens.
Wander through the garden courtyards at Hardwick Hall and linger amongst the borders and herbs.
Gardens within gardens - Rowallane has secrets and delights around every corner.
Rising through the ranks, Lancelot 'Capability' Brown learnt his trade experimenting at Stowe, making his mark on the landscape before moving on to transform the the English countryside and many aristocratic estates.
European Heritage Open Day 2016 will see over 300 properties in Northern Ireland open their doors for free, including top tourist attractions cared for by the National Trust opening on Saturday 10 September
From free guided tours to exhibitions and self-led walks, there's plenty to entertain you on a visit to Little Moreton Hall.
There's plenty to explore at the garden of Nymans, West Sussex, with plenty of exotic plants and intriguing ruins.
Explore the garden at Chartwell in Kent with its home-grown produce in the kitchen garden, rose walk, lakes and so much more. Why not join one of our garden tours too?
Explore Stowe time and time again, to discover views and areas of the monumental gardens, that you may not have seen before. There's plently of space to get active. From walks and sports, to rambling trails, to guided tours. Indulge yourself from Stowe's snap shot list and enjoy your time spent with us.
Discover our beautiful gardens and stunning plant collection or explore the house and the wider estate.
With many children to entertain the Fox family planted an extensive maze and also installed a rotating rope swing.
Coleton Fishacre is the perfect place to bring a group; whether you're organising a coach party, school group, or are just looking for somewhere to go with a large group of friends. Our group bookings coordinator will be happy to help arrange your visit.
A subtropical garden with a maze leading down to Durgan beach, Glendurgan in autumn is a beautiful sight.
Woolbeding Gardens is now open for visits on Thursdays and Fridays. To enjoy this very special garden in all its glory uou will need to pre-book your visit and arrange for parking, read our article first to find out how to book.
Pick up a guide from visitor reception and explore our beautiful gardens designed by celebrated landscape architect, Thomas Mawson.
Take in the colours of the Kitchen Garden and follow the winding paths through the Pleasure Grounds. Don't miss the tranquil Menagerie Garden, nestled behind the Middle Lake.
After the winter, bluebells are one of the key splashes of colour that help bring our estates and parkland back to life. Here's a few of the best places to see them.
The sight of bluebells is a seasonal highlight not to be missed. Discover them at our medieval castles, wild woodlands and glorious gardens all over Wales.
Take a look at how changing fashions shaped the house and gardens at Hanbury Hall.
An enchanting woodland garden full of unusual shrubs and trees, with rambling paths and a different delight around each corner.
Enjoy a day out at Dudmaston with your group.
The warm, sheltered gardens at Mottistone mean that with the arrival of spring sunshine, bright daffodils cover the banks, and magnolia petals start to unfold. Throughout the gardens, nature is awakening after winter, filling the borders with the first colour of the year.
The East of England has its fair share of bluebells during the spring months. Blickling Estate in Norfolk is in fact one of the top spots in the country to see carpets of the blue flowers.
Visit the Dr Tom memorial garden at Coughton Court, in celebration of his award winning work with daffodils.
Explore Elizabethan walled garden courtyards, and relax surrounded by colourful herbaceous borders and prize winning vegetables.
Make the most of your visit to this fascinating unfinished garden lodge, located in picturesque Northamptonshire countryside.
From medieval manorial site to natural disaster and consequent restoration, Mottistone gardens and manor have seen considerable change through the centuries. Discover more about the history of this ancient site.
Take a stroll around the gardens, full of colour. Challenge family and friends to classic garden games and become a champion of croquet, boules, giant skittles and quoits.
Discover the tucked away features in the garden, and explore their histories
Centuries of design and care have created these landscape gardens with lakes, glades and woods.
Sissinghurst Castle Garden in Kent is the world-renowned garden of Vita Sackville-West and Harold Nicolson. Discover why it remains one of the most iconic gardens in Britain.
The seven acre lake looks stunning no matter what the season. Paths lined with Rhododendrons, Azaleas and Magnolias lead you around the banks of the lake which are planted with Primulas, Irises, and large-leafed Gunneras.
Keep up to date with the latest news from the team at Mount Stewart.
What could be more exciting than discovering a secret garden - a garden within a garden to play in and explore?
At Mount Stewart, County Down, the gardens combine myth, imagination and creative flair.
Travel all over the world as you stroll our gardens, enjoy an out-of-hours tour and get discounted entry when you visit our special place with your group.
Soak up the sunshine, summer is here. Discover our selection of top summer gardens and enjoy long, lazy days packed with colour and scent from flowers in full bloom.
Exploring Northern Ireland on foot is the perfect way to experience the dramatic landscape and coastline.
