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

A profusion of pink asters, Symphyotrichum novae-angliae 'Harrington's Pink' flowering in early autumn at Scotney Castle, Kent
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.

Himalayan blue poppies (Meconopsis betonicifolia) growing in the walled garden at Rowallane

Plant conservation 

Just as grand buildings and stunning collections can tell the tales of changing tastes and the rise (and fall) of fortunes, so too can the exotic plants in their gardens. With more than 200 gardens to look after, discover how we ensure their beauty lasts forever, for everyone.

Orchard House at Cragside

Gardens through the ages 

Learn about medieval, Tudor, Stuart, Georgian, Victorian and 20th-century gardens, and where to see our finest examples.

View of Hill Top garden

Restoring Beatrix Potter's Garden 

Discover how Beatrix Potter's garden was brought to life again through the illustrations from her books and letters.

Conservation in action

For garden lovers...

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