Gardens & parks

We care for more than 200 gardens and parks. From small secret hideaways and kitchen gardens to landscaped lawns, beautiful borders and acres of parkland. We’ve reopened many of our gardens and parks so you can see them blooming in their colourful glory.

Visitors in Cotehele's spring garden

Latest visiting update

Our gardens, parks and countryside locations are open. Cafés are offering a takeaway service and some outdoor seating is available at cafés in England only. Some shops are open in England and Wales but remain closed in Northern Ireland. All houses are currently closed. The safety of our staff, volunteers and visitors remains our priority. To avoid disappointment please book in advance, especially at busier times such as weekends and bank holidays. Please check the property webpage before you visit and follow government guidance.

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Spring bulbs flowering at Tyntesfield

Best spring gardens 

From beds of colourful daffodils to delicate blossom, gardens across the country are starting to show their true colours for spring. Discover the delights of the season if you’re visiting a local spring garden.

Cardboard egg from the collection at Lanhydrock, Cornwall

Easter activities at home 

From curious Easter objects in our collections to advice for gardeners there is plenty to enjoy over Easter at home or in the garden. Find out how the humble egg became synonymous with Easter or get inspired on your local walk by looking out for more signs of spring. And there's inspiration and activities for the whole family too.

The garden in the summertime at Hill Top, Cumbria.

Go behind the scenes at our gardens 

Sit back and enjoy a personal video tour of some of the beautiful gardens in our care. Discover the garden at Hill Top, the much-loved home of author Beatrix Potter, you can explore these stunning gardens from the comfort of your own home.

A waterfall in winter surrounded by trees

Podcast episodes on gardens 

Delve into a world of tropical paradises and tranquil lakes as you explore episodes from the National Trust Podcast that explore our gardens. We'll shed light on the visionaries who designed these spectacular landscapes, and find out what it takes to care for them today.

Gardens through the ages

Bumblebee nectaring on pink cherry blossom

Give back to nature 

More than ever before, nature has been our source of comfort during difficult times. But climate change is accelerating the decline of these green spaces. Nature gives us so much, donate today and help us protect these precious places and the wildlife that live there.

Garden conservation

Find out more about the work that goes on behind the scenes by our talented garden teams to restore and conserve the gardens you love to visit

Gardening tips

Looking after more than 200 gardens has taught us a thing or two. Here, our gardeners share some of their top tips so that you too can create your perfect garden.