The gardens of Anglesey Abbey are full of variety. Stroll through avenues of trees, open green spaces and beautifully planted borders.
Discover the secret histories of the main features in the garden.
Leave the mainland behind and visit the fairytale castle on St Michael's Mount.
Challenge friends and family to garden games on the lawn after exploring the house. We have friendly guides to help you get the most out of your visit to the villa and gardens. Take a look at our top tips of things to see and do.
The mansion boasts two distinct architectural styles: classical and Gothic - one of the strangest architectural compromises created between two people. Explore the inside with a guided tour and then take in the history of the gardens.
The canopy of trees at the Arboretum undergoes a glorious transformation in autumn
There are lots of activities and events to keep your kids entertained at Coleton Fishacre this summer. From building dens to making homes for wild animals, find out all of the things you can do as a family.
Summer is here in the Sizergh garden. From cherry blossom and snakeshead fritillaries, to primroses and tulips. Shiny leaved hart's-tongue ferns contrast with the royal ferns, known as Osmunda regalis, which sprout purple shoots fuelled by the warmth of the sun and longer days.
Get outdoors in the fresh air and start walking your way around Wimpole.
Imagine arriving to work every day with a breathtaking view that never gets tired or taking your lunch in a tranquil garden. Jobs at Stowe offer rewarding career development, a positive team attitude and an office like no other in 250 acres of Europe's finest landscape gardens. Find out more about what it's like working at Stowe and our current vacancies.
Enjoy lots of fun activities throughout the bank holiday weekend and school holidays at Stowe.
These goblet or star-shaped flowers are much admired spring icons, and for good reason. Ranging in colour from pure white to deepest purple, they fill the spring air with a gorgeous scent.
Volunteer with us at Sizergh and make new friends, working in an amazing place and knowing that you're helping a great cause - three fabulous reasons to get volunteering!
Enjoy moments of peace in the beautiful gardens at Buckland Abbey
Discover the history of the parkland and gardens at Charlecote. The story takes us from the woodland of the ancient Forest of Arden to the present day management of the park.
Relax in the atmosphere of an 18th-century family home in the country. Take a stroll around landscaped parkland and formal gardens.
Roses have long been associated with the Churchill's and their family home, Chartwell in Kent. With a walled rose garden alive with colour and a rose avenue bursting with fragrance, it's not hard to see why. Uncover the history and romance behind these areas on your next visit to find out why the rose garden was Clementine's favourite place.
With over 700 years of history to discover and still lived in by the Strickland family, Sizergh has many tales to tell.
The garden bursts with colour and life in summer.
With a world-famous garden and over 2,500 acres of estate to explore, Stourhead in Wiltshire will delight garden and wildlife lovers alike.
The beauty and variety of our grounds and gardens owe a lot to the Victorian Head Gardener, Walter Speed. He was a loyal and devoted employee of Penrhyn as well as an exceptionally skilled gardener.
Follow our walking trails, picnic on the lawn and explore the jungle-esque Bog Garden on your visit to our special place.
The evolution of the pleasure grounds at Arlington Court from the late eighteenth century to the present day, including Trust ownership and management.
Mount Stewart has revealed exciting new elements in this year’s Festival of Light, which will open for ten nights from Friday 20 November until Sunday 29 November.
Relax in the beautiful gardens at Antony, at their best between spring and autumn.
Pause for a moment at our Orchard Café and enjoy a selection of light lunches, barista style coffee or a reviving pot of tea.
In recent years Mount Stewart has frequently been chosen as a filming location for popular television programmes and movies.
The garden at Sudbury Hall has transformed many times over the centuries. Even the lake was drained and then filled again as fashions changed.
The Polesden Lacey gardens were once graced with royalty, now you can walk in their footsteps to enjoy the beauty of the estate.
An 18th-century garden full of delightful features is tucked away at the edge of the estate's woods.
Discover Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden, a World Heritage site with centuries of history.
Discover our collection of furniture, textiles and pewter, take in the scents of our herb border and enjoy a stroll along our Riverside Walk.
Pop into the Vicary Gibbs sensory play area on your potter around the gardens. You'll find play inspired by nature for little ones and big kids too.
An enchanting night of illumination - this year’s festival promises to be a spectacular display
Enjoy a day out with your family to St Michael's Mount, Cornwall.
Perhaps the most beautiful and magical of all of the great landscape gardens, Stourhead is an English 18th-century view of Arcadian paradise.
Enjoy summer walks, picnics, garden games and stunning views across the Exe estuary to the east Devon coastline.
Carpets of spring bulbs, a stunning walled rose garden, rich autumn leaves and a colourful winter garden make Mottisfont a feast for the senses all year round. We offer free guided walks around the grounds daily.
