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The oriental inspired Water Garden at Cliveden, Buckinghamshire

The National Trust Podcast brings to light the stories and people that make our gardens, landscapes and collections so special. Download or listen to podcast episodes that explore our most important historic gardens and meet the staff and volunteers who care for them.

From sub-tropical havens to ornate sculpture parks, the gardens we look after are not only spectacular, but steeped in history too. In our podcast they provide the backdrop to remarkable tales of mystery, adventure and fame.

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Member of staff checking the records at the Plant Conservation Centre

Episode 59: Caring for the UK's rarest plants

In this episode we go behind the scenes at the Trust’s most secretive location: the Plant Conservation Centre. Few visitors will have heard of this well-guarded site but it's one of the most important places in our care.

A waterfall in winter surrounded by trees

Episode 53: A winter garden in Wales

Join us in the foothills of Snowdonia National Park as we take a winter stroll through the world-famous Bodnant Garden. Hear about Henry Pochin, the plant hunter and aspiring politician who created Bodnant 150 years ago.

The temple at Sheringham Park

Episode 39: Repton's vision at Sheringham

In this episode we’re at Sheringham in Norfolk to discover 1,000 acres of glorious parkland, woods and clifftops. Learn about the designer who sculpted the landscape, Humphry Repton, and meet the staff and volunteers who keep his vision alive today.

visitors in the maze summerhouse at Glendurgan Garden

Episode 46: A tropical garden at Glendurgan

Join us on a journey through a tropical Cornish paradise at Glendurgan Garden – where lush rolling valleys meet the sea, and exotic plants grow alongside native wildflowers.

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Mount Stewart house overlooking the Italian Garden

Episode 15: Sub-tropical Mount Stewart

In this episode, we're in Northern Ireland to visit one of the most astonishing gardens we care for. Full of exotic plants more usually found in the jungles of Burma or the Australian outback, Mount Stewart garden was designed by 'Society Queen' Edith, Lady Londonderry.

Geese on water with the Palladian Bridge in the background at Stowe

Episode 13: Breaking new ground at Stowe

Come and explore the immersive landscape, ornate monuments and tranquil lakes at Stowe, Buckinghamshire. It's a garden shaped by the ground-breaking landscape architect Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown.

Parterre Cliveden Summer 2016

Episode 10: Beauty and scandal at Cliveden

Set high above the Thames, Cliveden is home to a world famous parterre, Japanese Garden and topiary-lined long walk. Around every corner you’ll find stories of mystery, decadence and the fame and misfortune of Britain’s political elite.

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