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.

Latest visiting update

Our gardens, parks, cafés, shops, countryside locations and many houses are open. You no longer need to pre-book at many places. Some still require booking ahead, so please check the property webpage before you travel.​

More details on visiting and booking >

Visitor on a bridge in the Arboretum at Bodnant Garden

Dazzling autumn gardens and parks 

As this colourful season unfolds, make the most of the incredible autumn displays of orange and gold, at places we look after. Discover some of the oldest trees in the parks in our care and the most splendid landscaped gardens in their blaze of glory.

Wheelbarrow full of freshly picked vegetables in the garden in July at Knightshayes Court

Top kitchen gardens 

Autumn is a busy time in kitchen gardens as we bring in the harvest. Gardens are laden with rare heritage fruit, veg and the all-important pumpkins ready for Halloween.

Member of staff checking the records at the Plant Conservation Centre

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 unearth the secrets of the Plant Conservation Centre.

Gardens through the ages

Red squirrel with a nut

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.