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

Midwinter sunrise across the Tyntesfield estate

Gardens behind the scenes: looking after Tyntesfield in winter 

Enjoy crisp, winter walks at Tyntesfield in Somerset, a remarkable Victorian estate, little changed in 150 years. Follow the gardens team behind-the-scenes over the course of a gardening year.

Orchard House at Cragside

Gardens through the ages 

Learn about medieval, Tudor, Stuart, Georgian, Victorian and 20th-century gardens, and where to see our finest examples.

View of Hill Top garden

Restoring Beatrix Potter's Garden 

Discover how Beatrix Potter's garden was brought to life again through the illustrations from her books and letters.

Conservation in action

For garden lovers...

Volunteer preparing beds for winter

Enjoy a working holiday 

If you love our gardens you will know it takes time and dedication to keep them beautiful. Join our gardening team on a working holiday and get your hands dirty helping to shape the borders, beds and bushes of our luxuriant and colourful gardens.

Visitors in the garden at Wallington

We couldn't do it without you

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