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

Hidcote, Gloucestershire
Member of staff checking the records at the Plant Conservation Centre

Plant Conservation Centre 

Hidden in Devon is a secret garden, dedicated to protecting and cultivating the rare and historically significant plants in our care.

Our walled garden supervisor, Ceridwen, working in the gardens

Go behind the scenes at our gardens 

What do our gardeners do? What does it take to look after one of the most important historic gardens in the country? We’re back behind the scenes at Dyffryn in Wales to discover what the gardeners get up to in early summer.

Giving nature a helping hand

Meet some of the team

Colourful summer borders in the gardens at Nymans, West Sussex

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.

Garden design through the ages

A garden in need...
National Trust gardeners at work at Cotehele, Cornwall

Careers in our gardens 

We've been training gardeners for decades and have launched two courses designed for those wishing to develop careers in heritage gardening.

The White Garden in summer at Sissinghurst Castle

For garden lovers 

Want to discover more than 200 gardens, or pick up horticultural tips from our green-fingered experts? Browse all of our gardening content in one place to find your next inspiration.

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

We couldn't do it without you

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