Gardener's tips

Looking after more than 200 gardens has taught us a thing or two, so here our gardeners share some of their tips for a blooming beautiful garden

Harvesting kale in the Kitchen Garden
Staff and volunteers gardening at a National Trust property

Top 10 tips to prepare your garden for winter 

Want to find out how best to prepare your garden for the winter months? Find out with our ten top tips.

Spider web in the garden at Bateman's

Nine ways to build a wildlife friendly garden 

You can follow in the footsteps of our rangers and help save wildlife at home. Here are nine ways you can bring more nature to your garden.

" I was a Head Gardener for twenty 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
Cotehele Gardeners strip flowers for the Christmas garland

Gardening events 

We run lots of garden-related events, from talks about specific plants to more general how-to style guides for gardeners looking to get the best out of their gardens.

The oriental inspired Water Garden at Cliveden, Buckinghamshire

Listen to our podcast about gardens 

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.

Challenges for our gardeners
A gardener on a hydraulic cherry picker trimming the yew hedge behind a statue of Hercules. Powis Castle and Garden, Powys, Wales

Don't try this at home 

Keeping our famous yew tumps at Powis Castle in tip-top condition is no easy feat but our gardeners make the task look easy.

Gardener's essentials

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

For garden lovers

Love gardens and gardening? Browse all our gardening content in one place to find your next inspiration.