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

Walled Garden
Summer highlights
Tall lush foliage and exotic blooms frame a statue overlooking the pond inside the Orangery at Belton House, Lincolnshire

A history of glasshouses, orangeries and potting sheds 

From the 17th-century orangery at Ham House in Surrey to the 1920s greenhouse at Mr Straw's House in Nottinghamshire, the desire to grow plants all year round is an integral part of our horticultural history. Uncover the fascinating story of these garden structures at our places.

The dahlia beds in the walled garden at The Vyne, Hampshire

Delightful dahlias 

From pompon to cactus, learn about the dazzling dahlia displays that bring some early autumn colour to gardens around the country.

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

Our most famous gardens 

We care for hundreds of amazing gardens, but these are the jewels in our crown. Find out why they're so well known.

Conservation in action
The afternoon sun setting above North Wing as Delos captures the final day’s rays

Sissinghurst Castle Garden unveils Delos garden 

Sissinghurst Castle Garden in Kent has unveiled a Greece-inspired garden, ‘Delos’, completing a planting scheme first envisioned by Vita Sackville-West and her husband Harold Nicolson more than 85 years ago. The garden, created in partnership with landscape designer Dan Pearson, was the culmination of a seven-year renewal project at the world renowned garden.

Great women gardeners

Visitors in the garden at Wallington

We couldn't do it without you

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