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

Gardeners raking leaves
A gardener working in the autumn at Dyffryn Gardens

Behind the scenes at our gardens: Caring for Dyffryn over autumn 

Ever wondered what it takes to look after our gardens each season? We're going behind the scenes at Dyffryn, one of the most important gardens in the country to meet the gardening team and discover what it takes to look after our gardens over the autumn months.

The White Garden in July at Sissinghurst Castle Garden, Kent

Seven unique garden projects 

With rare plant collections and unusual designs, many of the gardens we look after are one-of-a-kind. We're working hard to restore or improve these gardens, so that they can be enjoyed forever.

300 years of ‘Capability’ Brown: The man who changed the national landscape

Meet the experts

The house and garden at Tintinhull

Five of our most wildlife-friendly gardens 

The way we garden plays a key roll in encouraging wildlife. Here are five places where we are doing our bit for nature.

Garden design through the ages

A garden in need...
Stowe Gardens' crumbling ruins

Stowe Gardens appeal 

We desperately need to carry out a vast restoration project at Stowe. With your help, we'll be able to restore Stowe Gardens to its former 18th-century splendour by replacing missing statues, restoring magnificent monuments and repairing historic temples.

The garden team standing beside renovated pond and garden of The Bath at Bodnant Garden

Make a difference and get involved 

Feeling inspired? Visit our jobs website to discover that perfect gardening opportunity. From entry-level jobs, to head gardener and consultant positions, we have a wide range of roles to suit you. You’ll also find interviews with gardeners from across our properties giving you an idea of what it’s like caring for our special places.

We couldn't do it without you

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