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.

Dovecot at Felbrigg seen through the arch
You've helped us open more than 135 gardens and parklands

Which places are open and what you need to know before you visit 

More than 135 gardens and parks are now open through advance booking, as well as hundreds of coast and countryside places. A number of houses are also open in England and Northern Ireland. Read this article to find out what's open and what to expect from your visit.

Autumn colour at Stourhead

Discover autumn colours in gardens and parks 

Catch the glorious displays of autumn colour at one of our places this season. Discover some of our oldest trees and most splendid landscaped gardens.

Apple picking at Cotehele

Celebrate the apple harvest 

We've had an excellent harvest of apples this year thanks to ideal weather conditions at nearly all of the 200 traditional apple orchards we look after. Visit one of our orchards and in some places you can even pick your own to take home with you.

George Clarke in the greenhouses at Tyntesfield

Our places on screen with George Clarke's National Trust Unlocked 

Ever wanted to delve deeper into the stories of your favourite National Trust places? This new six-part series from Channel 4 takes you behind the scenes with architect and presenter George Clarke, as he visits some of the grand stately homes, quirky cottages and beautiful gardens in our care. Tune in on Sundays from 23 August at 9pm.

Kate Nicoll demonstrating pear pruning in the walled garden at Attingham

Gardeners' tips 

During the Covid-19 lock-down period, we'll be bringing our garden to yours with the help of our members questions and answers from our experts.

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

Our gardeners will continue caring for our green spaces

Keep gardens growing 

Now more than ever, we all need gardens, parklands and other outdoor spaces to help us breathe. Give today and together, we can help nature recover, bring people closer to it, and ensure our shared history continues to inspire us all. Thank you for your continued support.

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

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