Our members' magazine

Magazine Spring 2021 cover spread

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.

Spring 2021 edition highlights

The spring issue of National Trust Magazine lands just as nature starts to shrug off the winter and the world around us reawakens, so we hope it will inspire you to enjoy all that spring has to offer across the Trust.

We’re looking ahead to blossom season and encouraging everyone to notice the beauty of blossom this spring. We’re also sharing details about a new project to plant circles of blossoming trees on Trust land and in urban communities across England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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

We also share the stories behind five special objects which feature in a new book exploring some of the finest items in the Trust’s collections. You can discover how 20th-century Castle Drogo in Devon has finally been made watertight for the first time, and find out how your handbook has adapted over time and why it’s changed again this year.

Finally, many of us have enjoyed the homely pastimes of cooking and gardening over the past year and the fragrant world of herbs bring both of these pleasures together. We explore which herbs Trust chefs love to use, suggest tasty recipes for you to try and share tips on planting your own herb patch this spring.

Listen to exclusive audio interviews

We produce an hour-long audio version of each magazine, covering 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.

Spring 2021 members magazine cover for blossom season

Spring 2021 edition of our members' magazine

We hope the spring issue of National Trust Magazine will inspire you to enjoy all that the season has to offer across the Trust. We start by celebrating the beauty of blossom and share how a new project aims to plant circles of blossoming trees across the country. Hear the stories behind five special objects in the Trust’s collections which feature in a new book, discover how 20th-century Castle Drogo in Devon has finally been made watertight for the first time, and be inspired to grow your own herbs in our food feature ‘A pinch of magic’.

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 spring magazine
Pyramid jelly moulds at Speke Hall, Merseyside

Guess the object 

Will you guess the spring edition's object correctly? These intriguing copper pieces are from the collection at Speke Hall in Merseyside. What do you think these shiny pyramids might be?

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