Explore our walled garden and the weird and wonderful variety of plants we have.
A time to see the changing seasons with daffodils beginning to emerge and the first glimpse of trees in bud.
There's lots of spring time family fun across the property and a wonderful Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt at Stourhead this Easter.
Find out where to spot our favourite seasonal highlights on your strolls around Belton.
From Godolpin in Cornwall to Leigh Woods near Bristol, our places in the South West are brimming with bluebells during the spring months. Take a look at our list to see where bluebells are blooming near you.
The promise of spring is in the air at Saltram and the garden is the perfect place to feel the changing season.
The Water Garden's oriental character was created for Lord Astor adding Koi Carp in the lake and an original Chinese pagoda in the centre of the garden.
Quarry Bank offers a garden full of drama with spectacular views. Paths climb up from the valley bottom passing by caves, cliffs, amazing trees and rhododendrons. In the kitchen garden, the restored glasshouse and back sheds sparkle in the sunshine, and grow an array of exotic fruits.
Come and meet our feline friend Algie who calls our special place home but please don't bring your pooch to say hello.
Watch the cooks in the kitchen and our costumed interpretation group bring history to life, buy local art in The Loft, visit the RAF Oulton museum, find a gem in the second-hand bookshop or the stamp shop.
Admire the local, and continental traditional varieties of apples in the orchard at Moseley Old Hall. Try out how they taste in the tea-room and sit back and relax surrounded by fruit trees.
There's still a lot of work to be done at Prior Park. We've put together an idea of the things we'd like to achieve on a timeline.
Have you seen a plant at Mount Stewart that you don't recognise? We are here to help you identify it!
Over the years Mount Stewart has provided many a creative spark to artists and writers. We were delighted when Mrs Fulton, a teacher at Braidside Integrated Primary School in Ballymena, County Antrim got in touch with us to tell us about Jessica Muir, one of her pupils.
Stumble upon our bog garden designed by Kitty Lloyd-Jones in the 1930s. You'll find shade and lush foliage mixed with rills and garden pools; a perfect place to relax.
Stourhead's garden is adorned with many temples and features - but why?
To celebrate the return Festival of Light, Discover Northern Ireland are once again teaming up with the National Trust to bring you this year’s #MyFestivalOfLight competition, where you can enter your best light related photos to win some great prizes.
From secluded valleys to ancient woodlands and even sand dunes, there are a host of places to see bluebells in the North East. If you’re lucky you might also spot wildlife like roe deer and woodpeckers. Take a look at our list to find out where you can see the flowers near you.
From unique houses with interiors designed by William Morris to intriguing gardens full of ‘rooms’, our Arts and Crafts places will surprise and delight.
Screaming children, looming deadlines, cars that won’t start and dogs that won’t stop – every so often we all need an escape. Here are some of our top places to relax in.
Wander around this 18th-century demesne, stumbling upon temples, dovecotes and gardens.
Growers from the local community love our flourishing allotments at Minnowburn. This land has had a history of food production and keeps growing today.
Our honey bees love the garden and volunteers that help look after them. Take a stroll down nut walk and see what you can fine.
Dark burrows, winding tunnels through trees and shafts that seem to go to the centre of the earth. Are you brave enough to visit these mysterious places we care for?
Ancient trees and roaming deer make Calke Abbey a delightful place for an autumn visit.
Discover one of the most influential 20th-century British gardens. Hidcote Manor Garden, Gloucestershire is an Arts & Crafts masterpiece.
The house acted as sanctuary for wounded soldiers of the First World War but the garden played a recuperative role too.
We're delighted to announce the return of Mount Stewart Conversations Festival, an unmissable two-day event that celebrates creativity and debate on an international scale.
The history of the knot garden at Moseley Old Hall dates back to the 17th century. Take a look at the twists and turns of how it was created.
In spring time the bluebells are the stars of the show at our places in Northern Ireland. The beautiful landscapes are set off by carpets of blue, making them the perfect places to take a relaxing spring time walk with family and friends. Read our list to find a bluebell bounty near you.
There's lots to keep kids busy at Lanhydrock this Easter, with our annual Cadbury egg hunt in the garden, hands on activities and a trail in the house and lots of space to enjoy the great outdoors.
Wimpole Estate’s Gothic Tower was amongst the winners of the EU Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards 2016
From exploring the gardens to dining in style or walking through the chocolate story there's something for all to enjoy at our special place.
Explore the summer colour of Belton's gardens while you relax by fragrant borders.
There is lots going on in the garden this spring
Ellen Terry's garden at Smallhythe Place is a haven for wildlife, roses, daffodils ans apple trees. Click here to read more and find out the most recent garden projects.
