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

Cliveden Water Garden Autumn 2020
The houseplant-filled conservatory at Monk's House in East Sussex

Potted history of houseplants in our houses and collections 

The fashion for greening our interiors and filling them with plants and natural fragrances is nothing new. Discover the history of houseplants through objects in our collections and in National Trust houses and gardens across the country.

The house and garden in autumn at Blickling Estate, Norfolk

Famous gardens to see 

We care for hundreds of amazing gardens, but these are the jewels in our crown. Find out why they're so well known.

Conservation in action
The afternoon sun setting above North Wing as Delos captures the final day’s rays

Sissinghurst Castle Garden unveils Delos garden 

Sissinghurst Castle Garden in Kent has unveiled a Greece-inspired garden, ‘Delos’, completing a planting scheme first envisioned by Vita Sackville-West and her husband Harold Nicolson more than 85 years ago. The garden, created in partnership with landscape designer Dan Pearson, was the culmination of a seven-year renewal project at the world renowned garden.

Great women gardeners

Visitors in the garden in autumn at Knightshayes, Devon
Thank you

We couldn't do it without you

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