Our members' magazine

Magazine spring 2018 covers spread

Our members’ magazine is published three times a year and is our ‘thank you’ for helping us to look after special places. 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.

In the Spring issue, we launch ‘Women and Power', the Trust's 2018 national programme marking 100 years since some women were granted the vote. Introduced by gender equality campaigner Laura Bates, the feature explores the stories behind the struggle for suffrage at Trust places. 

Learn more about Bess of Hardwick, the matriarch and businesswoman who rose to the top of Tudor society.  Find out how Trust gardens have been shaped by plant exploration, past and present. And outgoing Director-General Helen Ghosh shares her highlights from her time at the helm. 

We also invite you to have a little of what you fancy, as we discover how the Trust is aiming to cater for all at our cafes and tea-rooms, and try two of our top ‘free from’ recipes at home. 

Listen to exclusive audio interviews:

When we're creating each issue of the magazine, we record an hour-long audio version presented by Alan Power, who is the Head Gardener at Stourhead, Wiltshire, and the presenter of the Trust’s podcast series and the BBC's Gardener’s World. 

The show 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, and anyone who wants to hear exclusive interviews.

You can listen to the show for free on SoundCloud. If visually impaired members would prefer to receive a free CD, email RNIB or phone them on 01733 375 370.

Contact us

We love to hear your feedback on the magazine and your experiences of Trust places. If you'd like to get in touch please email us (see below for details) or write to us at: National Trust Magazine, Heelis, Kemble Drive, Swindon, Wiltshire, SN2 2NA.


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