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

Pruning, planting and planning your spring garden

Top five spring gardening tips 

Spring is a busy time for gardeners. Here are five top tips from our gardening experts for the season ahead.

The 'carpet beds' on the parterre at Waddesdon Manor

How to make a carpet bed 

Create a carpet bed inspired by the gardening team at Waddesdon Manor in your own garden.

Spider web in the garden at Bateman's

Nine ways to make your garden more wildlife friendly 

Do you want to create a refuge for species that are declining in the wild? Here are nine ways you can bring more nature into 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.

Alan Power recording the podcast at Stourhead

Listen to our gardens podcast 

Our new series of garden stories podcasts will take listeners to three of our beautiful heritage gardens to meet the gardeners, volunteers and visitors who help to look after these special places.

Challenges for our gardeners
Our walled garden supervisor, Ceridwen, working in the gardens

Behind the scenes at our gardens: looking after Dyffryn in early summer 

What does it take to look after one of the most important historic gardens in the country? We’re back behind the scenes at Dyffryn in Wales to discover what the gardeners get up to in early summer.

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.