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

 Rose Veilchenblau on arch, in the rose garden in June at Mottisfont, Hampshire
Archive photo of gardeners in Morden Hall Park's Rose Garden

Restoring Morden Hall Park's rose garden 

Vibrantly coloured and sweet scented, the rose garden at Morden Hall Park has delighted summer visitors for almost a century. For the last five years, the team at Morden Hall Park have been working hard to restore the garden to its original splendour.

Edmond Brock, Circe and the Sirens, 1925

A garden of the imagination 

Mount Stewart's renowned gardens are the unique creation of Edith, Lady Londonderry. Her passion for exotic plants, coupled with Strangford Lough's mild climate, allowed her to amass an unrivalled collection of plants from across the globe, and experiment with bold planting schemes. Discover the secrets of the garden and the vibrant personality hidden within.

Palm House

Five plants that changed Britain's gardens 

Adventurous 'plant-hunters' of the 18th and 19th centuries scoured the land in search of exotic and unusual trees and flowers. While they may not seem out of the ordinary today, these five plants have transformed British gardens.

For garden lovers...

Flowers in a planter in the gardens at Wakehurst , West Sussex, in August, with a wrought iron archway in the foreground.

How to plant a peat-free summer container 

We all love containers bursting with summer colour. Head Gardener Jamie Harris at Polesden Lacey, Surrey, lends his advice for creating a peat-free display in your own garden.

Visitors in the garden at Wallington
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