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

Gardeners taking cuttings from a magnolia tree at Nymans
Edith Lady Londonderry in the gardens at Mount Stewart

How Victorian plant hunters shaped our gardens 

Find out more about the men and women who traveled the world in search of beautiful plants and brought them back to our gardens.

Giving nature a helping hand

Meet some of the team

The Edwardian house at Overbecks, Salcombe, Devon, glimpsed beyond the exotic planting in the garden

Horticultural award for south west garden consultant 

Ian Wright, our garden consultant in the south west, has been awarded the prestigious ‘Associate of Honour’ from the RHS.

Garden design through the ages

A garden in need...
Stowe Gardens' crumbling ruins

Stowe Gardens appeal 

We desperately need to carry out a vast restoration project at Stowe. With your help, we'll be able to restore Stowe Gardens to its former 18th-century splendour by replacing missing statues, restoring magnificent monuments and repairing historic temples.

Looking across the daffodil filled orchard to the north side of the house on a sunny day

Garden lovers 

From rose gardens to walled gardens, sunken gardens to gardens designed by big names, there’s more than 500 years of history in our green and pleasant spaces, perfect for exploring.

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

We couldn't do it without you

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