Garden conservation

It takes more than just gardening to care for some of the UK's most important gardens. Behind the scenes our experts provide the specialist conservation skills needed for the long-term future of these special places

Gardener working in the garden in summer at Packwood House, Warwickshire.
The White Garden in July at Sissinghurst Castle Garden, Kent

Seven unique garden projects 

With rare plant collections and unusual designs, many of the gardens we look after are one-of-a-kind. We're working hard to restore or improve these gardens, so that they can be enjoyed forever.

300 years of ‘Capability’ Brown: The man who changed the national landscape

The house and upper pond at Petworth House and Park, West Sussex

How to create a Capability Brown landscape 

The landscapes designed by 'Capability' Brown are easy to mistake as works of nature. Discover how much effort actually went in to bringing these ground-breaking designs to life.

Meet the experts

Garden design through the ages

The Chinese Bridge at Croome, Worcestershire

'Lost' Chinese bridge returns to Croome 

Visit Croome, Worcestershire, to see the newly-reinstated replica of a Chinese bridge that disappeared 150 years ago.

A garden in need...
Thank you

We couldn't do it without you

Thanks to you, we're able to protect our glorious gardens for ever, for everyone