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 raking leaves
A gardener working in the autumn at Dyffryn Gardens

Behind the scenes at our gardens: Caring for Dyffryn over autumn 

Ever wondered what it takes to look after our gardens each season? We're going behind the scenes at Dyffryn, one of the most important gardens in the country to meet the gardening team and discover what it takes to look after our gardens over the autumn 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.

300 years of ‘Capability’ Brown: The man who changed the national landscape

Meet some of the team

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.

Thank you

We couldn't do it without you

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