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

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.

Podcast host Alan Power interviewing the gardening team at Stowe

Listen to our garden podcast series 

Our gardens podcast is back for a second series. Come with us as we travel to three of our most important historic gardens and meet the staff and volunteers who help to 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.