Gardeners' tips

Hear from our gardeners and get lots of gardening inspiration and ideas to make the most of your outdoor space

Gardening at Hicote, Gloucestershire
Gardeners planting in spring

Spring gardening tips  

Our gardeners share their knowledge and expertise to help you make the most of your garden this spring. You'll discover how to create an eye-catching display of blossom and top tips for container growing, plus a video on how to prune hydrangeas.

How to grow your own

Grow the perfect veg

In this video, Rebecca Bevan, the author of The National Trust School of Gardening, meets the gardener who looks after the veg plot at Nunnington Hall in Yorkshire. Find out about lots of different topics, including soil health, compost and planting. You'll also come away with some helpful tips on how to create a veg bed in your own garden.

Top tips for growing herbs
What's in season
Decorations for your garden
" I was a Head Gardener for 20 years and you never stop learning. You need to be creative, prepared to try new things and inspire a wide range of people. "
- Ian Wright, lead gardens adviser
Member of staff checking the records at the Plant Conservation Centre

Garden podcasts playlist 

Download or listen to episodes from our podcast series that explore our most important historic gardens and meet the staff and volunteers who care for them.

Gardeners' essentials

See our range of decorative and practical items for making your garden great