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 taking cuttings from a magnolia tree at Nymans
Edith Lady Londonderry in the gardens at Mount Stewart

How Victorian plant hunters shaped our gardens 

Find out more about the men and women who traveled the world in search of beautiful plants and brought them back to our gardens.

Giving nature a helping hand

Meet some of the team

The Edwardian house at Overbecks, Salcombe, Devon, glimpsed beyond the exotic planting in the garden

Horticultural award for south west garden consultant 

Ian Wright, our garden consultant in the south west, has been awarded the prestigious ‘Associate of Honour’ from the RHS.

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.

A view of the Temple of Ancient Virtue at Stowe Landscape Gardens, Buckinghamshire

We couldn't do it without you

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