Our members' magazine

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The National Trust members’ magazine is our 'thank you' to you, for being part of our work to care for nature, history and beauty. Published three times a year, it's full of behind-the-scenes stories and beautiful photography. We hope it will inspire you about all there is to discover and be part of with the National Trust.

Summer 2021 edition highlights

The summer issue of National Trust Magazine lands as the boughs of the natural world are bursting with life and we hope it will inspire you to enjoy all that summer has to offer across the National Trust.

Escaping into a garden is one of the true joys of the season, whether you’re soaking in the atmosphere at a garden we care for or pottering with plants in your own. Rebecca Bevan, author of a new book called The National Trust School of Gardening, explains how to identify the spirit of a garden and bring it to life in your own space.

Elsewhere, you can read reflections from Director-General Hilary McGrady and find out what has been going on behind the scenes at the places we look after over the last few months.

We also share how some of the smaller properties in our care are welcoming visitors back slightly differently following the pandemic and explore how a former golf course is becoming a rich space for people and nature at the National Trust’s first stretch of coast in Lincolnshire.

Finally, hear from the tenant farmers who are rearing lamb and beef grazed on herb-rich pasture. Try out fresh flavour combinations to accompany grass-fed meat from Development Chef Clive Goudercourt and summer-ready recipes for spice-rubbed steak, courgette and mint salad, and tzatziki.

Listen to exclusive audio interviews

We produce an hour-long audio version of each magazine which covers the main articles from the magazine and includes extra behind-the-scenes chats with our contributors. It's ideal for those with visual impairment, or anyone who wants to hear exclusive interviews. This edition is presented by Sally Palmer, Editor of National Trust Magazine.

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Summer 2021 audio edition of our members’ magazine

We hope the summer issue of National Trust Magazine will inspire you to enjoy all that summer has to offer across the Trust. First we’re escaping into a garden with Rebecca Bevan, author of a new book called The National Trust School of Gardening, who explains how to identify the spirit of a garden and bring it to life in your own space. We also share how some of the Trust’s smaller properties are welcoming visitors back slightly differently following the pandemic and explore how a former golf course is becoming a rich space for people and nature at the Trust’s first stretch of coast in Lincolnshire.

You can listen to the audio edition for free above. If you have a visual impairment and would prefer to receive a CD – or know someone who would – email RNIB on businesslink@rnib.org.uk or phone them on 01733 375 370.

Highlights from the summer magazine

Wanted: your intriguing tales 

Have you had a unique experience at a place we care for? Perhaps you've bumped into the local ghosts at a historical house in our care, or have a story about the dogs in some of our kitchens? We're collecting all manner of tales from our supporters for an upcoming book that'll be released in 2022, so send us an email about your experience.

Contact us

We love to hear what you think of the National Trust Magazine. If you'd like to get in touch, please email us or write to us at:

National Trust Magazine,
Heelis
Kemble Drive
Swindon
Wiltshire
SN2 2NA

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Submissions

If you have an idea for a magazine article, please email us with a brief summary of your idea. We don’t accept any unsolicited articles.

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Note to advertisers:  We carry some limited advertising in the National Trust Magazine, our thrice yearly members' magazine. For more information and a media pack, please contact our media agency RedActive on nationaltrust@redactive.co.uk or +44 (0) 20 7880 6200. We are aware that some advertisers have been contacted by other agencies (most recently a company trading under the name “Maxhill Publishers Ltd”) claiming to represent the Trust; should you be contacted by any other agency, please treat with caution and contact RedActive as above.