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

Gardener Mark Finch begins to carefully dismantle the succulent border
Harvesting kale in the Kitchen Garden

Behind the scenes at our gardens: looking after Dyffryn in winter 

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 over the winter months.

The White Garden in July at Sissinghurst Castle Garden, Kent

Seven unique garden projects 

With rare plant collections and unusual designs, many of the gardens we look after are one-of-a-kind. We're working hard to restore or improve these gardens, so that they can be enjoyed forever.

Alan Power recording the podcast at Stourhead

Listen to our gardens podcast 

Our new series of garden stories podcasts will take listeners to three of our beautiful heritage gardens to meet the gardeners, volunteers and visitors who help to look after these special places.

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.

The house and garden at Tintinhull

Five of our most wildlife-friendly gardens 

The way we garden plays a key roll in encouraging wildlife. Here are five places where we are doing our bit for nature.

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.

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.

We couldn't do it without you

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