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

Member of staff checking the records at the Plant Conservation Centre
Stephen Herrington

An expedition to restore historical gardens 

Head gardeners Stephen Herrington and Neil Porteous this year headed for Tasmania on an expedition to restore their collections to their former glory.

Barrington Court spring garden

Barrington Court's unfurling spring garden 

After a cold and snowy winter, our gardens are beginning to wake up. Find out what the gardeners have been up to over winter and see the hundred year old kitchen garden swing back into action.

View over the compartmentalised hedging of the Dahlia Walk towards the Shelter House at Biddulph Grange Garden, Staffordshire.

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 Nuffield Place

Restoring the gardens at Nuffield Place 

The founder of Morris Motor Cars, Lord Nuffield, loved to relax in his garden. In its 1950s prime, the garden featured beautiful herbaceous borders, a pergola and a rock garden. Discover how we’re restoring it to its former glory.

For garden lovers...

Visitors in the garden at Wallington
Thank you

We couldn't do it without you

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

A selection of National Trust garden gifts

Gifts for gardeners 

Looking for a gift for your green-fingered friend? Our range of garden products can help you get started.