Home to Queen Victoria’s favourite Prime Minister, Hughenden Manor reflects the wit and charisma of Disraeli and has provided a perfect backdrop for political drama, royal visits and a personal love story.
Romantic ruins, intimate gardens and internationally recognised plant collections against a backdrop of stunning Sussex Weald woodland - Nymans is a garden lover's paradise.
From the drama of the Central Hall to the unbelievable stories of the notorious Delaval family there are plenty of secrets to uncover at Seaton Delaval Hall.
Daily demonstrations of spinning or hand weaving really bring the mill to life for those in group visits. Find out more about how we cater for groups at Quarry Bank.
Get outdoors and see the changing seasons with sharp winter frosts and the first glimpse in the gardens of snowdrops and aconites.
Once a busy centre for growing fruit and vegetables for the family, the kitchen garden fell into decline after the Second World War. See how it's used today and find out more about the orangery.
There's a nip in the air and the leaves are turning on the trees. Autumn in the garden is a riot of colour. The garden team have shared some of the top things to look out for this season, and the work they'll be doing to keep it looking its best.
Explore these beautiful riverside gardens and see something different in every season. Take a look at our seasonal highlights and what else you can get up to on your visit.
All ages will have a great day out here, with activities designed to stimulate young imaginations, including favourites such as dressing up.
With a rich tapestry of design and great planting artistry that was the hallmark of Edith, Lady Londonderry, visit Mount Stewart's gardens in County Down, recently voted in the top ten gardens in the world.
Mount Stewart is home to a healthy population of red squirrels. They are rarely seen in Northern Ireland nowadays, so be sure to keep your eyes peeled.
Built in the 1930s by linen merchant Edward Robinson in the style of an Italian sunken garden, it has some of the finest views in South Belfast
Late April and early May are the best times to see bluebells, and they make a scenic backdrop to a spring time walk. You’ll be spoilt for choice in the North West as many of our places boast spectacular displays of the flowers, along with other signs of spring such as buzzing bees and wildflowers.
Delve into an oriental world in the Chinese garden and ascend to the Joss House.
Begin the New Year with your new fitness regime at Mount Stewart. We have beautiful walks for all ages and abilities to enjoy and afterwards you can enjoy that cappuccino in the tea room guilt free.
Take a tour with our very own expert gardener or stroll around the garden at your leisure. A visit to Rowallane is perfect for your group, just let us know how we can help plan your day - from bespoke tours to booked lunches.
The gardens at our special place provide a varied, yet intimate, experience for visitors. At just under three acres, they still manage to pack a punch with a parterre, rose garden, sweeping views, manicured lawns, fountains, pools, topiary and statues.
The gardens at Sizergh have grown and developed over 300 years. The blend of formality and wilder landscapes create harmony and variety as you stroll through the grounds.
Sculpted Baroque gardens with Italianate terraces, planting for year-round interest and dramatic views across the surrounding countryside.
The majestic 700-acre park at Petworth is one of the finest surviving and unspoilt examples of an English landscape designed by Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown. Find out more about the transformation from formal garden to 'natural' parkland.
We look after hundreds of gardens and many are at their peak in the summer. Take a walk round a garden to enjoy the borders in full bloom. Or find a peaceful spot where you can sit and take in the colours and scents.
There's loads to keep the kids entertained too with a packed programme of summer fun - get ready for summer at Antony.
The view from the South Terrace looking out over the Parterre is one not to be missed.
Greenway is nestled in a woodland garden which drifts down the hill to the banks of the River Dart. The garden is complete with stunning views, colourful borders and grand trees.
A summer performance of tropical delights as the 'B.O.T' takes to the stage in exotic drama.
With the warm days to look forward to, summer is the time to make the most of being outdoors. So see what Dunham Massey has to offer, hopefully with some sun if we’re lucky!
Here's our top 10 ways to play at Trengwainton this summer.
In the winter of 2013, eight hundred young yew trees were planted to map out the intricate design of a new Elizabethan knot garden.
Experience the less formal pleasure garden loved by Disraeli for its trees and vista.
Discover this beautiful outdoor spot in the city centre, to unwind, play and enjoy.
Explore all Stoneywell's highlights through the month of June
RADAR archaeological surveys help us to learn more about Berrington's mysterious past.
Whether you're here for a dog walk, a gentle stroll to enjoy the views, or an adventure with your young explorers, the outdoors at Killerton has a walk for you.
Head to Beningbrough this summer to wander around the galleries, gardens and parkland. The sounds, colours and smells are so vivid now and the sprawling lawns so inviting.
Our three walled gardens have blossomed into a showcase for all the senses. Listen to the birds and the bees buzzing in the Orchard Garden, kick back in a deck chair on the Cedar Garden lawn or admire the swirling parterres of the Orangery Garden.