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

Pruning the lime arbour at Hidcote, Gloucestershire
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 Parterre Garden at Blickling Estate, Norfolk.

Regenerating Blickling's walled garden 

Blickling’s walled garden is hoping to benefit from our Walled Gardens appeal which aims to restore these treasured growing spaces.

A view across the lake at Stourhead in autumn

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.

Podcast host Alan Power interviewing the gardening team at Stowe

Listen to our garden podcast series 

Our gardens podcast is back for a second series. Come with us as we travel to three of our most important historic gardens and meet the staff and volunteers who help to care for them.

Garden design through the ages

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. Find out how we’re restoring it to its former glory.

Pleasure Grounds at Clumber Park

For garden lovers 

Want to discover more than 200 gardens, or pick up horticultural tips from our green-fingered experts? Browse all of our gardening content in one place to find your next inspiration.

Geese on water with the Palladian Bridge in the background at Stowe

We couldn't do it without you

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

Meet some of the team

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.