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

Conservation in action
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.

Great women gardeners

Plants and gardens through time

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