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

Girl walking through spring flowers in the garden at Tyntesfield
A sea of delicate daffodils cover areas of the main lawn at Nymans in Sussex in late April

The story of daffodils 

From Wordsworth’s golden daffodils in Cumbria to the cut-flower industry in Cornwall, daffodils are woven into the stories of many National Trust places. Explore the history and fascinating stories behind our favourite spring flower, the daffodil.

Himalayan blue poppies (Meconopsis betonicifolia) growing in the walled garden at Rowallane

Plant conservation 

Just as grand buildings and stunning collections can tell the tales of changing tastes and the rise (and fall) of fortunes, so too can the exotic plants in their gardens. With more than 200 gardens to look after, discover how we ensure their beauty lasts forever, for everyone.

Conservation in action
Bumblebee nectaring on pink cherry blossom

Give back to nature 

More than ever before, nature has been our source of comfort during difficult times. But climate change is accelerating the decline of these green spaces. Nature gives us so much, donate today and help us protect these precious places and the wildlife that live there.

Great women gardeners

Plants and gardens through time

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