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.

The garden at Mottisfont, Hampshire

Latest visiting update

In England and Northern Ireland, our gardens, parks and countryside sites remain open for local people to exercise. Shops, houses and other indoor areas are closed, and cafés are takeaway only. The safety of our staff, volunteers and visitors from the nearby community remains our priority and we urge you to book your visits in advance and stay local. All places in Wales are currently closed. Please check the property webpage before you travel.

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A winter's day at Scotney Castle, Kent

Our top winter gardens 

Winter is a beautiful time of the year, and we've plenty of frosty gardens for you to explore. Enjoy bright pops of colour from berries and flowers, or find textured grasses and frosted seed heads.

Snowdrops at Stourhead, Wiltshire

Winter gardening tips: from our garden to yours 

As the cold nights set in, we're not the only ones that need to wrap up warm over winter. Our expert gardeners have got their top tips to help you look after your garden in the frosty weather.

The star on top of the Tree of Hope at Standen

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 Tree of Hope, one of the most festive sights at Standen House and Garden in West Sussex or 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

Robin at Quarry Bank Mill, Cheshire

Give back to nature 

This year, more than ever before, nature has been our source of comfort. 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.