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


Round the regions

A row of small cacti in cups along the sash window in the kitchen at The Hardmans' House, 59 Rodney Street, Liverpool

Potted history of houseplants in our houses and collections 

The fashion for greening our interiors and filling them with plants and natural fragrances is nothing new. Discover the history of houseplants through objects in our collections and in National Trust houses and gardens across the country.

Conservation in action
Oil painting on canvas, Victoria (Vita) Mary Sackville-West, Lady Nicolson (1892-1962) by Philip Alexius de László de Lombos

Great women gardeners 

Journey through the gardens of time and discover seven of history's most inspirational women gardeners and garden designers. Explore the influence of these visionary horticultural pioneers, such as Lady Londonderry and Vita Sackville-West, on our most celebrated gardens.

View from the Nuttery at Sissinghurst Castle Garden

We couldn't do it without you

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